Graduate Christian Studies Certificate

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Explore the foundations of Christian thought through Scripture, history, and theology in this 6-course series.


Explore the foundations of Christian thought through the lens of Scripture, history, and theology. This six-course series provides a broad base of study from which students will gain an appreciation of the biblical narrative, principles, and how the church has interpreted them through history.

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Graduate Certificate Courses

Required Courses – 15 units

CH 501Survey of Church History3 units
NT 501Introduction to the New Testament3 units
OT 501Introduction to the Old Testament3 units
TH 501Theology 1
(prerequisite: GS 501)
3 units
TH 502Theology 2
(prerequisite: TH 501)
3 units

Elective Courses – 3 units

(choose one of the following)

CH 504Spiritual Outpourings and Revival
(prerequisite: GS 501)
3 units
MT 505Introduction to Biblical Interpretation
(prerequisite: GS 501)
3 units
MT 510Divine Healing and Miracles
(prerequisite: GS 501)
3 units
OT 502Historical Geography of Israel3 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 Christian 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.