the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Online Graduate Certificate

The fifteen-hour online graduate certificate provides an option for people already engaged in service in the local church or in cross-cultural ministry whose educational needs do not warrant a commitment to a full degree program. All courses are available in online format and may be completed in one semester. The primary purposes of the Online Graduate Certificate are:

(1) to prepare missionary apprentices with the necessary biblical, theological, and missiological foundations for appointment by fulfilling the International Mission Board requirements for theological education for missionary apprentices. It is suggested that persons seeking International Mission Board appointment take 32960 Introduction to Missiology, if at all possible.

(2) to provide lay ministers with graduate-level biblical, theological, and ministry knowledge so that they become able to serve more effectively in their local churches.

Course of Study

42490 Cooperative Program (0 hours)
22100 Biblical Hermeneutics (3 hours)
20190 Survey of the Old Testament (3 hours)
22190 Survey of the New Testament (3 hours)
27000 Survey of Systematic Theology (3 hours)
32960 Introduction to Missiology (3 hours) or  35040 Introduction to Family Ministry (3 hours)

Admission

Students must make application to the seminary to begin certificate studies: http://apply.sbts.edu.

Costs

Tuition and fees (off-campus) are identical to other master’s level courses.

Accreditation and Transfer of Credits

Course credits within a graduate certificate hold the same value as credits within a degree program and are transferable to master’s degree programs, per catalog and full application to and acceptance in the desired degree program.

Getting Started

Upon receiving your acceptance letter, access your student email account, then read the getting started information from the Office of Online Learning.

 

That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.