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College of Graduate, Online & Adult Learning

Christian Studies

  • Graduate Certificate
  • Graduate
16 credits
Required for Program
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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Class size ratio
16 Credits
apply towards a MATS degree or an MDIV degree

Why get a graduate certificate in Christian Studies at Northwestern?

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) curriculum, you will grow deeper in biblical knowledge.

The Graduate Certificate in Christian Studies is granted upon completion of 16 credits of MATS coursework, and those credits will fully transfer toward the later completion of the Master of Arts in Theological Studies (MATS) or the Master of Divinity (MDIV). 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.

What will you learn?

You will learn to analyze, think critically, and become grounded in Scripture.

Some classes include:

  • Spiritual Formation
  • Biblical Hermeneutics
  • Bible 
  • Theology
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We are here to serve the Lord Jesus Christ and we do that by serving one another and our students.
J. Edwin Hartill Endowed Professor (2011-15)
Professor of New Testament Studies and Greek

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Bradley L. Sickler, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Philosophy
Program Director for Master of Arts in Theological Studies

Dr. Sickler has been teaching at University of Northwestern since 2008.  Prior to that, he was Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Ouachita Baptist University.  Besides his teaching ministry, he...

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David A. Luick

Adjunct Instructor

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