Certificate in Theological Studies

A flexible program to match your call.

24 semester hours. 8 courses. As little as 1 year.

Gain a master’s level certificate with the flexibility to select the courses that fit your call. With only three required courses (9 semester hours) and the remainder electives, you will gain a foundation with biblical studies, church history and theology and then can tailor the certificate with the courses that allow your God-given dreams to take flight.

  • Want to learn more about the bible? Your electives can be completely focused on biblical studies.
  • Discerning a call to pastoral care? Take an intro pastoral care course and some of the more specialized pastoral care courses to discover your God-given passion.
  • Looking to hone your preaching and worship skills? Design your electives to build on and strengthen those gifts.
  • Called to leadership and administration? You can choose courses in leadership and church stewardship and finance to enhance your ministry.

One of our most flexible options, the CTS can be used for vocational training, growth as a lay leader or for personal edification. It also provides space to discern your call and can be a starting point for future study and broader ministry.

This coursework is at the master’s studies level and the standards for admission are the same as for master’s degrees.

Note: Financial aid is not available for the CTS. To qualify for financial aid, consider one of our degree programs.


Course Catalog and Planning Guide

Course Planning Guides are provided to assist you in mapping out your degree or certificate program at United. Download the CTS guide below.

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CTS Planning Guide


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