Certificate of Graduate Studies in Biblical Studies
The Certificate of Graduate Studies in Biblical Studies, offered online, is a graduate-level certificate program that will help you gain a basic understanding of the content and interpretation of Christian Scripture. This certificate program is for non-degree-seeking students only.
- Strengthen your ability to interpret Scripture and study the Bible with depth and insight.
- Hone your expertise of Old and/or New Testament Scripture as the revelation of God’s truth.
- Gain a sound introduction to biblical languages.
Please complete the Request Information form on this page to learn more about this program.
This certificate program may help you grow as an expert in your field and advance your calling as a lay minister, pastor or nonprofit team member.
DIV 500 Graduate Foundations for Divinity (2), as required upon admission, plus 12 credit hours from any 500-600 level BIBL courses.
2022-23 Semester Check-In Deadlines
All new students are expected to check-in for the semester two weeks before the session start date. Students should apply, be accepted, enroll in their first courses, and confirm a plan to pay for their courses prior to this date.
|Session||Semester Check-In||Session Start Date|
|Session A||Friday, August 12||Monday, August 22|
|Session M||Friday, September 9||Monday, September 19|
|Session B||Friday, October 14||Monday, October 24|
|Session C||Wednesday, January 4||Monday, January 9|
|Session T||Friday, January 27||Monday, February 6|
|Session D||Friday, March 3||Monday, March 13|
|Session E||Friday, April 28||Monday, May 8|
|Session F||Friday, June 9||Monday, June 19|
Certificate programs are designed for those seeking professional development through continuing education for ministers and pastors. Students earn graduate credit that can be applied toward a ministry degree program if further study is desired. Certificate students wishing to earn an academic degree must apply separately to that degree program and meet full admission requirements. Acceptance into a certificate program does not guarantee acceptance into a degree program.
- Submit Your Application
Complete the School of Divinity Application for Admission. Note: We also require copy of the transcript showing the latest degree conferred. Regent University has partnered with DocuSign to offer a secure, electronic way for your previous college transcripts to be delivered on your behalf once you have registered for your first semester.
Please note: All applicants should understand and accept the Statement of Faith.
- Provide Your Unofficial College Transcripts
We require an official transcript indicating successful completion of a bachelor’s degree program. Regent has partnered with DocuSign to offer a secure, electronic way for your previous college transcripts to be delivered on your behalf once you have registered for your first semester.
- If you have an unofficial copy of your college transcripts, please email those to email@example.com using the subject line: DIV Certificate Application Pieces.
- If you are an international student, or you earned college credit at non-US institutions, please submit your transcripts for a third-party course-by-course evaluation. Learn more and find recommended agencies.
Mail all documents that are completed offline to the following address:
Enrollment Support Services
1000 Regent University Drive
Virginia Beach, VA 23464 USA
Phone: 757.352.4127 | Fax: 757.352.4381
|Certificate of Graduate Studies||Tuition Cost Per Credit Hour||Total Credits||Tuition Cost for Certificate|
|Worship & Media||$515||12||$6,180|
Student Fees Per Semester
|University Services Fee (On-Campus Students)||$850|
|University Services Fee (Online Students)||$700|
*Rates are subject to change at any time.
Estimated Cost of Attendance: View the estimated cost of attendance to see an example of the total cost of tuition and fees.