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.
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.
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.
Dean of the School of the Humanities
336-272-7102, ext. 5280
Adult Admissions Counselor
336-272-7102, ext. 5210