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Regent University offers a church history certificate program online and in Virginia Beach.

Certificate of Graduate Studies in Church History

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June 21, 2021
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The Certificate of Graduate Studies in Church History, offered online, is a graduate-level certificate program that will help you understand the historical significance of the Church and how critical events have shaped faith – past and present. This certificate program is for nondegree-seeking students only.

  • Study the historical developments of the Church.
  • Identify effective ministry approaches used in the Church over time.
  • Apply historical biblical lessons to help guide you and others from repeating mistakes and compromising God’s Word.

To learn more about this program, please complete the Request Information form on this page.

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 HCHT courses.

Provides the knowledge, resources, and essential skills needed for success at the graduate level. Topics include academic writing, online learning, information literacy and advising and support services for Divinity students.

An overview of Church history from the time of Christ to the Pre-Reformation. Special attention is given to the growth and development of the church in historical context, major Christian thought leaders, the advancement of the Gospel, and renewing work of the Holy Spirit.

An overview of Church history from the Reformation to the modern era. Special attention is given to the historical context for the Reformation, leading thought leaders of pre- and post-Reformation times, the historical development of major Christian doctrine and spirituality, and the modern Renewal Movement.

Historical developments of the Church, with special emphasis on renewal movements and the history of Christian thought in both East and West from the time of the apostles until the fifth century.

Historical developments of the Church, with special emphasis on renewal movements and the history of Christian thought in both East and West from the fifth century until the fifteenth century.

Historical developments of the Church, with special emphasis on renewal movements and the history of Christian thought from the Reformation (sixteenth century) until the eighteenth century.

Historical developments of the Church, with special emphasis on renewal movements and the history of Christian thought in both East and West from the nineteenth through the early twenty-first centuries.

History and development of worldwide Pentecostal and Charismatic churches, from Pentecost to the modern era with focus on the growth and significance of the modern Pentecostal and Charismatic movements and their impact on the global Church.

Detailed look at the history of the Reformation and its sixteenth century historical context. Focuses on Luther, Calvin, and the major historical figures and movements, their impact on the Church, doctrinal development, and the renewing work of the Holy Spirit as a catalyst for change.

2020-21 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.

SessionSemester Check-InSession Start Date
Session AFriday, August 14Monday, August 24
Session MFriday, September 11Monday, September 21
Session BFriday, October 16Monday, October 26
Session CTuesday, January 5Monday, January 11
Session TFriday, January 29Monday, February 8
Session DFriday, March 5Monday, March 15
Session EFriday, April 30Monday, May 10
Session FFriday, June 11Monday, June 21

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.

Application Process:

  1. 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.

  2. Pay Your $25 Application Fee
    Your application will be fully processed once we have received your nonrefundable application fee. Mail a check payable to “Regent University” to Enrollment Support Services (see address below).
  3. 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 apply@regent.edu 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.

  4. Complete Your Admissions Questionnaire
    Please complete a brief admissions questionnaire based on your professional goals and interests, and provide thoughtful and thorough responses. This will give us a better opportunity to get to know you and see how your objectives align with our programs. Once completed, the questionnaire will be sent directly to an admissions counselor who will be in touch with you to help complete the rest of your application. Access the Admissions Questionnaire.

Mail all documents that are completed offline to the following address:

Regent University
Enrollment Support Services
1000 Regent University Drive
Virginia Beach, VA 23464 USA
Phone: 757.352.4127 | Fax: 757.352.4381

Certificate of Graduate StudiesTuition Cost Per Credit HourTotal CreditsTuition Cost for Certificate
Biblical Languages$33012$3,960
Biblical Studies$33012$3,960
Christian Theology$33012$3,960
Church History$33012$3,960
Church Leadership$33012$3,960
Online Ministry$33012$3,960
Spiritual Formation$33012$3,960
Worship & Media$33012$3,960

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (On-Campus Students)$800
University Services Fee (Online Students)$650
Certificate of Graduate StudiesTuition Cost Per Credit HourTotal CreditsTuition Cost for Certificate
Biblical Languages$33012$3,960
Biblical Studies$33012$3,960
Christian Theology$33012$3,960
Church History$33012$3,960
Church Leadership$33012$3,960
Online Ministry$33012$3,960
Spiritual Formation$33012$3,960
Worship & Media$33012$3,960

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (On-Campus Students)$750
University Services Fee (Online Students)$600

*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.

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