Graduate Certificates

Persons of leadership, skill, and faith are always on the move to enhance their knowledge base. The Certificate of Achievement in Theological Studies (CATS) provides an opportunity of exploration for those considering a full theological degree. Through its three specialized certificates, Bethany Theological Seminary addresses areas of immediate application in the world.

Certificate of Achievement in Theological Studies
Certificate in Intercultural Biblical Interpretation
Certificate in Conflict Transformation
Certificate in Theopoetics & 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 Bailey Schroeder through Admissions (see below).

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

Gainful Employment Information for CATS
Gainful Employment Information for Certificate in Intercultural Biblical Interpretation
Gainful Employment Information for Certificate in Conflict Transformation
Gainful Employment Information for Certificate in Theopoetics & Theological Imagination