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Graduate Diploma in Biblical and Theological Studies

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The Graduate Diploma is available on campus or 100% online. It provides a foundational biblical education for those in support roles or non-vocational ministries. It is ideal for elders and lay leaders who are seeking to improve their understanding of Scripture. It is not intended for those in vocational pastoral or teaching ministries.

The Graduate Diploma also provides seminary studies on a trial basis for persons who wish to test their gifts and skills with a view toward further preparation for full-time Christian ministry. Graduate Diploma course work may later be applied toward a master’s degree program.

Program Details

Program Requirements

Graduate Diploma Core: 18 Credits Total

SF500 The Life of the Mind and the Love of God

BL515 Hermeneutics: Principles of Interpretation

BL511 Old Testament 1: Genesis to Esther

BL513 New Testament 1: Matthew to Acts

TH511 Prolegomena, Scripture, and God

Choose one of the following: TH512 or TH513

General Electives: 6 Credits Total

General Elective #1

General Elective #2


Degree Program
Student Learning Outcomes

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