Graduate Certificate in Greek Exegesis

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9-18 Credit Hours 3-6 Classes
$310 Per Credit Hour Learn more
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Next Start Date June 3

Read and study the New Testament in its original Greek.

The Graduate Certificate and Advanced Graduate Certificate in Greek Exegesis is designed for students who seek intensive study of Greek through the books of the New Testament.

Train for more faithful service

Students interested in Greek Exegesis with the Southern M.Div. may complete a 9 hour Graduate Certificate, or an 18 hour Advanced Graduate Certificate en route to their degree.

Choose any 3 courses. Students pursuing the Advanced Graduate Certificate will choose any 6 courses:

Graduate Certificate in Greek Exegesis
Course Number Description Credit Hours
22440 Introduction to Greek Exegesis: 1 John 3
22430 Advanced Greek Grammar 3
22600 Greek Exegesis: The Gospel of Matthew 3
22620 Greek Exegesis: The Gospel of Mark 3
22640 Greek Exegesis: The Gospel of Luke 3
22649 Greek Exegesis: Acts 3
22660 Greek Exegesis: The Gospel of John 3
22680 Greek Exegesis: Romans 3
22700 Greek Exegesis: 1 Corinthians 3
22710 Greek Exegesis: Galatians 3
22720 Greek Exegesis: Ephesians and Colossians 3
22760 Greek Exegesis: 1 Peter 3
22780 Greek Exegesis: James 3
22790 Greek Exegesis: The Revelation of John 3
22800 Greek Exegesis: Selected Texts 3
22889 Greek Exegesis: Hebrews 3

Please note that not all courses have been developed for online delivery.

Only a selection of the above courses may be offered in an academic year.

Learning Outcome

  • Students will demonstrate growing proficiency in the use of New Testament Greek for the interpretation of Scripture.

Frequently Asked Questions

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The Graduate Certificate in Greek Exegesis allows students to engage in intensive studies of New Testament books in their original language.

Graduate Certificates are only open to M.Div. students. Every M.Div. at Southern Seminary combines a robust core of biblical and theological studies plus missions, evangelism, and ministry courses to ensure students are prepared for a variety of ministry roles.

Graduate Certificates are open to M.Div. students or alumni.

Students may apply for the Master of Divinity with an accredited bachelor’s degree (in any field/major). It is not required that applicants have an academic background in biblical or ministry studies.

Click here to learn more or start your application.

Graduate Certificates are meant to prepare students for specific ministry roles in conjunction with the Master of Divinity. Therefore, only students enrolled in the M.Div. may pursue Graduate Certificates.

Students who already hold a M.Div. degree may apply for and pursue additional Graduate Certificates.

The following students are eligible to apply for and pursue stand-alone Graduate Certificates:

  • M.Div. alumni of Southern Seminary
  • M.Div. alumni of other ATS-accredited seminaries

The application for Graduate Certificates comprises of:

  • The full, online application
  • Official transcripts of your M.Div.
  • Pastoral recommendation from your current church (provided in the application)

Greek Exegesis faculty include:

Robert L. Plummer

Collin and Evelyn Aikman Professor of Biblical Studies

Jonathan T. Pennington

Professor of New Testament Interpretation

Thomas R. Schreiner

James Buchanan Harrison Professor of New Testament Interpretation and Professor of Biblical Theology

Jarvis J. Williams

Professor of New Testament Interpretation

Research Interests

Pauline Theology
Second Temple Judaism

William F. Cook, III

Professor of New Testament Interpretation

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Flexible Course Options

With multiple course delivery options you’ll find classes that fit around your schedule.

  • 100% online degrees
  • Main campus courses
  • Hybrid campus intensive options

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