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Graduate Certificates

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Persons of leadership, skill, and faith are always on the move to enhance their knowledge base. Bethany offers five specialized graduate certificates, which address areas of immediate application of theological education in our world today.

Certificate of Achievement in Theological Studies

Certificate in Intercultural Biblical Interpretation

Certificate in Just Peace and Conflict Transformation

Certificate in Theology and Science

Certificate in Theopoetics and Theological Imagination

These certificates are offered in the same course formats and locations as those for the degree programs and can be completed in one to two years. Students can take any number of courses in a semester. Not all courses are offered every year. Credited courses may be eligible for transfer into a full degree program.

Eligibility and Application

  • Completed bachelor’s degree
  • Minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75
  • Completion of all application materials by the admissions deadlines:

Fall application process:           July 15
Spring application process:      December 1

Cost

Certificate students are eligible to participate in Bethany’s financial aid program to optimize their learning and financial well being. The total cost for the three specialized certificates is $7,200 for fifteen credit hours. CATS is $8,640 for eighteen credit hours. Students may apply for financial aid through Bethany: Church Service Covenant Grant, Academic Excellence Scholarship and need-based aid. Aid can potentially cover all tuition costs after the base amount of $1,100 per term is paid. For full details on financial aid, payment plans, and student accounts, contact Admissions (see below).

For more information on the certificates, refer to the Academic Catalog.

Gainful Employment Information for Certificate of Achievement in Theological Students (CATS)
Gainful Employment Information for Certificate in Intercultural Biblical Interpretation (CIBI)
Gainful Employment Information for Certificate in Just Peace and Conflict Transformation (CJPCT)
Gainful Employment Information for Certificate in Theology and Science (CTS)
Gainful Employment Information for Certificate in Theopoetics and Theological Imagination (CTTI)