Degree Programs

Certificate Programs

Certificate Programs
UGST offers several graduate certificate programs designed to offer specialized graduate education for students not seeking a degree. These programs are subject to the same tuition and fees as normal courses. Students who wish to earn a Certificate in any of the concentrations offered in the degree programs may do so by completing 12-15 hours of coursework. The 12-15 hours are derived from the specific concentrations and any other courses relevant for a certificate, as shown below. Certificates include Apostolic Studies, Arts and Worship, Biblical Studies, Historical Studies, Intercultural Studies, and Pastoral Care and Counseling. (Please note that the Certificate in Pastoral Care and Counseling does not prepare students for state licensure.) All certificates are subject to availability, and additional certificates may also be offered. Students are strongly encouraged to consider the Apostolic Studies Certificate because of its focus on doctrine.

Apostolic Studies Certificate
The Graduate Certificate in Apostolic Studies requires completion of the following five courses from UGST: BI 520 Biblical Interpretation, BT 501 Systematic Theology I, BT 502 Systematic Theology II, HT 601 Personal Spiritual Disciplines, and MN 501 Modern Pentecostal Movements.

Arts and Worship Certificate
The Graduate Certificate in Arts and Worship requires completion of the following four courses from UGST: BI 520 Biblical Interpretation; MN 650 / WA 650 Theology and Practice of Worship; MN 653 / WA 653 Theology, Worship, and the Arts; any Arts and Worship Studies elective.

Biblical Studies (NT) Certificate
The Graduate Certificate in Biblical Studies (NT) requires completion of the following four courses from UGST: BI 520 Biblical Interpretation, BI 651 New Testament Greek I, BI 652 New Testament Greek II, BI 511 New Testament Foundations.

Biblical Studies (OT) Certificate
The Graduate Certificate in Biblical Studies (OT) requires completion of the following four courses from UGST: BI 520 Biblical Interpretation, BI 641 Biblical Hebrew I, BI 642 Biblical Hebrew II, BI 501 Old Testament Foundations.

Historical Studies Certificate
The Graduate Certificate in Historical Studies requires completion of the following four courses from UGST: BI 520 Biblical Interpretation, HT 501 Early Christian History, HT 502 Reformation and Modern Christian History, HT 605 / MN 680 Revival and Revivalism.

Intercultural Studies Certificate
The Graduate Certificate in Intercultural Studies requires completion of the following four courses from UGST: BI 520 Biblical Interpretation; MS 610 Mission of God in Biblical, Contemporary, and Intercultural Contexts; MS 602 Intercultural Leadership Throughout the World; any Intercultural Studies elective.

Pastoral Care and Counseling Certificate
The Graduate Certificate in Pastoral Care and Counseling requires completion of the following four courses from UGST: BI 520 Biblical Interpretation, PC 621 / MN 621 Introduction to Pastoral Care, PC 622 Pastoral Counseling, MN 520 Professionalism and Ethics in Counseling. (Please note that the Certificate in Pastoral Care and Counseling does not prepare students for state licensure.)

UPCI-Endorsed Chaplains
As part of fulfilling the academic requirements for a chaplaincy endorsement by the United Pentecostal Church International, candidates must complete the following courses at Urshan Graduate school of Theology: BT 501 Systematic Theology I, BT 502 Systematic Theology II, HT 601 Modern Pentecostal Movements, MN 501 Personal Spiritual Disciplines. Chaplain candidates will be granted an Apostolic Studies Certificate (as defined below), but the course BI 520 Biblical Interpretation will be waived.