Trinity Evangelical Divinity School


Certificate in Christian Studies

Certificate in Christian Studies

The Certificate in Christian Studies is designed for persons who desire to take seminary course work but are not eligible or do not wish to enroll in a degree program. It is also an appropriate course of study for persons who have not yet decided on a degree program but who wish to experience seminary course work or to clarify their ministry calling. Admission to the Certificate does not ensure admission to a Trinity degree program. If a Certificate student later decides to enroll in a degree program, all program admission requirements must be met, and all residency requirements (those course hours that must be taken after a student has been admitted to a program) must be completed.

Certificate coursework can be completed on our Deerfield campus, at any of our Extension sites, or online through Distance Education.

What will I study?

Your coursework is entirely up to you – aside from the necessity of completing 24 hours, there are no specific requirements for our Certificate.

Christian Studies Faculty

Because there are no specific course requirements for the Certificate, you have the opportunity to take courses from any of our faculty members. Below are our department chairs and a few other profs you might meet.

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What are the prerequisites for admission to this certificate?

Applicants should possess a baccalaureate degree, or the educational equivalent, from a recognized accredited institution.