Biblical Theology Certificate Programs
Why get a certificate?
Certificates are a widely respected credential offered by many colleges and universities to those who want to acquire a new body of knowledge. Most certificate students already have a bachelor’s degree, while some do not. Some students use it to test the water in order to determine whether they will pursue a Masters degree in Biblical Theology— the Certificates cover the prerequisite requirements for the Masters in Biblical Theology, while the post-baccalaureate Graduate Certificate credits may be applied towards the Masters program. Interested students should register for the certificate program as soon as possible. Courses may be completed in the classroom or through our online program.
The Certificate programs meet our high academic standards. The Certificate documents the student's completion of the rigorous and focused program of study. The Certificates are composed of undergraduate level coursework, while the post-baccalaureate Graduate Certificate programs require a minimum of 27 units of graduate level academic credit.
What Certificate Options do you offer? We offer two types.
- Certificate is ideal for the inquisitive life long learner and documents the student's success. It has no prerequisites.
- Graduate Certificate provides access to our top-notch graduate courses for the serious learner and documents his/her accomplishments. It has prerequisites, usually a bachelor's degree in the field or the above Certificates.
The Certificates available are listed below.
How does it work? The process is simple. You complete the Certificate program application, pay your tuition fees and show up for class—either in-person or online. Let us know which you prefer. You can choose to do both at no additional expense.
How much does it cost? Please see detailed information on tuition and fees here.
An admissions counselor is available to help you through the process. Please contact Jackie Wakelin by email or at (858) 653-6740, ext. 1112.
II. Certificate in Catholic Theology
IV. Graduate Certificate in Old Testament (27 credits)
V. Graduate Certificate in Catholic Theology (27 credits)
VI. Graduate Pre-Theology Certificate program
Provides future seminarians with the philosophy and theology background to pursue graduate-level theology at a seminary. This program matches the requirements of the USCCB 'Program for Priestly Formation.' It provides a solid liberal arts education, an in-depth appreciation of the Catholic intellectual tradition (literature and the arts), rhetoric and communications, and the historical and cultural context of the Catholic faith. Requires a baccalaureate degree.
See the Graduate Pre-Theology Certificate program courses