Graduate Biblical Studies Certificate


Unlock the Scriptures’ deeper message through in-depth reading and research in this 6-course series.

Gain a solid foundation in biblical study through in-depth reading of the Scriptures and exploration of research methods designed to unlock the Scriptures’ deeper message. This six-course series begins with introductory readings of the biblical texts, a study of their historical setting, and continues with advanced biblical studies of your choice.

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Graduate Certificate Courses

Required Courses – 12 units
MT 505Introduction to Biblical Interpretation
(prerequisite: GS 501)
3 units
NT 501Introduction to the New Testament3 units
OT 501Introduction to the Old Testament3 units
OT 502Historical Geography of Israel3 units
Elective Courses – 6 units
(choose two of the following)
NT 504The Gospels/The Life of Christ
(prerequisites: GS 501, NT 501)
3 units
NT 507The Acts of the Apostles
(prerequisites: GS 501, NT 501)
3 units
NT 524The Life and Letters of Paul
(prerequisites: GS 501, NT 501)
3 units
OT 520The Pentateuch
(prerequisites: GS 501, OT 501)
3 units
OT 525The Hebrew Prophets
(prerequisites: GS 501, OT 501)
3 units
Note: GS 501 (Theological Research and Writing) must be completed at Shiloh University with a C or better or be satisfied by transfer credit.

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Graduation Requirements

To graduate with the Graduate Biblical Studies Certificate the student will:

  • Complete the minimum number of units required.
  • Complete and pass all of the courses in the certificate program.
  • Earn a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0.
  • Fulfill any outstanding school financial obligations.

Transfer Credits

Credits earned as part of a certificate program may later be applied to a program at Shiloh University or any other college or University. The acceptance or transfer of Shiloh University academic credit at other institutions cannot be guaranteed. Transfer of credit earned is determined by the receiving institution.

Shiloh University Degree Students

Shiloh University students in the Master of Divinity program may apply to earn one certificate while enrolled in their degree program, not more. Students in the Master of Arts in Theological Studies program may not earn a certificate.