Certificate of Graduate Studies in Practical Ministry

School of Divinity

The Certificate in Practical Ministry, available online and on campus, is a graduate-level certificate that will help you practically apply Christian principles in the context of ministering to others. This certificate is for non-degree-seeking students only. Grow in your understanding of biblical discipleship and Christian leadership development.

  • Practice ministry coaching and gain competencies required by the emerging coaching industry.
  • Focus on personal growth in spiritual formation and discipleship as you acquire ideas for teaching these to others.
  • Explore the ministry of intercession and spiritual gifts and how to mobilize them for service in the local church.

Career Opportunities: This certificate may help you grow as an expert in your field and advance your calling as a lay minister, pastor or nonprofit team member.

Delivery Format: Online | On Campus

Total Credit Hours Required: 9

Approved Degree Plan: Click to download PDF

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 when you submit your application for admission.

    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 non-refundable application fee. Mail a check payable to "Regent University" to Enrollment Support Services (see address below), or submit your payment online over a secure server.

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    


$330 per credit hour

Administrative Fee

$85 per semester

Technology Fee                 

$300 per semester

Parking Fee (on-campus students)

$100 per semester

Council of Graduate Students Fee                               
(on-campus students, fall & spring only)

$15 per semester

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