Western Seminary

Western Seminary, San Jose Campus

Graduate Studies Certificate



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Graduate Studies Certificate

Format: Online

Program Description:

The Graduate Studies Certificate introduces students to a focused study of the Scriptures, theology, or ministry based upon their intended ministry role.  It provides a foundation of biblical education or ministry skills helpful for those serving in support roles, missions work or bi-vocational ministries. Furthermore, the diploma program may be used as the first year of the Master of Divinity, M.A. (Biblical and Theological Studies), M.A. (Intercultural Studies), or M.A. in Ministry and Leadership programs.

This program is intentionally compact and accessible for the purpose of helping a student prepare for specific area of ministry. These are some of the available concentrations available to our studetns:  Bible, Coaching, Pastoral Care to Women, Theology, and Youth and Family.  Students can also build a concentration through the Open Track.



Western Seminary is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) and the Associatin of Theological Schools (ATS).

Facts & Figures

Classification: Specialized Institution—Theological seminary or other faith-related institution

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 0-999

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