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Find renewed life in your faith, with greater knowledge of the Bible and theology. A graduate certificate in Christian Studies will provide you with the tools needed to explore theological ideas, apply faith to life, and study the word of God, all under the guidance of caring professors.
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apply towards a MATS, MAML, or an MDIV degree
This certificate will expand your knowledge of scripture and theology as you gain an introduction to graduate-level education. By completing key courses from the Master of Arts in Theological Studies (MATS) program, you will grow deeper in biblical knowledge.
The Graduate Certificate in Christian Studies is fully transferable toward completion of the Master of Arts in Theological Studies (MATS), the Master of Arts in Ministry Leadership (MAML), or the Master of Divinity (MDIV), should you want to continue your studies. Students entering the program must already have a bachelor’s degree.
If you have a passion to study the Bible and want to understand important theological concepts, this might be the right graduate certificate for you.
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As a Christian Studies student, will learn to analyze, think critically, and become well-grounded in Scripture.
Professors at Northwestern are focused on their students first. Our faculty include experts in their respective fields who want to help you grow in your faith while you earn your degree.