Covenant Seminary’s new Graduate Certificate programs have been designed to equip lay leaders in the Bible, theology, and ministry. Designed around flexibility, these new graduate certificates can be ideal for people who do not need a full theology degree but would still like to learn from world-class seminary faculty around the topics that would be beneficial for their Christian growth and ministry. These certificates could be especially helpful to provide training for ruling elders, deacons, and ministry support staff.
The Graduate Certificate (GC) may be completed through a variety of learning formats—on campus, online, or as a hybrid—making the programs flexible, accessible, and affordable. See the list below or visit our Graduate Certificate page for more info.
A few GC programs are available to start in the Spring 2022 semester; most will be available to start in Summer 2022. Should you decide you want to go further with your studies, a limited number of online courses may also be applied to some of Covenant Seminary’s master’s degree programs. Check with Academic Advisors for details.
Available Graduate Certificate Programs
Residential or Online
Biblical and Theological Studies – 20 credits in any areas the student chooses.
Greek (12 credits) – Greek 1 / Greek 2 / Greek in Exegesis / One 300-level NT class
Hebrew (11-credit minimum) – Hebrew 1 / Hebrew 2 / Hebrew in Exegesis / One 300-level OT class
Biblical and Systematic Theology (15 credits) – Covenant Theology / God and Humanity / Sin, Christ and Salvation / Spirit, Church, and Last Things / Christian Ethics
Church History (8-credit minimum) – Ancient & Medieval Church History / Reformation & Modern Church History / Church History Elective OR God’s World Mission
New Testament Studies (9 credits) – Choose 3: NT History & Theology / Gospels / Acts & Paul / Pastoral & General Epistles and Revelation
Old Testament Studies (11 credit minimum) – Choose 4: OT History & Theology / Pentateuch / OT Historical Books / Psalms & Wisdom Literature / Prophets
Residential or Hybrid
Apologetics and Outreach (11 credit minimum) – Covenant Theology / Apologetics and Outreach / Communicating Jesus with Apologetic Sensitivity / PLUS: 2 credits of Communications courses or approved elective courses.
Educational Ministries (12 credits) – Christian Formation & Calling / Educational Foundations / Teaching & Learning / Ministry Leadership
Counseling Ministry (12 credits) – Covenant Theology / God & Humanity: Foundations of Counseling / Counseling in the Church I / Counseling in the Church II