Certificates

Certificates

Graduate Certificate in Biblical and Theological Studies (24 hours)

Developed for those who want to know more about the Christian faith, this certificate requires a twenty-hour theological core consisting of GS 500 Thinking Biblically and Theologically (2); NT 511 Gospels and Acts (3); NT 512 Epistles and Revelation (3); OT 511 Israel’s Early History and Poetry (3); OT 512 Kingdom of Israel and Prophets (3); TH 501 Survey of Christian Doctrine I (3); and TH 502 Survey of Christian Doctrine II (3). The remaining four hours are open electives and may come from any department.

This certificate is offered at our main campus as well as our Washington DCand West Texas extension campuses!

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Certificate in Chaplaincy (12 hours)

This certificate requires the following courses: CHP 550 Many Faces of Chaplaincy (2); CHP 650 Community-Based Clinical Pastoral Education (3); CO 526 Therapeutic Communication (2); CO 560 Brief Counseling (2); CO 570 Brief Counseling Practicum (1); and PME 604 Worship Theory and Practice (2).

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Certificate in Christian Apologetics (10 hours)

This certificate requires the following courses: AE 500 Apologetics and Ethics (3); AE 664 Religious Pluralism (3); and four hours of AE electives.

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Click here to learn about similar degrees and an overview of our apologetics and ethics program.

Certificate in Christian Formation (10 hours)

This certificate requires the following courses: CF 501 Biblical and Historical Foundations of Formation and Soul Care (2); CF 502 Theology and Practices of Christian Formation (2); CF 511 The Spiritual Journey and Human Development (3); CF 606 Scripture, Christian Formation, and Soul Care (2); and CF 612 Supervised Project in Christian Formation (1) OR CF 613 Christian Formation Retreat Experience (1).

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Certificate in Christian Soul Care (10 hours)

This certificate requires the following courses: CF 502 Theology and Practices of Christian Formation (2); CF 511 The Spiritual Journey and Human Development (3); CF 513 Practice of Soul Care (3); and CF 603 Skill Development in Soul Care (2).

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Certificate in Hispanic Studies (10 Hours)

This certificate requires the following courses: HS 501 Ministry to Hispanic Communities (2), HS 502 Hispanic Theology and Bible Perspectives (2), HS 503 Understanding the Hispanic Church Past and Present (2), HS 504 Leadership Development in the Hispanic Church (2), and CO 524 Counseling in the Hispanic Community (2). Click here to learn more.

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Certificate in Justice and Mission (10 hours)

This certificate requires the following courses: JM 501: Knowing Justice: Theological Foundations (3); JM 502: Doing Justice: Practical Foundations (3); and four hours of Justice and Mission electives. Click here to learn more.

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Certificate in Messianic Judaism (10 hours)

This certificate requires the following courses: MJ 501 Introduction to Messianic Judaism OR MJ 503 Messianic Jewish Apologetics I (2), and eight hours of MJ electives.

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Certificate in Pastoral Care (12 hours)

This certificate requires the following courses: CO 505 Groups in Counseling (3); CO 526 Therapeutic Communication (2); CO 539 Group Experience (1); CO 540 Issues in Counseling Ministries (3); CO 560 Brief Counseling (2); and CO 570 Brief Counseling Practicum (1).

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Certificate in School Counseling (12 hours)

Prerequisite to certificate admission requires either the completion of or concurrent enrollment in a clinical mental health counseling program. The following courses are required: CO 506 Introduction to School Counseling (2); CO 507 Programs in School Counseling (3); CO 552 Marriage and Family Counseling OR CO 553 Counseling Children OR CO 554 Counseling Adolescents [1] (3); CO 785 School Counseling Internship I (2); and CO 787 School Counseling Internship II (2).

[1] Students choosing CO 553 or CO 554 should add a one hour supplement to the course since these are two-hour courses.

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Certificate in Youth & Family Studies (10 hours)

This certificate requires the following courses: YFM 501: Foundations of Youth and Family Studies (3); YFM 620: Contextualizing Design for Adol. Program (3); YFM 660: Moral and Faith Development in Adolesence (2); and two hours of YFM electives.

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