Advanced Certificate in Religious Studies

This program is intended for people who want to strengthen their current ministries or add depth and breadth to their faith. Though the program offers an academic degree, not ordination, it is firmly situated within the broad Christian tradition and is intended to unite academic rigor with spiritual formation.

Certificate Coursework

This certificate consists of 18 credit hours of core requirements, plus three 3-hour elective classes at the 6000 level. Courses taken for this certificate can count toward the M.A. in Religion, Ethics and Culture.

Admission Requirements

To be admitted, applicants must provide:

  • A bachelor’s degree in a related field.
  • An official transcript from each degree-awarding institution.
  • A transcript evaluation by a NACES-approved agency for any degree earned outside of the United States and for evaluation of transfer credit.
  • A 3.0 minimum cumulative grade point average at the undergraduate level.
  • A two-page statement of purposes and goals for enrolling and completing the degree.
  • Students with a bachelor’s degree from an international institution of higher education who are not native English speakers demonstrate English proficiency by a satisfactory score on the TOEFL. Students who have earned a master’s degree from a regionally accredited American institution may be exempt based on the discretion of the Chair, Department of Religion, Ethics and Philosophy.
  • Submission of three letters of recommendation, at least two of them from academicians.
  • Visa (for international students).
  • A non-refundable application fee of $35.

Faculty Contact:

Daniel Malotky
Dean of the School of Humanities
336-272-7102 ext. 5280

Becky Quigley
Adult Admissions Counselor
336-272-7102 ext. 5210

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“I loved the GC Honors program and Greensboro College. I felt safe and a sense of genuine belonging at the college. I worked closely with my thesis advisor and professors who helped inspire me to define my path and passion of interest. That path has led me to my doctoral studies in Engineering Mechanics.”

- Joshua Fitzgerald, Class of ’19, Mathematics Major

Joshua currently studies astrodynamics at Virginia Tech University and is an Engineering Mechanics Ph.D. Candidate.