Graduate Biblical Studies Certificate

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Unlock the Scriptures’ deeper message through in-depth reading and research in this 6-course series.


Gain a solid foundation in biblical study through in-depth reading of the Scriptures and exploration of research methods designed to unlock the Scriptures’ deeper message. This six-course series begins with introductory readings of the biblical texts, a study of their historical settings, and continues with advanced biblical studies of your choice.

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Graduate Certificate Courses

Required Courses – 12 units

MT 505Introduction to Biblical Interpretation
(prerequisite: GS 501)
3 units
NT 501Introduction to the New Testament3 units
OT 501Introduction to the Old Testament3 units
OT 502Historical Geography of Israel3 units

Elective Courses – 6 units

(choose two of the following)

NT 504The Gospels / The Life of Christ
(prerequisites: GS 501, NT 501)
3 units
NT 524The Life and Letters of Paul
(prerequisites: GS 501, NT 501)
3 units
OT 520The Pentateuch
(prerequisites: GS 501, OT 501)
3 units
OT 525The Hebrew Prophets
(prerequisites: GS 501, OT 501)
3 units

Note: GS 501 (Theological Research and Writing) must be completed at Shiloh University with a C or better or be satisfied by transfer credit.

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Graduation Requirements

To graduate with the Graduate Biblical Studies Certificate the student will:

  • Complete the minimum number of units required.
  • Successfully complete all courses in the certificate program.
  • Earn a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0.
  • Fulfill any outstanding school financial obligations.

Transfer Credits

Credits earned as part of this certificate program are credit-bearing and may be transferrable to other institutions. The acceptance or transfer of Shiloh University academic credit at other institutions cannot be guaranteed. Transfer of credit earned is determined by the receiving institution.

If a certificate student chooses to later apply to a Shiloh University degree program, no more than 18 units may be transferred from University certificate programs to a degree program. Only courses with an earned grade of B- (2.67) or higher will be accepted for transfer credit into a Master’s program.

Degree Program Students

  • Master of Divinity students may apply to earn 1 certificate while enrolled in a program, not more.
  • Master of Arts in Practical Ministry students may not earn a certificate.