Graduate Degree Programs

Graduates Certificate in Biblical Studies

Take the First Step to a Future in Ministry with World Christian’s Undergraduate Certificate in Biblical Studies

Whether you are building a ministry or working toward a deeper walk with Christ, you will benefit from a firm understanding of the Bible and the truths behind its passages. By earning World Christian’s 100% online Undergraduate Certificate in Biblical Studies, you will gain a foundational understanding of the Word of God.

In as little as six months, you can earn a fully-accredited undergraduate certificate that is focused on giving you a thorough understanding of evangelism, theology, and biblical studies.  WCU’s biblical studies classes are focused on providing you with a skill-set that can be applied to many ministry settings as well as your personal study.

With WCU’s flexible and affordable online format, you can study on your own schedule while obtaining a valuable education. WCU’s Undergraduate Certificate in Biblical Studies will prepare you for a ministry-based role so you can serve others better.

Available Divinity Degrees and Certificates

 Graduate Certificates:

  • Biblical Studies
  • Christian Leadership
  • Christian Ministry
  • Global Studies
  • Greek
  • Hebrew
  • Pastoral Counseling
  • Theological Studies

 

Master’s Degrees:

  • Biblical Exposition (M.A.)
  • Biblical Studies (M.A.B.S.)
  • Christian Apologetics (M.A.)
  • Christian Apologetics (M.A.) – Thesis
  • Christian Ministry (M.C.M.)
  • Divinity (M.Div.)
  • Global Studies (M.G.S.)
  • Religion (M.A.R.)
  • Religious Education (M.R.E.)
  • Sports Chaplaincy (M.A.)
  • Theological Studies (M.T.S.)

Postgraduate Degree:

Doctoral Degrees:

  • Doctor of Education in Christian Leadership (Ed.D.)
  • Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.)
  • D. in Bible Exposition
  • D. in Theology and Apologetics

 

Help Others Explore the Scriptures Through World Christians University’s Online Master of Arts in Biblical Exposition

World Christian University’s Master’s degree in Biblical Exposition provides an in-depth, advanced study of the Old and New Testaments so that you gain the research skills in biblical languages to exposit biblical passages. By studying scripture, new truths are continuously revealed. For this reason, trained biblical scholars are needed for conducting valid and credible research for distribution of further insight into understanding God’s Word.

Our online master’s degree in biblical exposition provides the training, tools, and abilities you need to become a leading professional in many careers including:

  • Higher education instruction
  • Ph.D. education
  • Global missionary ministry
  • Researcher/author

Our online M.A. degree will prepare you to take the next step towards achieving your desired career path, cultivating you into a scripturally grounded leader prepared for the challenging tasks at hand.

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Experience that Matters to You

As a fully accredited Christian college with it campus in Miami, Fl., World Christian University offers you an education that is both academically challenging and rooted in a biblical worldview.

At WCU, you’ll benefit from years of learning, growing, adapting, and innovating for the distance learner — and more than a decade of researching the needs of the online student. You can be confident that we’ve taken the time to learn what’s important to you.

And what’s that?

  • Affordability
  • Accessibility
  • Academic Quality

These important factors challenged us to find new financial solutions, get ahead of industry trends, and blaze trails into cutting-edge career fields — and it’s paid off. That’s the difference experience makes.

60 Credit Hours

2 Years (Avg.)

Class Type

100% online, 8-week courses

Transfer Credits

Transfer in up to 70% of the degree total

Next Start Date

January 7, 2020

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Master of Arts in Christian Apologetics (Non-Thesis)

What You Will Learn

When sharing the gospel, many Christians meet unexpected objections and arguments that require experience, compassion, and purposeful study to answer with love and reason. WCU’s online Master of Arts in Christian Apologetics will provide the foundational training you need to help you dig deeper into the truth of biblical teachings, learn the historical context of Old and New Testament settings, and develop your ability to defend the Christian faith. With a concise and in-depth study of the foundational supporting evidence, philosophical underpinnings, and deep theological roots of the Bible, you can be confident in your beliefs and equipped to make an impact in your ministry.

As experts of distance education World Christian university, has the reputation, resources, and academic quality needed to provide flexible and affordable online education. Our mission is to Train Champions for Christ, and we fulfill our mission by equipping ministry professionals to go forth and share the gospel with confidence and credibility. Become a part of WCC’s mission through the online M.A. in Christian Apologetics!

Experience that Matters to You

As a fully accredited Christian college with it campus in Miami, Fl., World Christian University offers you an education that is both academically challenging and rooted in a biblical worldview.

At WCU, you’ll benefit from years of learning, growing, adapting, and innovating for the distance learner — and more than a decade of researching the needs of the online student. You can be confident that we’ve taken the time to learn what’s important to you.

And what’s that?

  • Affordability
  • Accessibility
  • Academic Quality
  • Flexibility
  • Research

These important factors challenged us to find new financial solutions, get ahead of industry trends, and blaze trails into cutting-edge career fields — and it’s paid off. That’s the difference experience makes.

36 Credit Hours

1.5 Years (Avg.)

Class Type

100% Online, 8-Week Courses

Transfer Credits

Up to 50% can be transferred to WCU

Next Start Date

January 7, 2020

Accreditation

World Christian University is accredited by ( FCAC )

Master of Arts in Biblical Studies

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Understand the Mysteries of the Bible by Earning a Master’s Degree in Biblical Studies

Do you love digging deeper into the Scriptures? If you love studying the Bible through in-depth readings and language studies and want to teach others how to learn about God through studying His Word, World Christian University ’s 100% online Master of Arts in Biblical Studies will give you the training you need!

World Christian University’s online master’s in biblical studies program is ideal for individuals who want to develop skills that will enhance their ministry career or for students who want to teach biblical studies in the K-12 or college setting. Through this program, you will learn in-demand skills in language studies for biblical Greek and Hebrew as well as gain an understanding of proper research, writing, and ministry preparation. These skills will prepare you to develop impactful Christian scholarship and teach others how to engage with the Scriptures.

Our master’s in biblical studies has a 100% online program format that allows you the flexibility to pursue your academic goals while still staying connected with your family, your church, and your job. World Christian University’s online M.A. in Biblical Studies will equip you with the advanced skills and scholarship you need to advance your ministry and help others grow closer to God through studying His Word.

36 Credit Hours

1.5 Years (Avg.)

Class Type

100% Online, 8 Week Courses

Transfer Credits

Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total

Next Start Date

Oct 21, 2019

Accreditation

World Christian University is accredited by FCAC

Master of Arts in Christian Ministry

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Fulfill Your Calling with an Online Ministry Degree

If you have a strong desire to meet the growing need of ministry leaders in churches across the country, seeking specialized training in the area of Christian discipleship, World Christian University’s M.A. in Christian Ministry accredited online degree can prepare you to rise to the calling. Ministry is both a rewarding and taxing career field; this is why it is important for you to learn under a curriculum which provides both quality education and spiritual guidance.

As a disciple, it is imperative for you to be fueled with Godly wisdom and biblical-based knowledge for personal edification and leadership capabilities. Each of your online university courses in Christian Ministry creates a learning environment where you are encouraged to seek out biblical truths and address personal weaknesses to strengthen your ability to give healthy Godly guidance.

Amongst the top military-friendly colleges, World Christian University provides special tuition discounts and rates for service members, veterans, military spouses, or Department of Defense employees. Additionally, the Masters in Christian Ministry is provided in a 100% online flexible and affordable program format, catering to your needs and schedule for a more convenient educational journey.

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Master of Arts in Global Studies

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Engage the World with Our Master’s in Global Studies Degree

World Christian  University’s 100% online Master’s in Global Studies degree qualifies you to work in ministry positions spanning the globe. Courses within our Master’s in Global Studies degree will help you gain insight into the unique dynamics that come with living and working overseas.  Each course within this online master’s degree program is taught from a biblical perspective by professors with both ministry and international experience, capable of cultivating your spiritual walk as well as provide mentorship for successful outcomes.

We are confident that a Master’s degree in Global Studies will help reinforce the vital role that prayer and walking in the fullness of the Spirit play in the process of fulfilling the great commission. The knowledge and skills you gain from our Master’s in Global Studies degree will help you efficiently navigate any career you choose in the global studies field.

Are you ready to answer the calling to fulfill the Great Commission by taking your ministry globally?   We know you have big dreams!  Let us partner with you to make these dreams a reality!   Our Master’s degree in Global Studies prepares you to serve a vital role in global outreach, equipped to serve as a  Church Planter or Missions Agency Leader or Pastor.

36 Credit Hours

1.5 Years (Avg.)

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100% Online, 8-Week Courses

Transfer Credits

Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total

Next Start Date

Oct 21, 2019

Accreditation

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Master of Arts in Religion (MAR) – Pastoral Counseling

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If you are called to ministry, you have the incredible opportunity to minister to every age group. Pastors and church leaders play a critical role in churches and communities. Just like you, we realize how important this responsibility is, and we are excited to help set you up for success!

At WCU, we are committed to meeting the academic and spiritual needs of our students. Our online pastoral counseling classes integrate biblical principles with real-world applications so you can graduate with the ability to thrive as a professional.

60 Credit Hours

2 Years (Avg.)

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100% Online, 8-week Courses

Transfer Credits

Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total

Next Start Date

Oct 21, 2019

Accreditation

World Christian University is Accredited by FCAC­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­

cutting-edge career fields — and it’s paid off. That’s the difference experience makes.

Master of Arts in Religion (M.A.R.) – Biblical Studies

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Whether you are looking to enhance your biblical knowledge for a pastoral or missionary role, a Christian education position, or as a lay leader in your local church, L World Christian University’s M.A.R. in Biblical Studies offers a program that is academically excellent and Christ-centered. As you strive to become a better-equipped servant of Christ, World Christian University’s Master of Arts in Religion – Biblical Studies will provide you with the education you need to further your ministry skills.

World Christian University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). This accreditation makes World Christian University’s degrees more sought-after than non-accredited biblical studies degrees from other colleges and can open up more ministry opportunities for you in the future. World Christian University is dedicated to giving you a foundation for successful ministry wherever the Lord leads you, and the Rawlings School of Divinity provides you with online resources like the Center for Apologetics to give you more tools for expanding the kingdom of God

60 Credit Hours

2 Years (Avg.)

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100% Online, 8-week Courses

Transfer Credits

Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total

Next Start Date

Oct 21, 2019

Accreditation

World Christian University is Accredited by FCAC­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­

Master of Arts in Religion (M.A.R.) – Pastoral Ministries

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Leading God’s people is a tremendous responsibility, and you can become better equipped as a pastor with World Christian University’s online Master of Arts in Religion – Pastoral Ministries degree. By earning your master’s degree in pastoral ministry, you will gain a better understanding of the Christian faith, the Bible, and issues specific to leading the church, like how to prevent ministry burnout. With World Christian University’s pastoral ministry degree, you will develop the skills you need to serve Christ and His people better.

World Christian University’s Master of Arts in Religion – Pastoral Ministries (MAR), a 100% online program, will equip you with the skills needed for effective leadership within the church by providing you with courses that focus on techniques integral in understanding behavior, ministry environments, and prayer.

60 Credit Hours

2 Years (Avg.)

Class Type

100% Online, 8-week Courses

Transfer Credits

Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total

Next Start Date

Oct 21, 2019

Accreditation

World Christian University is Accredited by FCAC­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­

for individuals interested in leadership opportunities within the church or parachurch organizations. You will gain an understanding of the fundamentals of church administration and ministry through a variety of courses that will challenge you to lead in the most effective possible.

60 Credit Hours

2 Years (Avg.)

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100% Online, 8-week Courses

Transfer Credits

Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total

Next Start Date

Oct 21, 2019

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World Christian University is Accredited by FCAC­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­

Experience that Matters to You

As a fully accredited Christian college with a 7,000+-acre campus in Lynchburg, Va., World Christian University offers you an education that is both academically challenging and rooted in a biblical worldview.

At World Christian University, you’ll benefit from 30+ years of learning, growing, adapting, and innovating for the distance learner — and more than a decade of researching the needs of the online student. You can be confident that we’ve taken the time to learn what’s important to you.

And what’s that?

  • Affordability
  • Accessibility
  • Academic Quality

These important factors challenged us to find new financial solutions, get ahead of industry trends, and blaze trails into cutting-edge career fields — and it’s paid off. That’s the difference experience makes.

Master of Arts in Religion – NextGen Ministry

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This program will be available in Spring 2020.

Reach a New Generation with a Master’s Degree in NextGen Ministry

 Making disciples is a primary part of your job. As you go out and make disciples, you recognize the importance of spreading your ministry to people of all ages – one of the most impactful groups being the up and coming generation.

We want to help you address the challenges and opportunities facing tomorrow’s generation of Christian leaders. World Christian University’s Master of Arts in Religion – Next Generation Ministry can help you learn how to best approach children and young adults as you grow your ministry. Partner with us and our mission to Train Champions for Christ while earning a reputable master’s degree in your field.

You can be an example of an intentional ministry leader for children, adolescents, and their families as you create more effective and fruitful ministries for decades to come.

60 Credit Hours

2 Years (Avg.)

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100% online, 8-week courses

Transfer Credits

Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total

Next Start Date

January 13, 2020

Accreditation

World Christian University is Accredited by FCAC­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­

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Master of Arts in Religion – Church History

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If you are looking to further your career or seeking an avenue to enhance your ministry abilities, World Christian University’s Master of Arts (M.A.) in Religion – Church History will provide you with invaluable knowledge for understanding the needs of the church.

World Christian University University’s 100% online M.A. in Religion – Church History can provide you with an in-depth look at the formation of the Christian church to equip you for future ministry opportunities. Your understanding will be enhanced by courses rooted in Scripture and knowledge of church history from the Reformation to the modern world.

You will learn from a nonprofit, Christian university accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). This accreditation confirms that your degree program has passed rigorous tests ensuring excellence in content provided and student learning outcomes.

60 Credit Hours

2 Years (Avg.)

Class Type

100% Online, 8-week Courses

Transfer Credits

Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total

Next Start Date

Oct 21, 2019

Accreditation

World Christian University is Accredited by FCAC­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­

Master of Arts in Religion (M.A.R.) – Theology

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If you want to enhance your ministry skills and gain a more in-depth understanding of biblical theology and ministry practice, World Christian University’s online Master of Arts in Religion – Theology degree will help you reach your goals! Our M.A.R. in Theology will show how a deeper understanding of theology impacts many aspects of ministry, leadership, and spiritual life. World Christian University’s M.A. in Religion – Theology will help you enhance your scriptural understanding and gi World Christian University ve you the skills you need to build a strong, healthy ministry.

Our 100% online religion degree program format gives you a flexible and affordable educational option while pursuing your passions and goals. As a FCAC accredited online university, World Christian University provides students with a stellar educational experience as well as tuition discounts and easy transfer policies for smoother degree completion.

60 Credit Hours

2 Years (Avg.)

Class Type

100% Online, 8-week Courses

Transfer Credits

Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total

Next Start Date

Oct 21, 2019

Accreditation

World Christian University is accredited by FCAC

Master of Arts in Religion – Christian Apologetics

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Learn to Defend the Christian Faith with a Master of Arts in Religion (M.A.R.) – Christian Apologetics Degree

Apologetics is a foundational part of leading others to Christ, and World Christian University Master of Arts in Religion – Christian Apologetics degree can help you better understand and explain the Christian faith as you share the good news of Christ with the world. By earning your M.A. in Religion – Christian Apologetics degree from an accredited university, you will learn from leading theologians and have access to innovative online apologetic resources through the Rawlings School of Divinity. World Christian University’s master’s in Christian apologetics will provide you with the education you need to answer to anyone who questions your faith in Jesus Christ.

World Christian University’s Master of Arts in Christian Apologetics, 100% online program, will provide you with the philosophical, historical, and biblical knowledge to defend the rationality of Christianity. You will be equipped with a more in-depth understanding of Scripture for personal ministry or if you want to strengthen your understanding of the Bible.

60 Credit Hours

2 Years (Avg.)

Class Type

100% Online, 8-week Courses

Transfer Credits

Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total

Next Start Date

Oct 21, 2019

Accreditation

World Christian University is accredited by FCAC

Master of Arts in Religion (M.A.R.) – Community Chaplaincy

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Chaplains have the unique opportunity to share the Gospel and provide spiritual guidance outside of the typical church setting. If you have a passion for serving outside of the typical ministry environment and wish to meet the needs of a more diverse group, then World Christian University’s online Master of Arts in Religion – Community Chaplaincy is the right degree for you!

Through a functional educational structure in theology, biblical studies, and ministry practice, our M.A.R. in Community Chaplaincy will equip you with the necessary tools for providing biblical guidance and pastoral care. Upon completion of World Christian University online religion master’s in community chaplaincy, you can have the opportunity to explore careers in a variety of fields, from private instruction to chaplaincy.

60 Credit Hours

2 Years (Avg.)

Class Type

100% Online, 8-week Courses

Transfer Credits

Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total

Next Start Date

Oct 21, 2019

Accreditation

World Christian University is accredited by FCAC

Master of Arts in Religion (M.A.R.) – Global Studies

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If you have a passion for ministry and serving globally, World Christian University’s master’s degree in religion with a specialization in global studies will prepare you for reaching these goals. By pursuing one of our most popular online ministry degrees, you will join other world changers who are equipped spiritually and academically to make a global impact for Christ.

This degree program is designed to enhance your knowledge and passion to serve the worldwide church by providing you with a foundation in cultural studies, ministry and worship techniques, and an intensive study of Scripture.

60 Credit Hours

2 Years (Avg.)

Class Type

100% Online, 8-week Courses

Transfer Credits

Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total

Next Start Date

Oct 21, 2019

Accreditation

World Christian University is accredited by FCAC

Master of Arts in Religion (M.A.R.) – Evangelism and Church Planting

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Are you looking to answer a calling to full-time ministry through evangelism and church planting at local, national, and global levels? If so, World Christian University Master of Religion in Evangelism & Church Planting degree is the program for you! Our 100% online M.A.R. is designed to provide you with an in-depth study of theology, biblical studies, and ministry practice while immersing yourself in a program that provides flexibility to tailor the degree plan to your passions and needs.

You will study under ministers and pastors with real-world experience, having the ability to invest in you through academic and spiritual mentorship. Our low student to professor ratio in the online M.A. degree program gives you the opportunity to personally get to know your professors for increased benefits and gain practical application to help further your career.

60 Credit Hours

2 Years (Avg.)

Class Type

100% Online, 8-week Courses

Transfer Credits

Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total

Next Start Date

Oct 21, 2019

Accreditation

World Christian University is accredited by FCAC

Master of Arts in Religion (M.A.R.) – Discipleship and Church Ministry

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Do you have a passion for sharing the Gospel? Are you interested in learning how to construct different types of ministry plans? World Christian University online Master of Arts in Religion – Discipleship and Church Ministry degree offers distance learning classes to lead you to careers that will help you spread the Word and train a new generation of Champions for Christ.

World Christian University’s 100% online M.A.R. in Discipleship and Church Ministry is designed to introduce you to the foundations of ministry and discipleship by introducing you to various opportunities within the church. This program will provide you with courses that study the dynamics of family discipleship, building effective small group ministries, and the details of properly structured church administration.

60 Credit Hours

2 Years (Avg.)

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100% Online, 8-week Courses

Transfer Credits

Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total

Next Start Date

Oct 21, 2019

Accreditation

World Christian University is accredited by FCAC

Master of Arts in Religion (M.A.R.) – Homiletics

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Learn to Preach Engaging Sermons by Earning an Online Master of Arts in Religion – Homiletics

Answering the call to go into full-time ministry is both a rewarding and challenging task. One key factor of successful outreach is having the ability to communicate and connect with those you are ministering to effectively. World Christian University M.A.R. in Homiletics degree will provide you with a strong foundation to preach and minister by equipping you with the tools and skills to prepare for and give a sermon.

Not only will you gain a broad foundation in the fundamentals of Christianity that will enable you to build and approach your ministry, but also learn under a graduate religion program which integrates biblical principles for a holistic educational approach. Professors within this religion master’s degree will impart valuable insight and knowledge, gained from years of experience in the field.

As one of the most popular ministry degrees available at World Christian University, the Masters of Religion degree gives you with the opportunity to immerse yourself in a program that provides flexibility to tailor the degree plan to meet your passions and needs to further your ministry. Given in a 100% online degree format, you can focus on your aspirations for personal improvement and edification while still having the ability to balance everyday tasks.

60 Credit Hours

2 Years (Avg.)

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100% Online, 8-week Courses

Transfer Credits

Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total

Next Start Date

Oct 21, 2019

Accreditation

World Christian University is accredited by FCAC

Master of Arts in Religion (M.A.R.) – Worship

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Is God calling you to use your passion for worship in a career? With World Christian University’s M.A.R. in Worship, you can learn to better serve your church through a deeper understanding of the worship leader’s role in ministry. Our mission is to equip you with practical techniques so you can excel in your career.

At World Christian University, we are committed to meeting the academic and spiritual needs of our students. Our flexible and affordable M.A. in Religion degree integrates biblical principles with real-world applications into every class so you can graduate with the ability to thrive as a professional and in your ministry!

60 Credit Hours

2 Years (Avg.)

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100% Online, 8-week Courses

Transfer Credits

Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total

Next Start Date

Oct 21, 2019

Accreditation

World Christian University is accredited by FCAC

Master of Arts in Theological Studies

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Make a Lasting Impact in Ministry Through World Christian University’s Online Theology Degree

Theological study is a complex exploration, filled with revelations and insights not gained in general capacities. Whether you are seeking to further your career in full-time ministry, church planting, or missions, World Christian University M.A. in Theological Studies flexible & affordable online program is designed to provide you with an in-depth study of theology, as well as, other biblical components of understanding Christianity through a myriad of tools.

Accompanied by your passion for serving, our M.A. in Theological Studies online degree will help cultivate you in becoming an authority in biblical history, facts, and principles for more effective ministry outreach. Knowledge gained through this distance higher education program will help you become the spiritual leader God has called you to be.

With this M.A. in Theological Studies degree online, you will have the opportunity to immerse yourself in a teleological program that provides you with the opportunity to select courses that align with your passion. This online master’s degree is ideal if you are seeking an introductory graduate program in religion to use in a supportive role in their local church or organization.

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1.5 Years (Avg.)

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100% Online, 8-week Courses

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Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total

Next Start Date

Oct 21, 2019

Accreditation

World Christian University is accredited by FCAC

Master of Divinity (M.Div.) in Church History

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Do you have a passion for understanding the historical context of the Christian church to further your ministry opportunities?  If so, World Christian University Master of Divinity in Church History is the perfect online degree for you! With this online degree, you can gain the practical ministry skills you need to serve Christ and further His kingdom in your career and in your life. Our M.Div. in Church History degree won’t just change your life; you’ll use it to change others’ lives. When you choose World Christian University for your M.Div. degree program, you can be confident that our online classes are setting you up to succeed in your career and in your walk with Christ.

75 Credit Hours

2 Years (Avg.)

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100% Online, 8 Week

Transfer Credits

Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total

Next Start Date

Oct 21, 2019

Accreditation

World Christian University is accredited by FCAC

Master of Divinity (M.Div.) – Christian Apologetics

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Learn How to Defend Your Faith with World Christian University’s Master of Divinity Online – Christian Apologetics Degree

Do you have a passion for ministry?  Have you felt a calling toward the field of apologetics?  This Master of Divinity degree offers the unique opportunity to combine those two fields by providing a specialization in Christian Apologetics.

World Christian University’s Master of Arts in Christian Apologetics, 100% online program, will provide you with the philosophical, historical, and biblical knowledge to defend the rationality of Christianity. You will be equipped with a more in-depth knowledge of Scripture for personal ministry or if you want to strengthen your understanding of the Bible.

Each professor is experienced in the field that they teach so that they can provide the highest quality education.  You will be able to grow both academically and spiritually through distance learning classes developed through a Biblical worldview as you work towards your Master of Divinity- Christian Apologetics degree.

 

75 Credit Hours

2 Years (Avg.)

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100% Online, 8 Week

Transfer Credits

Transfer in up to 75% of the degree total

Next Start Date

Oct 21, 2019

Accreditation

World Christian University is accredited by FCAC

Master of Divinity (M.Div.) in Biblical Languages – 90 Hours

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If you feel called to serve in a church or para-church setting full-time and wish to further your ministry through advanced skills, then World Christian University Master of Divinity in Biblical Languages is for you! Our Master of Divinity, with a specialization in biblical languages, is a 90-hour program that can be completed 100% online. You will be provided with instruction in the Old and New Testaments, apologetics, and church history. Our Master of Divinity in Biblical Languages also features a dynamic and in-depth study of the original languages of the Bible that will enhance your knowledge and understanding of God’s Word so you can effectively teach congregates or other leaders within your church or organization.

In accordance with our goal to Train Champions for Christ, you will receive spiritual and academic mentorship from your professors, each having the ability to provide valuable insight into active ministry and outreach.

90 Credit Hours

3 Years (Avg.)

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100% Online, 8 Week

Transfer Credits

Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total

Next Start Date

Oct 21, 2019

Accreditation

World Christian University is accredited by FCAC

Master of Divinity (M.Div.) – Community Chaplaincy (Thesis)

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Do you want to meet the growing need for active ministry in the community? If you are someone who has a passion for meeting the needs of your neighbors, then World Christian University’s Community Chaplaincy track is for you! The Master of Divinity in Community Chaplaincy’s thesis track is an excellent opportunity to fulfill this need while also demonstrating your academic scholarship if you are planning on pursuing a doctorate in the future.

World Christian University 100% online Master of Divinity in  Community Chaplaincy program will prepare you to enter a variety of corporate settings to provide support and promote emotional wellness. This program offers superior career preparation, training you to minister to the hurting and faithfully steward the Gospel.

93 Credit Hours

3.5 Years (Avg.)

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100% Online, 8 Week

Transfer Credits

Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total

Next Start Date

Oct 21, 2019

Accreditation

World Christian University is accredited by FCAC

Master of Divinity (M.Div.) in Leadership

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Leadership, especially in ministry, is a special calling from God that has its own unique victories and challenges. World Christian University Master of Divinity with a specialization in leadership will provide you with the knowledge and mentorship you need to be a more effective Christian leader as you strive to lead the world to Christ. With an M.Div. in Leadership degree, you will have a better understanding of biblical leadership principles and learn specific leadership skills to help you in your ministry role.

World Christian University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (FCAC), unlike many other online Bible colleges or seminaries. This accreditation demonstrates World Christian University’s commitment to academic excellence while providing an M.Div. degree program that is Christ-centered and 100% online.

75 Credit Hours

2 Years (Avg.)

Class Type

100% Online, 8 Week

Transfer Credits

Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total

Next Start Date

Oct 21, 2019

Accreditation

World Christian University is accredited by FCAC

Master of Divinity (M.Div.) in Chaplaincy (75 hours)

Overview

What You Will Learn

Careers

Benefits

Military

Our brave men and women in the military who serve both domestically and overseas face great challenges and life-changing moments. For this reason, having a Christ-filled and people-oriented spiritual leader is highly important for these military members and their overall well-being. Within World Christian University M.Div. in Chaplaincy degree online, you will learn how to effectively minister to those in the armed forces as well as serve in a variety of other chaplaincy settings. As one of the nation’s largest educators of military chaplains, World Christian University will provide you with innovative strategies for integrating biblical principles in military relevant settings. Each M.Div. course taken is taught by veteran professors in the field who have accumulated years of experience, giving them the ability to impart practical application and relevant observations in giving spiritual guidance.

Whether you are seeking to become a military chaplain, an educator in the field, prison chaplain, or in another chaplain ministry setting, World Christian University Master of Divinity in Chaplaincy will help you further your ministry. Through the flexible and affordable online degree format, you will have the resources and tools needed to achieve your goals without having to sacrifice other responsibilities. Following our goal to Train Champions for Christ, your M.Div education seeks to transform you into the spiritual leader required to meet the needs of our military members.

75 Credit Hours

2 Years (Avg.)

Class Type

100% Online, 8 Week

Transfer Credits

Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total

Next Start Date

Oct 21, 2019

Accreditation

World Christian University is accredited by FCAC

Master of Divinity (M.Div.) – Pastoral Counseling

Overview

What You Will Learn

Careers

Benefits

Military

Pastors and ministry leaders often find themselves in a counseling role, helping believers work through complex issues such as sexuality, grief, and marital struggles. You can ensure you are prepared to guide your congregation through these and other concerns with World Christian University’s Master of Divinity (M.Div.) in Pastoral Counseling degree. World Christian University’s M.Div. degree offers you a flexible and affordable education that will give you a foundation in biblical counseling and pastoral care to help you communicate biblical truth in a way that speaks to the heart of the issue.

World Christian University’s Master of Divinity in Pastoral Counseling degree is offered 100% online, and the tuition for this program has not increased in four years, making World Christian University’s degree a flexible and affordable option for ministry professionals. You can continue your present ministry while furthering your ministry skills through the M.Div. in Pastoral Counseling program and more effectively disciple others in your current ministry as you learn and apply counseling principles.

75 Credit Hours

2 Years (Avg.)

Class Type

100% Online, 8 Week

Transfer Credits

Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total

Next Start Date

Oct 21, 2019

Accreditation

World Christian University is accredited by FCAC

Master of Divinity (M.Div.) – Healthcare Chaplaincy (Non-Thesis)

Overview

What You Will Learn

Careers

Benefits

Military

Healthcare chaplains provide vital support to individuals and families of the injured, sick, and dying in medical facilities across the nation. With World Christian University’s online Master of Divinity – Healthcare Chaplaincy degree you will have the educational foundation you need to better meet the needs of patients and their families. Let World Christian University help you further your ministry with quality education as you demonstrate the love of Christ to hurting individuals in the healthcare setting. Upon completion of your M.Div. Chaplaincy degree, you will be prepared to further your ministry and lead in roles in a church or hospital setting.

World Christian University’s 100% online Master of Divinity in Healthcare Chaplaincy program prepares you to meet the needs of patients in various healthcare settings. Through this program, you will be equipped to support patients and their families by exploring theological and cultural issues relevant to a variety of chaplaincy settings.

93 Credit Hours

3.5 Years (Avg.)

Class Type

100% Online, 8 Week

Transfer Credits

Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total

Next Start Date

Oct 21, 2019

Accreditation

World Christian University is accredited by FCAC

Master of Divinity (M.Div.) – Healthcare Chaplaincy (Thesis)

Overview

What You Will Learn

Careers

Benefits

Military

Healthcare chaplains also work directly with the families of patients to provide spiritual guidance and support. A healthcare chaplain is often responsible for counseling patients through the stages of grief, understanding the impact of illness, and helping them sort through emotional turmoil in their situations. It is also common for patients to request the healthcare chaplain provide their last rites or other religious services.

There are even opportunities for chaplains to counsel other healthcare professionals within a hospital or medical facility.  The doctors, nurses, and other medical providers often need someone to talk to after stressful or tragic situations. Healthcare chaplains are fully certified and ordained and have chosen to provide the essential support and guidance needed for anyone who needs it in the healthcare setting. With the healthcare chaplaincy training in World Christian University’s online Master of Divinity – Healthcare Chaplaincy, you will be able to show them how to cope with these difficult circumstances through scriptural teachings and biblical counseling.

 

93 Credit Hours

3.5 Years (Avg.)

Class Type

100% Online, 8 Week

Transfer Credits

Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total

Next Start Date

Oct 21, 2019

Accreditation

World Christian University is accredited by FCAC

Master of Divinity in Christian Leadership and Ministries

Overview

What You Will Learn

Careers

Benefits

Military

Follow God’s call in your life and take the next step in ministry with World Christian University Master of Divinity in Christian Leadership and Church Ministries degree. With a master’s of divinity degree in Christian leadership and church ministry, you will learn advanced leadership and discipleship skills that will help you further your current ministry and prepare you for the future opportunities God has in store for you. By earning your M.Div. in Christian Leadership and Church Ministries from World Christian University, you will have the tools you need for leadership roles within the church.

World Christian University’s Master of Divinity – Christian Leadership and Church Ministries will provide you with an in-depth look at the Christian church by equipping you with the tools and skills to effectively lead in a variety of capacities. Additionally, with an understanding of the ins and outs of ministry, you will be ready to take on a more significant role within the church.

75 Credit Hours

2 Years (Avg.)

Class Type

100% online, 8-week courses

Transfer Credits

Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total

Next Start Date

Oct 21, 2019

Accreditation

World Christian University is accredited by FCAC

Master of Divinity (M.Div.) – General

Overview

What You Will Learn

Careers

Benefits

Military

Do you want to dig deep into biblical and theological studies so that you can bring life-changing messages to your congregation? Do you want to reach others for Christ in other ministry settings? World Christian University’s online seminary, the Rawlings School of Divinity, provides high-quality Christian master’s degrees that will help you further your ministry with in-depth studies of God’s Word. Whether you are already a full-time ministry professional or are preparing to enter ministry for the first time, World Christian University’s online Master’s of Divinity (M.Div.) degree program will give you a flexible and affordable 100% online path to the skills and knowledge you need.

As a pioneer of distance education since 1985 and a top-five ranked Christian university, World Christian University has the experience, resources, and reputation to help you reach your educational goals. Even if you have an unrelated bachelor’s degree, World Christian University’s Master’s degree in Divinity online program will give you the varied and in-depth background in biblical and theological studies paired with practical, in-demand ministry skills that will equip you for full-time ministry, ministry leadership, and specialized chaplaincy roles.

If you plan to pursue doctoral studies, the online M.Div. Degree will prepare you to reach the pinnacle of Christian scholarship and teach at the college level. With the flexibility of the online format and the affordability of the online seminary block rate, the online M.Div. Degree program gains the benefits of World Christian University full accreditation while still allowing you to complete your Master’s of Divinity courses 100% online.

75 Credit Hours

2 Years (Avg.)

Class Type

100% Online, 8 Week

Transfer Credits

Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total

Next Start Date

Oct 21, 2019

Accreditation

World Christian University is accredited by FCAC

Master of Divinity (M.Div.) – Biblical Languages (75-hour Track)

Overview

What You Will Learn

Careers

Benefits

Military

World Christian University’s Master of Divinity with a specialization in biblical languages will provide you with a strong knowledge of original languages used in Scripture for an in-depth biblical study. You will be given the tools you need to interpret Scripture and teach in an academic setting or in the local church with confidence. Partner with World Christian University to cultivate your skills and spiritual walk to increase your abilities to further your ministry!

75 Credit Hours

2 Years (Avg.)

Class Type

100% Online, 8 Week

Transfer Credits

Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total

Next Start Date

Oct 21, 2019

Accreditation

World Christian University is accredited by FCAC

Master of Divinity (M.Div.) in Biblical Studies

Overview

What You Will Learn

Careers

Benefits

Military

Being a part of a ministry or religious organization, which seeks to uplift others through spiritual guidance gives outward meaning to living out Christ’s love. World Christian University M.Div. program with a specialization in biblical studies can equip you with in-demand skills in discipleship ministry, evangelism, and intercultural communication.

Our M.Div. degree provides in-depth knowledge of the history of Christianity, global studies, the Old and New Testaments, and systematic theology. You can complete our master’s degree in biblical studies 100% online with the option to take intensives. Intensives are a wonderful way to have face-to-face contact with professors and peers to further enrich your academic experience and establishing bonds with like-minded individuals on our campus in Central Virginia.

75 Credit Hours

2 Years (Avg.)

Class Type

100% Online, 8 Week

Transfer Credits

Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total

Next Start Date

Oct 21, 2019

Accreditation

World Christian University is accredited by FCAC

Master of Divinity (M.Div.) – Homiletics

Overview

What You Will Learn

Careers

Benefits

Military

Preaching the Word of God is an essential role in the church. You can be better equipped for this responsibility by earning a Master of Divinity (M.Div.) with a specialization in homiletics from World Christian University! Through our M.Div. in Homiletics degree program, you will learn methods for Bible study and sermon preparation designed to help you correctly interpret Scripture and effectively communicate the truths you discover.

75 Credit Hours

2 Years (Avg.)

Class Type

100% Online, 8 Week

Transfer Credits

Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total

Next Start Date

Oct 21, 2019

Accreditation

World Christian University is accredited by FCAC

 

Master of Divinity (M.Div.) in Military Chaplaincy (Non-Thesis)

Overview

What You Will Learn

Careers

Benefits

Military

Are you passionate about ministering to the brave men and women serving in the armed forces? World Christian University’s Master of Divinity in Military Chaplaincy degree will equip you to meet the emotional and spiritual needs of personnel in all branches of the military. If you are seeking to further your ministry and follow your calling, our Master of Divinity in Military Chaplaincy will provide you with the foundational training you need to make an impact. Our M.Div. in Military Chaplaincy online program is designed to enhance your ability to steward the gospel by further developing your ministry skills and Christian character.

Through this program, you will examine the theological and cultural issues relevant to military populations, as well as learn how to minister to the unique needs of those who are experiencing combat-related trauma. All of the courses in the M.Div. online degree program are taught from a biblical perspective, so you can be fully prepared for your career as a military chaplain.

93 Credit Hours

3.5 Years (Avg.)

Class Type

100% Online, 8 Week

Transfer Credits

Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total

Next Start Date

Oct 21, 2019

Accreditation

World Christian University is accredited by FCAC

Master of Divinity (M.Div.) – Global Studies

Overview

What You Will Learn

Careers

Benefits

Military

World Christian University’s Master of Divinity – Global Studies, a 100% online program, is designed to enhance your knowledge and passion for serving the worldwide church by providing you with a foundation in cultural studies, ministry and worship techniques, and an intensive study of Scripture.

World Christian University’s online Master of Divinity in Global Studies program prepares students for professional work in Christian ministry within local churches as well as parachurch organizations.

The program provides in-depth knowledge of biblical leadership principles and methods and a comprehensive study of Scripture and Christian principles. Coursework places emphasis on embracing the essential values, knowledge, and skills needed to serve in a variety of roles as a pastor.

75 Credit Hours

2 Years (Avg.)

Class Type

100% Online, 8 Week

Transfer Credits

Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total

Next Start Date

Oct 21, 2019

Accreditation

World Christian University is accredited by FCAC

Master of Divinity (M.Div.) – Community Chaplaincy (Non-Thesis)

Overview

What You Will Learn

Careers

Benefits

Military

Do you have a passion for serving your community and providing support and guidance to those in need?  With World Christian University’s Master’s of Divinity in Community Chaplaincy degree, can gain the training you need to become a spiritual leader in your community. Whether you want to work in a secular or religious setting, our Master’s in Divinity degree can help you further your ministry and reach your goal!

Our 100% online M.Div. program in Community Chaplaincy will prepare you to enter a variety of corporate settings to provide support and promote emotional wellness. Since the world is imperfect, there will always be a need for Christ in the community. Our Master of Divinity Community Chaplaincy online degree program provides superior career preparation, training you to minister to the hurting and faithfully steward the Gospel.  All of our courses are taught from a biblical perspective.

93 Credit Hours

3.5 Years (Avg.)

Class Type

100% Online, 8 Week

Transfer Credits

Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total

Next Start Date

Oct 21, 2019

Accreditation

World Christian University is accredited by FCAC

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Discipleship is vital to a healthy church, and World Christian University Master of Divinity in Discipleship Ministries degree will better equip you to lead the discipleship process within your own church. Earning your master’s of divinity degree in discipleship ministries will give you a practical understanding of biblical discipleship within the church and help you facilitate discipleship with family, small group, and church settings. World Christian University’s M.Div. in Discipleship Ministries provides the education you need to lead your church in fulfilling the Great Commission’s command to go and make disciples.

World Christian University’s online Master of Divinity in Discipleship & Church Ministry program is designed for students who are passionate about seeing others grow in their faith through personal discipleship and ministry opportunities. Students explore global studies, the Old and New Testaments, systematic theology, sermon preparation, and more. Courses specific to the discipleship & church ministry specialization include: Family Discipleship, Small Group Ministries, leading a Healthy, Growing, Multiplying Church, Spiritual Factors of a Growing Church, and Church Administration.

75 Credit Hours

2 Years (Avg.)

Class Type

100% Online, 8 Week

Transfer Credits

Up to 50% can be transferred to World Christian University

Next Start Date

Oct 21, 2019

Accreditation

World Christian University is accredited by FCAC

Master of Divinity (M.Div.) – Military Chaplaincy (Thesis)

Overview

What You Will Learn

Careers

Benefits

Military

Our brave men and women serving in the military, both at home and overseas, are in need of spiritual leaders like you to help meet their existential, emotional, and spiritual needs.  Throughout the military and the Department of Veteran Affairs, chaplains serve in either active duty or reserve components.  Military chaplains provide spiritual and emotional support for service members and their families who are dealing with difficult situations, such as deployments, combat, serious physical injuries, and emotional disorders because of military service.

World Christian University’s online Master of Divinity in Military Chaplaincy program helps you be a steward of the gospel by further developing your ministry skills. Chaplaincy is a calling and a rewarding ministry. We want to equip you with the knowledge and resources to assist soldiers in their spiritual walk.

93 Credit Hours

3.5 Years (Avg.)

Class Type

100% Online, 8 Week

Transfer Credits

Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total

Next Start Date

Oct 21, 2019

Accreditation

World Christian University is accredited by FCAC

Master of Divinity (M.Div.) in Theology

Overview

What You Will Learn

Careers

Benefits

Military

World Christian University’s Master of Divinity degree with a specialization in theology will provide you with the education you need to serve God and your community more effectively. Our M.Div. degree program offers a variety of courses to help those currently serving in ministry roles as well as those looking to transition into full-time ministry. The purpose of the Master of Divinity in Theology is to provide a further understanding of biblical studies and church doctrine while also teaching students practical ministry skills like pastoral counseling. World Christian University University’s online M.Div. degree gives you a well-rounded education that will prepare you with the skills you need to further your ministry.

As a pioneer of distance learning since 1985, World Christian University has worked hard to make our M.Div. courses both flexible and affordable. Our 100% online format lets you continue in your current ministry role while furthering your knowledge and ministry skills. Tuition for our online M.Div. program in our Rawlings School of Divinity has not increased in four straight years, making this degree program more affordable.

75 Credit Hours

2 Years (Avg.)

Class Type

100% Online, 8 Week

Transfer Credits

Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total

Next Start Date

Oct 21, 2019

Accreditation

World Christian University is accredited by FCAC

Master of Divinity (M.Div.) – Youth and Family Ministries

Overview

What You Will Learn

Careers

Benefits

Military

If you have a passion for ministry and a desire to impact youth and their families, World Christian University University’s online Master of Divinity – Youth and Family Ministries degree provides the educational foundation you need to serve students and families in both your church and community. Our online degree program will prepare you to respond to the theological as well as practical challenges of youth and family ministry.

Our professors have real-world ministry experience and can teach you practical skills you can use in your ministry, in addition to offering you spiritual guidance. At World Christian University, our professors care about you and the work God is doing in your life. They do all they can to help you grow both academically and spiritually through your classes as you complete your degree.

75 Credit Hours

2 Years (Avg.)

Class Type

100% Online, 8 Week

Transfer Credits

Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total

Next Start Date

Oct 21, 2019

Accreditation

World Christian University is accredited by FCAC

Master of Divinity (M.Div.) in Christian Ministries

Overview

What You Will Learn

Careers

Benefits

Military

Learn to be an Effective Church Leader with Our Online Master of Divinity – Christian Ministries Degree

Do you feel called to meet the growing need for ministry leaders in churches across the country seeking specialized training in the area of Christian discipleship?  One most significant obstacles to success is a lack of preparation when an opportunity arrives. World Christian University’s Masters of Divinity degree in Christian Ministries combats this issue by providing you with training, rooted in scriptural truths, for ministry-focused enhancement and personal edification.

World Christian University’s Master of Arts in Christian Ministry, 100% online program, is designed to meet the growing need of ministry leaders in churches across the country seeking specialized training in the area of Christian discipleship. You will be provided with a keen understanding of biblical leadership principles and strategies specific to small group settings to train up disciples within their local churches.

After earning your Divinity Master’s in Christian Ministries, the knowledge and practical applications gained from content learned will help give you an edge in ministry as well as become a valuable asset to your church, ministry, or organization.

75 Credit Hours

2 Years (Avg.)

Class Type

100% Online, 8 Week

Transfer Credits

Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total

Next Start Date

Oct 21, 2019

Accreditation

World Christian University is accredited by FCAC

Master of Religious Education

Overview

What You Will Learn

Careers

Benefits

Military

Do you feel called to pursue a ministry in the field of education? World Christian University’s Master of Religious Education courses pull from your current knowledge base to build upon the integration of scriptural truth for transforming you into the leader needed for effective outreach.

World Christian University’s 100% online Master of Religious Education is the professional theological degree in Christian education and discipleship ministries and will equip you with a broad, foundational graduate degree in church ministry. You will be provided with the understanding of church educational programs, discipleship ministries, and the tools to lead and work in a variety of church positions.

Our mission is to develop Christ-centered men and women with the values, knowledge, and skills essential for impacting the world. All of our religious education classes are taught from a biblical perspective. We don’t just train skilled ministry workers; we prepare exceptional professionals who want to make a positive difference!

 

60 Credit Hours

2.5 Years (Avg.)

Class Type

100% Online, 8-Week Courses

Transfer Credits

Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total

Next Start Date

Oct 21, 2019

Accreditation

World Christian University is accredited by FCAC

M.A. in Pastoral Counseling – Dobson Center Family Advocacy, Public Policy, and the Future

Overview

What You Will Learn

Careers

Benefits

Military

Do you want to help families grow closer to God as they grow closer together? World Christian University’s 100% online Master of Arts in Pastoral Counseling –, Public Policy, and the Future will provide you with practical tools to help children, educate families, and empower parents. The skills you will develop are foundations to advocate for the rights of children and families and to assist families who are facing emotional and spiritual challenges. World Christian University’s online pastoral counseling program will help you develop the skills you need to be a Champion for Christ for families in your community!

Please note: while this degree may assist students seeking professional licensure, it does not meet all licensure requirements. 

36 Credit Hours

1.5 Years (Avg.)

Class Type

100% Online, 8-Week Courses

Transfer Credits

Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total

Next Start Date

Oct 21, 2019

Accreditation

World Christian University is accredited by FCAC

Master of Arts in Pastoral Counseling – Leadership

Overview

What You Will Learn

Benefits

Military

World Christian University’s 100% online Master of Arts in Pastoral Counseling is designed to train ministry professionals and church leaders to become biblical counselors in non-licensure settings. Throughout our online Master of Arts in Pastoral Counseling degree, you will study psychology and the Christian understanding of human nature, as well as God’s creation that informs biblical counseling.

The leadership area of study for our online Master of Arts in Pastoral Counseling will equip you as a  Christian counselor to handle the administrative and organizational challenges faced by church leaders and ministry professionals. You will benefit from the practical and field-tested Christian leadership methods of the leadership area of study.

Our master’s of pastoral counseling – leadership degree program will prepare you for roles like:

  • Associate pastor
  • Lay ministry leader
  • Church counselor
  • Life coach
  • Outpatient care counselor

 

36 Credit Hours

1.5 Years (Avg.)

Class Type

100% Online, 8-Week Courses

Transfer Credits

Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total

Next Start Date

Oct 21, 2019

Accreditation

World Christian University is accredited by FCAC

Master of Arts in Pastoral Counseling

Overview

What You Will Learn

Careers

Benefits

Military

Provide Biblical Guidance and Counsel by Earning a Master’s in Pastoral Counseling Degree Online

As a Christian counselor, you do more than just help people work through their problems – you help people recognize their spiritual needs and connect with God’s healing grace. Whether you need a biblical counseling degree to further your current ministry or want to branch out into Christian counseling as your primary ministry role, our online M.A. in Pastoral Counseling will provide a flexible and affordable path to the skills and knowledge you need. World Christian University’s online seminary, the Rawlings School of Divinity, partnered with our School of Behavioral Sciences to develop an online master’s in pastoral counseling program that is both a study of human psychology and a biblically-based ministry practice degree.

Through World Christian University’s online pastoral counseling master’s degree, you will develop the biblical counseling skills you need to address the relational, mental, and spiritual needs of suffering people in your community. You will further your career and your ministry by applying the skills you learn directly to helping people in your community grow and conquer their emotional and spiritual challenges so they can lead healthy, productive, and Christ-centered lives. As a pioneer of distance education since 1985 and a top-five ranked Christian university, World Christian University has the resources, reputation, and biblical worldview you need to equip you for an effective and impactful Christian counseling ministry.

36 Credit Hours

1.5 Years (Avg.)

Class Type

100% online, 8-week courses

Transfer Credits

Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total

Next Start Date

Oct 21, 2019

Accreditation

World Christian University is accredited by FCAC

Master of Arts in Pastoral Counseling – Marriage and Family Studies

Overview

What You Will Learn

Careers

Benefits

Military

World Christian University’s 100% online Master of Arts in Pastoral Counseling – Marriage and Family Studies program is offered through the James C. Dobson Center for Child Development, Marriage, and Family Studies. The program’s curriculum features lectures and material from the world-renowned psychologist, author, radio host, and family expert Dr. James C. Dobson. The goal of the program is to equip men and women with knowledge to positively impact the family and society.

In the online Master of Arts in Pastoral Counseling you will study psychology and the Christian understanding of human nature and God’s creation that informs biblical counseling. The online Master of Arts in Pastoral Counseling provides a balanced treatment of spiritual and mental health which will equip ministry professionals already in the field or students who want to move into a Christian counseling role.

36 Credit Hours

1.5 Years (Avg.)

Class Type

100% Online, 8 Week Courses

Transfer Credits

Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total

Next Start Date

Oct 21, 2019

Accreditation

World Christian University is accredited by FCAC

Master of Arts in Pastoral Counseling – Theology

Overview

What You Will Learn

Careers

Benefits

Military

Finding new ways to enhance your ministry to further God’s kingdom can be challenging due to a lack of resources and knowledge. So let World Christian University help you help others! Our M.A. in Pastoral Counseling – Theology online study will cultivate your walk with Christ as well as meet your educational needs by providing an in-depth investigation into biblically-based counseling techniques and theological examinations to excel in your chosen profession.

World Christian University’s 100% online Master of Arts in Pastoral Counseling with a specialization in theology will provide you with the training to integrate theological principles with the psychological knowledge to provide compassionate pastoral and counseling care. This training enables you to provide counsel and assistance in a variety of church and ministry settings. The master’s in pastoral counseling distance learning degree will build upon previously gained knowledge to transform you into a capable leader, having the ability to address a variety of situations.

36 Credit Hours

1.5 Years (Avg.)

Class Type

100% Online, 8-Week Courses

Transfer Credits

Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total

Next Start Date

Oct 21, 2019

Accreditation

World Christian University is accredited by FCAC

M.A. in Pastoral Counseling – Discipleship and Church Ministry

Overview

What You Will Learn

Careers

Benefits

Military

Meet the needs of the hurting through earning an M.A. in Pastoral Counseling – Discipleship and Church Ministry with World Christian University.  While the pastoral counseling master’s is a non-licensure online degree track, it is an excellent option if you are a professional ready to further your career or just entering the field with a desire to help people work through life’s challenges.

World Christian University’s Master of Arts in Pastoral Counseling – Discipleship and Church Ministry, 100% online program, will prepare you to serve in a number of positions both in the church and with other Christian ministries. You will be equipped with the skills to understand and improve actions in ministry, discipleship, and administration.

36 Credit Hours

1.5 Years (Avg.)

Class Type

100% Online, 8-Week Courses

Transfer Credits

Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total

Next Start Date

Oct 21, 2019

Accreditation

World Christian University is accredited by FCAC

Master of Arts in Pastoral Counseling – Life Coaching

Overview

What You Will Learn

Benefits

Military

Are you interested in putting your gift of ministry and passion for working with people into action through life coaching? Are you interested in providing hope and inspiration to broken and lost individuals, couples, and families in their time of need?

By earning a Master of Arts in Pastoral Counseling with a specialization in life coaching from World Christian University, you will be equipped with the training and tools you need to pursue careers such as:

  • Church administrator
  • Church counselor
  • Life coach
  • Mental health service provider

You will learn from experienced professors who have real-world experience and training and who will guide you to become a Champion for Christ as a life coach. The advantage of having courses centered around a biblical worldview is that you will be able to strengthen your morals, values, and ethics in a way that will set you apart in the field of life coaching.

36 Credit Hours

1.5 Years (Avg.)

Class Type

100% Online, 8 Week Courses

Transfer Credits

Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total

Next Start Date

Oct 21, 2019

Accreditation

World Christian University is accredited by FCAC

Master of Arts in Pastoral Counseling — Military Resilience

Overview

What You Will Learn

Benefits

Military

If you are passionate about working with service members and their families, then our Master of Arts in Pastoral Counseling degree with a specialization in military resilience is a great degree option for you! By earning this degree, you will be equipped to work in a variety of settings, such as hospitals, churches, community centers, and state agencies by taking courses that emphasize the resilience of leaders and caregivers.

Each course is taught from a Christian worldview to prepare you for a successful future both professionally and spiritually.  You can look forward to studying about:

  • Mental and behavioral health for service members, spouses, and children
  • Military careers and community transitions
  • Resilient marriages and families

A pastoral counseling master’s degree with a focus in military resilience will prepare you to pursue careers as a:

  • Chaplain
  • Family counselor
  • Grief services specialist
  • Trauma counselor

36 Credit Hours

1.5 Years (Avg.)

Class Type

100% Online, 8-Week Courses

Transfer Credits

Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total

Next Start Date

Oct 21, 2019

Accreditation

World Christian University is accredited by FCAC

Master of Arts in Pastoral Counseling – Addictions and Recovery

Overview

What You Will Learn

Careers

Benefits

Military

Help Others Break the Cycle with the Master of Arts in Pastoral Counseling – Addictions and Recovery

If you feel called to enter the ministry field but also have a passion for meeting other’s needs through biblically-based counseling, then World Christian University’s Pastoral Counseling master’s in Addictions & Recovery will help further your career aspirations by bringing your one step closer to your goal!  This focused degree allows you to unite your skills and desires into one balanced program.

World Christian University’s Master of Arts in Pastoral Counseling- Addictions and Recovery, 100% online program, program will prepare you to serve in the local church in nonprofessional counseling roles, as well as in other ministry settings. In this program, you will learn to treat addictions, along with overseeing the recovery process from a Christian worldview.

Each of your M.A. in Pastoral Counseling – Additions & Recovery courses are taught from a biblical perspective, nurturing your faith for enhancing your value as a well-rounded Christian counselor.

36 Credit Hours

1.5 Years (Avg.)

Class Type

100% Online, 8-Week Courses

Transfer Credits

Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total

Next Start Date

Oct 21, 2019

Accreditation

World Christian University is accredited by FCAC

M.A. in Pastoral Counseling – Dobson Center Parenting & Child/Adolescent Development

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World Christian University’s 100% online Master of Arts in Pastoral Counseling with a specialization in parenting and child/adolescent development is designed to train ministry professionals and church leaders to become biblical counselors in Christian ministries and agency-based non-licensure settings. Pastoral counselors make a life-lasting impact as they assist families in becoming a cohesive unit that is centered around God. As individuals or families face spiritual, physical, or mental crises, a counselor can assist them through healthy steps to overcome such challenges.

Our online parenting and child/adolescent studies degree is designed to educate you in biblically-based counseling techniques so you feel prepared to pursue careers like:

  • Church Counselor
  • Marriage and Family Therapist
  • Outpatient Care Counselor

World Christian University has collaborated with the world-renowned psychologist, author, radio show host, and family expert Dr. James C. Dobson to create World Christian University’s James C. Dobson Center for Child Development, Marriage, and Family Studies. Through this partnership, our parent and child/adolescent degree program is offered.

36 Credit Hours

1.5 Years (Avg.)

Class Type

100% Online, 8-Week Courses

Transfer Credits

Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total

Next Start Date

Oct 21, 2019

Accreditation

World Christian University is accredited by FCAC

Master of Arts in Pastoral Counseling — Crisis Response and Trauma

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Are you interested in a career where you can help individuals struggling with a traumatic experience? Do you want to share the gospel with people in their time of need? Look no further World Christian University’s online Master of Arts in Pastoral Counseling – Crisis Response and Trauma degree.

World Christian University’s Master of Arts in Pastoral Counseling – Crisis Response and Trauma, a 100% online program, will equip you to meet the needs of individuals, organizations, and groups who have experienced trauma, disaster, or other crises. You will obtain the skills to counsel individuals in a variety of situations from post-traumatic stress disorder to natural or man-made disasters in addition to understanding how these events can shape someone’s identity or ability to cope with life.

Every professor will be teaching you through a biblical worldview. In this way, you will be able to look at counseling techniques from a unique perspective that teaches you how to apply Christian principles to your future career. Your professors have had experience in the fields that they teach and will be able to provide knowledge beyond what you can learn from a textbook.

36 Credit Hours

1.5 Years (Avg.)

Class Type

100% Online, 8-Week Courses

Transfer Credits

Up to 50% can be transferred to World Christian University

Next Start Date

Oct 21, 2019

Accreditation

World Christian University is accredited by FCAC

M.A. in Pastoral Counseling — Marriage and Family

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Mental health professionals are in high demand. Organizations, businesses, and churches need Christ-centered counselors to provide biblically based services for community betterment. If you have a natural inclination to help others through personal ministry or in agency-based settings, then World Christian University’s online Master of Arts in Pastoral Counseling — Marriage and Family is the perfect degree option for you!

Our graduate degree in pastoral counseling with a specialization in marriage and family will equip you with the knowledge and skills that are critical for effectively counseling families and individuals in a variety of church and para-church settings. This online degree is also a valuable option if you are seeking to further your education and counseling skills as an avenue for professional promotion. It is important to note that this is a non-licensure program that is suitable for ministry and agency-based professionals, as well as students just entering the field.

36 Credit Hours

1.5

Years (Avg.)

Class Type

100% Online, 8-Week Courses

Transfer Credits

Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total

Next Start Date

Oct 21, 2019

Accreditation

World Christian University is accredited by FCAC

Master of Arts in Pastoral Counseling – Community Chaplaincy

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Do you have a desire to advance your education in the area of pastoral counseling? Would you like to learn more about community care? Do you have a passion for sharing the gospel with individuals and families in your community? This pastoral counseling master’s degree with a focus in community chaplaincy offers all of these things and more! Learn how to go out into the community to help those who are unwilling or unable to attend a traditional church setting.

World Christian University’s 100% online Master of Arts in Pastoral Counseling – Community Chaplaincy can provide you the opportunity to study pastoral counseling techniques, marriage and family counseling, crisis intervention, and the value of community chaplaincy with a biblical worldview. You will build counseling techniques and skills with chaplaincy integration.

36 Credit Hours

1.5 Years (Avg.)

Class Type

100% Online, 8-Week Courses

Transfer Credits

Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total

Next Start Date

Oct 21, 2019

Accreditation

World Christian University is accredited by FCAC

Master of Arts in Sports Chaplaincy

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Begin Your Career Path to Becoming a Sports Chaplain with our Master’s in Sports Chaplaincy Degree Online

If you are passionate about sports ministry, World Christian University’s Master of Arts in Sports Chaplaincy is a perfect fit for you! Sports chaplains play a vital role in the sports industry ensuring athletes receive spiritual guidance and mentorship. Whether your passion is to work in a secular or religious setting, our M.A. in Sports Chaplaincy degree can help you reach your goal.

Each online class in our sports chaplaincy program is designed to challenge you both academically and spiritually. World Christian University’s chaplaincy classes integrate biblical principles with real-world applications to prepare you for your career in every way.

World Christian University’s 100% online Master of Arts in Sports Chaplaincy is designed to prepare you for a biblically based sports ministry in both religious and secular settings. You will be equipped with the leadership and organizational skills needed to develop, build, and maintain a community ministry opportunity on a variety of levels.

36 Credit Hours

1.5 Years (Avg.)

Class Type

100% online, 8-week courses

Transfer Credits

Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total

Next Start Date

Oct 21, 2019

Accreditation

World Christian University is accredited by FCAC

Graduate Certificate in Biblical Studies

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Further Your Knowledge of Scripture with Our Online Graduate Biblical Studies Certificate 

Understanding the Word of God is vital to the Christian walk and the key to successful ministry. World Christian University’s Graduate Certificate in Biblical Studies program offers you valuable training in hermeneutics and a deeper understanding of how the Bible functions as a whole. Our graduate courses in biblical studies will help you apply essential messages and lessons of Scripture to your own life and allow you to better equip disciples. As a graduate of our biblical studies certificate program, you will have the skills needed to further your ministry as well as continue your education with one of our master’s degree program.

As a pioneer of distance learning since 1985, World Christian University has the resources, reputation, and academic quality needed to create effective and credible online ministry training. Our graduate classes in biblical studies are accredited, affordable, and 100% online, allowing you to continue your current ministry as you receive high-quality academic instruction.

12 Credit Hours

.5 Years (Avg.)

Class Type

100% Online, 8-week Courses

Transfer Credits

Not Applicable

Next Start Date

Oct 21, 2019

Accreditation

World Christian University is accredited by FCAC

Graduate Certificate in Christian Leadership

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Explore the Biblical Foundations of Leadership with Our Online Graduate Certificate in Christian Leadership

Are you interested in expanding your skills and education through graduate leadership courses? Do you want to hold a position where you are responsible for leading and motivating your coworkers? World Christian University’s online graduate leadership program offers a Certificate in Christian Leadership that can fulfill all of these interests and more!

World Christian University’s Graduate Certificate in Christian Leadership, 100% online program, prepares you for leadership positions in the corporate world while focusing on the ethical and moral integration of the Christian worldview. You will develop skills in organizational change, management techniques, and servant leadership. This program is ideal for students wishing to study biblical leadership techniques as they head towards a graduate degree. All courses are taught from a Christian perspective and allow for each student to grow both academically and spiritually through the careful guidance of their professors.

9 Credit Hours

.5 Years (Avg.)

Class Type

100% Online, 8-week Courses

Transfer Credits

Not Applicable

Next Start Date

Oct 21, 2019

Accreditation

World Christian University is accredited by FCAC

Graduate Certificate in Christian Ministry

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Bring Your Church Community Together with Our Online Graduate Certificate in Christian Ministry

Discipleship is vital to fulfilling the Great Commission, and World Christian University Graduate Certificate in Christian Ministry will give you the training you need to disciple others more effectively. By better understanding the important ministry practice of leading and mentoring others, you will have the tools you need to help others grow in their walk with Christ. World Christian University’s Graduate Certificate in Christian Ministry is designed to prepare you to further your ministry’s influence and impact throughout the world.

World Christian University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (FCAC). As an accredited online Christian college, World Christian University University provides an academically excellent education rooted in a biblical worldview. This accreditation ensures the academic quality of our Christian Ministry Certificate program and helps open the door for more ministry opportunities in your future. World Christian University University’s Christian Ministry classes are 100% online with a tuition block rate, giving you the flexible and affordable path you need to enhance your ministry.

 

12 Credit Hours

.5 Years (Avg.)

Class Type

100% Online, 8-week Courses

Transfer Credits

Not Applicable

Next Start Date

Oct 21, 2019

Accreditation

World Christian University is accredited by FCAC

 

Reach the World for Christ with a Graduate Certificate in Global Studies Online from World Christian University

Are you passionate about serving in a cross-cultural ministry and taking the gospel throughout the world? In just one semester, our Graduate Certificate in Global Studies can provide you with the necessary training you need to increase your cross-cultural ministry effectiveness, whether you currently serve Christ internationally or you feel called to expand your ministry across cultures.

Throughout our global studies graduate courses, you will study the biblical and theological basis for cross-cultural ministry as well as learn the importance of developing a faithful presentation of the Gospel that is relevant to the world’s diverse cultures. Our Graduate Certificate in Global Studies online program will prepare you to share the love of Christ cross-culturally, both at home and abroad.

 

9 Credit Hours

.5 Years (Avg.)

Class Type

100% Online, 8-week Courses

Transfer Credits

Not Applicable

Next Start Date

Oct 21, 2019

Accreditation

World Christian University is accredited by FCAC

Graduate Certificate in Greek

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Increase Your Understanding of the New Testament by Earning Our Graduate Certificate in Greek

Are you interested in studying the original language the New Testament was written in so that you can better understand the context and meaning of each book?

World Christian University’s 100% online Graduate Certificate in Greek you will gain linguistic study skills in biblical Greek for a variety of formal and informal ministry contexts. Our Graduate Certificate in Greek provides practical training in Bible study methods and interpretation for use in formal and informal ministry contexts. You will also become familiar with the Greek language which will prepare you for future master’s or doctoral level studies.

An understanding of Greek will help you go deeper in your study of the Bible and increase the effectiveness of your ministry and your interpretation of the word of God. Understanding the original text will provide new insights and help you to reach your ministry in ways you never have before.

 

12 Credit Hours

.5 Years (Avg.)

Class Type

100% Online, 8-week courses

Transfer Credits

Not Applicable

Next Start Date

Oct 21, 2019

Accreditation

World Christian University is accredited by FCAC

 

further Your Understanding of the Old Testament with Our Online Graduate Certificate in Hebrew

World Christian University’s 100% online Graduate Certificate in Hebrew provides students with linguistic study skills in biblical Hebrew needed to interpret God’s Word in the Old Testament. Courses provide training in biblical Hebrew in order to improve your understanding of Scripture and to provide you with necessary language requirements for a future master or doctoral level degree.

Learning Hebrew will open new insights and understanding in reading the Old Testament and increase your effectiveness in communicating with your ministry. This program will help you lead your ministry and enable you to give them a better understanding of the Bible. You can use this education in Training Champions for Christ as you impart your newly found knowledge to others.

 

9

Credit Hours

.5

Years (Avg.)

Class Type

100% Online, 8-week courses

Transfer Credits

Not Applicable

Next Start Date

Oct 21, 2019

Accreditation

World Christian University is accredited by FCAC

 

Graduate Certificate in Pastoral Counseling

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Help Bring Healing to Your Community with Our Online Graduate Certificate in Pastoral Counseling

World Christian University’s 100% online Graduate Certificate in Pastoral Counseling is an excellent way to gain fast-track training in essential skills for biblical counseling. Even if you are not a counselor, Christian counseling skills play a critical role in the church and community by equipping ministry professionals to offer support to people who need healing and guidance. The pastoral counseling certificate program will guide you through an in-depth but concise study of the relationship between spiritual and mental health.

In as little as one semester, our pastoral counseling certificate can prepare you to serve in the church and a variety of other ministry settings. If you are seeking the quickest way to gain training in biblical counseling for your current ministry, or you want to branch out into a counseling role, World Christian University’s Graduate Certificate in Pastoral Counseling will give you the fully-accredited training you need!

 

9

Credit Hours

.5

Years (Avg.)

Class Type

100% Online, 8-week Courses

Transfer Credits

Not Applicable

Next Start Date

Oct 21, 2019

Accreditation

World Christian University is accredited by FCAC

 

Graduate Certificate in Theological Studies

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Shape your Faith and Ministry by Earning Our Graduate Certificate in Theological Studies Online

Do you want to dig deeper into the underlying themes and messages in the Bible and see how they connect to struggles in the world today? At World Christian University, our 100% online Graduate Certificate in Theological Studies program provides an in-depth study of the Scriptures through a curriculum that is enriched with biblical truth.

In as little as one semester, you can better prepare to address and answer difficult theological questions through advanced online training. If you want to gain a deeper understanding of theology, grow in your relationship with Christ, and prepare for a lifetime of effective ministry, our Graduate Certificate in Theological Studies is an excellent option for you!

Since 1985, World Christian University has been a pioneer in distance education with the mission to Train Champions for Christ. Our programs were created to help you grow in your walk with Christ and develop as a professional in your chosen field.

Our flexible and affordable theological studies certificate allows you to fit courses around your schedule, and because this certificate is fully-accredited, you can transfer these courses into a full online seminary master’s degree! Take the next step in your ministry or advance your career with World Christian University’s Graduate Certificate in Theological Studies!

 

12

Credit Hours

.5

Years (Avg.)

Class Type

100% Online, 8-week Courses

Transfer Credits

Not Applicable

Next Start Date

Oct 21, 2019

Accreditation

World Christian University is accredited by FCAC

 

Doctor of Philosophy in Theology and Apologetics

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At World Christian University, we Train Champions for Christ, and in the Ph.D. in Theology and Apologetics program, this means educating those who will educate the next generation of ministers and Christian scholars. Your online doctorate degree in theology and apologetics won’t just change your life – you’ll use it to change the lives of countless others.

As a pioneer of distance education since 1985 and a top-five ranked Christian university, World Christian University has the experience and the resources necessary to provide a state-of-the-art learning environment both online and during on-campus intensives that will make your Ph.D. studies an enriching and fulfilling process. Our doctoral degree in theology and apologetics provides a unique research and mentorship program that ensures you have the support you need to complete meaningful research throughout the program.

At World Christian University, we believe that earning your Ph.D. shouldn’t come at the expense of your family, job, or ministry. That’s why we offer an online format with no set login times and on-campus intensives with flexible scheduling. And our integrated dissertation allows you to build on your final research project as you complete your doctoral studies, helping you to finish your Ph.D. in less time and with far less stress than traditional formats.

57

Credit Hours

3.5

Years (Avg.)

Class Type

Intensives Based

Transfer Credits

Up to 15 credit hours can be transferred to World Christian University

Next Start Date

Oct 21, 2019

Accreditation

World Christian University is accredited by FCAC

Associate of Arts (A.A.) in Religion

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Do you have a passion for learning about the gospel? Are you interested in expanding your knowledge of God’s Word and applying it to your career? World Christian University’s online Associate of Arts in Religion degree is designed to equip you with the tools you need to grow in your faith and be effective in ministry while preparing you to continue your education. In World Christian University’s A.A. in Religion, you will study the Bible in-depth, learn biblical interpretation techniques, develop useful research skills, and collaborate with other students.

This program is often used as a stepping stone to pursue a bachelor’s degree in one of World Christian University’s many ministry-focused undergraduate programs such as pastoral leadership, women’s ministries, or youth ministries. This program is also a great fit for students who need to complete an associate’s degree for advancement in their career.

As a pioneer of distance education since 1985 and a top-five ranked Christian university, World Christian University has the reputation, the resources, and the academic quality for bringing you the 100% online ministry training you need. Through our cutting-edge online learning technology, World Christian University provides a fully accredited, quality education without the commute and schedule required to take residential courses.

 

60

Credit Hours

1.5

Years (Avg.)

Class Type

100% Online, 8-week Courses

Transfer Credits

Transfer in up to 75% of the degree total

Next Start Date

Oct 21, 2019

Accreditation

World Christian University is accredited by FCAC

 

Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Religion

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World Christian University 100% online Bachelor of Science in Religion – General program is designed to provide you with the backbone of an excellent religion program with the flexibility and freedom to select a large number of electives. With no specific specialization, you can mix and match, creating a personalized degree program that fits your passion and direction for the future.

Our bachelor’s in religion is an online theology degree that integrates biblical principles into every class to prepare you for a fruitful future both professionally and spiritually. If you are seeking an online theology degree, a religious studies program is an excellent option! Each online theology class is designed to strengthen your faith and equip you with valuable training in the field of ministry.

120

Credit Hours

3.5

Years (Avg.)

Class Type

100% online, 8-week courses

Transfer Credits

Transfer in up to 75% of the degree total

Next Start Date

Oct 21, 2019

Accreditation

World Christian University is accredited by FCAC

 

Bachelor of Science in Biblical and Educational Studies

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If you want to teach the Bible and theology effectively in a K-12 setting, you will need both education training and a deep understanding of God’s Word. World Christian University directly meets this need through our 100% online biblical and educational Studies degree. This program was designed to give you the learning theory, ministry skills, and practical techniques you’ll need, as well as the opportunity to gain teaching certification from the Association of Christian Schools International.

This certification gives you the credibility you need to teach in many school systems and ministry teaching roles. World Christian University’s online B.S. in Biblical and Educational Studies provides a practical path for educators who want to impart rich biblical truths and deeper understanding of God to the next generation of world-changing adults.

World Christian University’s bachelor’s degree is also an excellent stepping stone to our 100% online Master of Arts in Teaching degree if you are interested in furthering your career and gaining full state teaching licensure.

120

Credit Hours

3.5

Years (Avg.)

Class Type

100% Online, 8-week Courses

Transfer Credits

Transfer in up to 75% of the degree total

Next Start Date

Oct 21, 2019

Accreditation

World Christian University is accredited by FCAC

 

 

 

Associate of Arts in Apologetics

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Study the Foundations of the Christian Faith and Learn to Defend Them by Earning an Online Apologetics Associate Degree

What is apologetics? Quite simply, apologetics is studying the defense of doctrines and faith. By studying the Word of God as well as modern cultural trends, philosophy, and theories of knowledge, you will be prepared to answer questions both skeptics and fellow Christians are asking today. World Christian University’s associate degree in apologetics online is designed to equip you to “speak away” (Apologia in Greek, apo-away, logia-speech) any questions or objections to your faith.

You will learn to effectively engage the questions doubts and skepticism of unbelievers by responding intellectually and persuasively.  World Christian University is pleased to offer our associate degree in apologetics 100% online. We are also proud of our accreditation through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (FCAC).

 

60

Credit Hours

1.5

Years (Avg.)

Class Type

100% online, 8 week-courses

Transfer Credits

Transfer in up to 75% of the degree total

Next Start Date

Oct 21, 2019

Accreditation

L World Christian University is accredited by FCAC

 

Bachelor of Science in Biblical and Educational Studies

Overview

What You Will Learn

Careers

Benefits

Military

If you want to teach the Bible and theology effectively in a K-12 setting, you will need both education training and a deep understanding of God’s Word. World Christian University directly meets this need through our 100% online biblical and educational Studies degree. This program was designed to give you the learning theory, ministry skills, and practical techniques you’ll need, as well as the opportunity to gain teaching certification from the Association of Christian Schools International.

This certification gives you the credibility you need to teach in many school systems and ministry teaching roles. World Christian University’s online B.S. in Biblical and Educational Studies provides a practical path for educators who want to impart rich biblical truths and deeper understanding of God to the next generation of world-changing adults.

World Christian University’s bachelor’s degree is also an excellent stepping stone to our 100% online Master of Arts in Teaching degree if you are interested in furthering your career and gaining full state teaching licensure.

120

Credit Hours

3.5

Years (Avg.)

Class Type

100% Online, 8-week Courses

Transfer Credits

Transfer in up to 75% of the degree total

Next Start Date

Oct 21, 2019

Accreditation

World Christian University is accredited by FCAC

Bachelor of Science in Biblical and Educational Studies

Overview

What You Will Learn

Careers

Benefits

Military

If you want to teach the Bible and theology effectively in a K-12 setting, you will need both education training and a deep understanding of God’s Word. World Christian University directly meets this need through our 100% online biblical and educational Studies degree. This program was designed to give you the learning theory, ministry skills, and practical techniques you’ll need, as well as the opportunity to gain teaching certification from the Association of Christian Schools International.

This certification gives you the credibility you need to teach in many school systems and ministry teaching roles. World Christian University’s online B.S. in Biblical and Educational Studies provides a practical path for educators who want to impart rich biblical truths and deeper understanding of God to the next generation of world-changing adults.

World Christian University’s bachelor’s degree is also an excellent stepping stone to our 100% online Master of Arts in Teaching degree if you are interested in furthering your career and gaining full state teaching licensure.

120

Credit Hours

3.5

Years (Avg.)

Class Type

100% Online, 8-week Courses

Transfer Credits

Transfer in up to 75% of the degree total

Next Start Date

Oct 21, 2019

Accreditation

World Christian University is accredited by FCAC

Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Christian Leadership and Management

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Use a Bachelor’s Degree in Christian Leadership and Management to Serve with Excellence

Christian organizations are in need of courageous leaders who have the skills and business knowledge to conquer the challenges of ministry leadership effectively. Ministry leaders benefit enormously from understanding management theories, teamwork concepts, and the psychology behind leadership to create an efficient work environment.  With World Christian University’s 100% online Bachelor of Science in Christian Leadership and Management, you can further your education and effectively grow the Kingdom of God with impactful leadership and biblically based management. Become part of World Christian University’s mission to Train Champions for Christ and apply today!

Our online Bachelors in Christian Leadership and Management degree is designed to give you the practical skills and business expertise for effective leadership and organization.  Whether you are working with a mission-based nonprofit or are in a church leadership position, you will help your organization grow and thrive as you learn to lead with grace and humility.  From a Christian perspective, you will understand how to motivate others and create a strong sense of unity in the workplace.

Every organization and business operates differently, and so our online degree program is structured to give you skills that will apply to many leadership roles while giving you the opportunity to specialize through electives.  You will learn how to run a God-honoring business from a strategic, cost-efficient standpoint and make an impact for Christ on your community.  Our Bachelors of Christian Leadership and Management will prepare you to enter a role of leadership from a biblical perspective confidentially!

 

120

Credit Hours

3.5

Years (Avg.)

Class Type

100% Online, 8-week Courses

Transfer Credits

Transfer in up to 75% of the degree total

Next Start Date

Oct 21, 2019

Accreditation

World Christian University is accredited by FCAC

Associate of Arts (A.A.) in Religion

Overview

What You Will Learn

Careers

Benefits

Military

Do you have a passion for learning about the gospel? Are you interested in expanding your knowledge of God’s Word and applying it to your career? World Christian University’s online Associate of Arts in Religion degree is designed to equip you with the tools you need to grow in your faith and be effective in ministry while preparing you to continue your education. In World Christian University’s A.A. in Religion, you will study the Bible in-depth, learn biblical interpretation techniques, develop useful research skills, and collaborate with other students.

This program is often used as a stepping stone to pursue a bachelor’s degree in one of World Christian University’s many ministry-focused undergraduate programs such as pastoral leadership, women’s ministries, or youth ministries. This program is also a great fit for students who need to complete an associate’s degree for advancement in their career.

As a pioneer of distance education since 1985 and a top-five ranked Christian university, World Christian University has the reputation, the resources, and the academic quality for bringing you the 100% online ministry training you need. Through our cutting-edge online learning technology, World Christian University provides a fully-accredited, quality education without the commute and schedule required to take residential courses.

 

60

Credit Hours

1.5

Years (Avg.)

Class Type

100% Online, 8-week Courses

Transfer Credits

Transfer in up to 75% of the degree total

Next Start Date

Oct 21, 2019

Accreditation

World Christian University is accredited by FCAC

Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Religion

Overview

What You Will Learn

Careers

Benefits

Military

World Christian University’s 100% online Bachelor of Science in Religion – General program is designed to provide you with the backbone of an excellent religion program with the flexibility and freedom to select a large number of electives. With no specific specialization, you can mix and match, creating a personalized degree program that fits your passion and direction for the future.

Our bachelor’s in religion is an online theology degree that integrates biblical principles into every class to prepare you for a fruitful future both professionally and spiritually. If you are seeking an online theology degree, a religious studies program is an excellent option! Each online theology class is designed to strengthen your faith and equip you with valuable training in the field of ministry.

120

Credit Hours

3.5

Years (Avg.)

Class Type

100% online, 8-week courses

Transfer Credits

Transfer in up to 75% of the degree total

Next Start Date

Oct 21, 2019

Accreditation

World Christian University is accredited by FCAC

Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Religion – Apologetics

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Learn How to Defend Your Faith with an Online Apologetics Bachelor’s Degree

Through World Christian University’s 100% online apologetics degree, you will gain a deeper understanding of the historical and philosophical arguments that support the validity of the Word of God as well as the critical thinking skills you need to answer popular theological questions with courage and grace. If you want to be better prepared to address the growing cultural and intellectual resistance to the gospel, you will find this degree in apologetics beneficial.

Follow in the footsteps of some of the great Christian apologists such as C.S. Lewis, Lee Strobel, and our own Dr. Gary Habermas. World Christian University’s bachelor’s in religion, with a specialization in apologetics, is an online theology degree that offers solid training in the major beliefs of Christianity and will equip you to defend and clearly explain the Christian faith.

 

120

Credit Hours

3.5

Years (Avg.)

Class Type

100% online, 8-week courses

Transfer Credits

Transfer in up to 75% of the degree total

Next Start Date

Oct 21, 2019

Accreditation

World Christian University is accredited by FCAC

Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Religion – Biblical and Theological Studies

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What You Will Learn

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Have you ever wanted to gain a deeper understanding of Bible passages, or felt unprepared to help share the Gospel message? World Christian University’s 100% online Bachelor of Science in Religion – Biblical and Theological Studies is an excellent degree to help you gain the ministry skills and biblical knowledge you need to guide, teach, and impart information to students, congregations, and ministry leaders.

Whether you are in ministry and want more formal training, or you want to prepare yourself to enter ministry for the first time, World Christian University’s online B.S. in Religion – Biblical and Theological Studies can help teach you how to correctly read, interpret, and apply the Bible in your personal life and your ministry.

As a pioneer in distance education since 1985 and as a top-five ranked Christian university, World Christian University fulfills our mission to Train Champions for Christ by training ministry professionals to share the Gospel and make an impact for Christ. Whether you want to take your career worldwide or serve in your local church, you can be confident that our B.S. in Religion degree can equip you with the necessary in-demand skills to set you up for success.

120

Credit Hours

3.5

Years (Avg.)

Class Type

100% Online, 8-week Courses

Transfer Credits

Transfer in up to 75% of the degree total

Next Start Date

Oct 21, 2019

Accreditation

World Christian University is accredited by FCAC

Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Religion – Christian Counseling

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What You Will Learn

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Do you want to be a part of providing hope and inspiration to broken and lost individuals, couples, and families in their time of need? Through World Christian University’s online undergraduate religion degree with a specialization in Christian counseling, you will be taught methods and counseling techniques in order to provide biblically sound guidance and counseling to individuals in need. Through courses on counseling individuals in marriage and family issues, as well as how to effectively work with children in need, you will be provided a strong understanding of principles and practices of care.

Our undergraduate religion programs are designed to prepare students who are just starting their education, as well as students who are looking to advance their current career.  World Christian University’s online program will teach you in-demand skills that you can study on your schedule, with the opportunity to take courses in a convenient 8-week format. You will be prepared to go on to graduate-level courses upon the completion of the Bachelor of Science in Religion – Christian Counseling degree.

120

Credit Hours

3.5

Years (Avg.)

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100% Online, 8-week Courses

Transfer Credits

Transfer in up to 75% of the degree total

Next Start Date

Oct 21, 2019

Accreditation

World Christian University is accredited by FCAC

Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Religion – Christian Leadership

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Learn to Lead the Church with Our B.S. in Religion – Christian Leadership Degree

World Christian University’s Bachelor’s degree in Religion, with a specialization in Christian Leadership, is designed to help you uncover how God has gifted you to lead in your local church and community. Through this degree, you will enhance your leadership and administrative skills and explore foundational topics in religious studies so you can gain an understanding of the biblical principles you need to pursue ministry as a profession.

With a concentration in Christian Leadership, you will gain a strong theological foundation on which you can develop and build your leadership and management philosophy. You will also study the most effective ways to set goals, create collaboration between members of a church staff, develop strategies, and manage the priorities and needs of your organization. Ultimately, you will be better prepared to serve as a pastor, administrator, program director, or Christian leader.

 

120

Credit Hours

3.5

Years (Avg.)

Class Type

100% Online, 8-week Courses

Transfer Credits

Transfer in up to 75% of the degree total

Next Start Date

Oct 21, 2019

Accreditation

World Christian University is accredited by FCAC

Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Religion – Christian Ministries

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Our Online B.S in Religion – Christian Ministries Degree Prepares You to be the Hands and Feet of Christ

If you’re in ministry, we know that you need more than just book studies to be able to reach people for Christ. You need practical skills in relating to people where they are with compassion and Christ-like love. World Christian University’s online Bachelor of Science in Religion – Christian Ministries is a practical degree that will equip you to adapt to many ministry roles and challenges in the field. Whether you are a pastor trying to earn a formal degree or want to enter the ministry field for the first time, World Christian University’s online B.S. in Religion – Christian Ministries will give you the practical ministry training you need.

World Christian University has a pioneer in Christian online distance education since 1985 and is now a top-five ranked university accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). Our flexible and affordable online degrees allow you to stay connected with your family, church, and community while getting the ministry training you need. With World Christian University, you can earn a degree while getting the in-demand skills you need for a full-time ministry career!

120

Credit Hours

3.5

Years (Avg.)

Class Type

100% Online, 8-week Courses

Transfer Credits

Transfer in up to 75% of the degree total

Next Start Date

Oct 21, 2019

Accreditation

World Christian University is accredited by FCAC

Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Religion – Evangelism

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Spread the Gospel around the World with World Christian University’s Online Bachelor’s in Evangelism Degree

Sharing the gospel is one of the greatest testaments of true faith a Christian can accomplish. Evangelism can come in a variety of forms, such as church ministry, personal connections, and community outreach. To help you build upon your desire to meet the spiritual needs of others, World Christian University’s B.S. in Religion – Evangelism distance learning program will teach you the skills and preparation strategies required to accomplish this passion. In partnership with the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association’s Schools of Evangelism Online, your online evangelism education will prepare you to successfully reach unbelievers across the globe, teach the Word of God in private schools, and serve within the church.

Ranked in the Top 10 Most Affordable Online Theology Degrees according to AffordableColleges.com, our bachelor’s degree in religion will equip you with the ability to impact the world for Christ through a deeper understanding of theology and evangelism history. Each college course online is taught by seasoned professors in the field of ministry and evangelism, seeking to provide spiritual guidance and impart their knowledge to create a well-rounded academic experience.

120

Credit Hours

3.5

Years (Avg.)

Class Type

100% Online, 8-week Courses

Transfer Credits

Transfer in up to 75% of the degree total

Next Start Date

Oct 21, 2019

Accreditation

World Christian University is accredited by FCAC

Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Religion – Global Studies

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Reach the World for Christ with Our B.S. in Religion – Global Studies Degree

Are you passionate about ministry and using God’s Word to impact the nations? World Christian  University’s Bachelor of Science in Religion with a specialization in global studies will equip you to pursue a variety of international ministry opportunities. This degree will allow you to study not only important biblical topics but also relevant ministry practices, giving you the foundational knowledge you need to become a missionary, international scholar, or NGO or nonprofit worker. A wide range of international ministry careers can be available to you.

Our global studies concentration can prepare you to step out of your comfort zone and help spread the Gospel to many people groups. Our hope is that your life will be fulfilled by helping and ministering to people who are in need of relief, basic necessities, and above all, the saving Word of God. You will develop the essential knowledge and skills needed to complete international work.

 

120

Credit Hours

3.5

Years (Avg.)

Class Type

100% Online, 8-week Courses

Transfer Credits

Transfer in up to 75% of the degree total

Next Start Date

Oct 21, 2019

Accreditation

World Christian University is accredited by FCAC

Bachelor of Science in Religion – NextGen (Next Generation Ministries)

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World Christian University’s 100% online Bachelor of Science in Religion – NextGen is designed to equip you to navigate the unique leadership challenges that come with ministering to minors. An emphasis will be placed on creating safe environments across ministry programs, designing a spiritual formation strategy for the family, and developing the leadership skills necessary to lead in the local church.

Reaching our youth supports World Christian University’s mission of Training Champions for Christ.  In addition, World Christian University’s rich history as a Christian university with graduates serving around the globe makes pursuing our bachelor’s degree in religion an excellent choice to advance in your educational career.

120

Credit Hours

3.5

Years (Avg.)

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100% online, 8-week courses

Transfer Credits

Transfer in up to 75% of the degree total

Next Start Date

Oct 21, 2019

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Undergraduate Certificate in Biblical Studies

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Take the First Step to a Future in Ministry with World Christian University’s Undergraduate Certificate in Biblical Studies

Whether you are building a ministry or working toward a deeper walk with Christ, you will benefit from a firm understanding of the Bible and the truths behind its passages. By earning World Christian University’s 100% online Undergraduate Certificate in Biblical Studies, you will gain a foundational understanding of the Word of God.

In as little as six months, you can earn a fully accredited undergraduate certificate that is focused on giving you a thorough understanding of evangelism, theology, and biblical studies.  World Christian University’s biblical studies classes are focused on providing you with a skill-set that can be applied to many ministry settings as well as your personal study.

With World Christian University’s flexible and affordable online format, you can study on your own schedule while obtaining a valuable education. World Christian University’s Undergraduate Certificate in Biblical Studies will prepare you for a ministry-based role so you can serve others better.

 

19

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1

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100% Online, 8-week Courses

Transfer Credits

Not Applicable

Next Start Date

Oct 21, 2019

Accreditation

World Christian University is accredited by FCAC

Undergraduate Certificate in Christian Ministry

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Christian Ministry Certificate Program Benefits

  • By earning your certificate from an accredited, nonprofit university whose online programs are ranked in the top five of more than 2,100 online colleges and universities for academic quality, affordability, and accessibility, you can be confident your certificate will be well respected within your field.
  • Tuition for all undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs has not increased in four straight years. While many other online colleges have raised tuition, World Christian University has been able to keep costs low as a nonprofit university.
  • You can complete this certificate in Christian ministry online in as little as two semesters!
  • You may apply many credits earned in this certificate toward an online associate or bachelor’s degree.

 

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1

Year (Avg.)

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100% Online, 8-week Courses

Transfer Credits

Not Applicable

Next Start Date

Oct 21, 2019

Accreditation

World Christian University is accredited by FCAC

Undergraduate Certificate in Global Studies

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Bring Your Career to Global Heights with Our Undergraduate Certificate in Global Studies

As businesses continue to expand internationally, learning how to connect with other cultures successfully is a vital skill, and World Christian University’s Undergraduate Certificate in Global Studies will provide you with the skills you need to engage with different cultures confidently. By completing your global studies certificate, you will have the education you need to communicate cross-culturally effectively and participate in an international profession successfully.

World Christian University’s global studies undergraduate programs will also give you the biblical foundation you need to engage other cultures for Christ, whether you intended to become a missionary or integrate your faith into your professional life.

World Christian University’s 100% online Undergraduate Certificate in Global Studies equips you with the skills you need to build relationships effectively and create successful careers in other cultures. It emphasizes the importance of understanding how cultural dynamics shape the workplace.

 

19

Credit Hours

1

Year (Avg.)

Class Type

100% Online, 8-week Courses

Transfer Credits

Not Applicable

Next Start Date

Oct 21, 2019

Accreditation

World Christian University is accredited by FCAC

 

Master’s Studies

• Master of Theology
• Master of Pastoral Ministry
• Master of Christian Education


Master’s Studies Fee



A Master’s Degree is awarded to a student who successfully completes 36 credit-hours of study at the graduate level.
The Master’s in Pastoral Ministry degree prepares the student with a rich, well-rounded program encompassing elements Church administration, Christian education, Christian counseling, music, and theology, preparing the pastor to lead the church in all areas of ministry.

Admissions Requirements

Master’s Requirements

Theology candidates must have earned a bachelor’s degree with a theological major from a recognized college or university (leveling courses may be required). If the bachelor’s degree is in an unrelated field, sixty (60) credit-hours of biblical foundation courses are required before starting at the master’s level.

First-Level Doctorate Requirements

To enter the Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) program, a student must have earned a Master’s Degree with a theological major from a recognized college or university (leveling courses may be required).

Second-Level Doctorate Requirements

To enter the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) program, the student must have completed one of WCU’s 45-credit-hour D.Min. programs and have completed a minimum of 10 years in full-time ministry.


Doctorate Fee



Each track is made up of 9 courses, 1 Ministry Practicum for 3 credit-hours, and a formal thesis worth 6 credit-hours for a total of 36 credit-hours. (A master’s candidate has the option of substituting two (2) pre-approved elective courses in lieu of the formal, 50-page-minimum thesis.)

NOTE: The masters-level degree tracks listed below are those currently available though WCU SCHOOL®. The specialized degrees available though attendance at a physical campus location varies from campus to campus, depending upon the faculty available to them. Every WCU extension campus offers the Theology track, regardless of whatever other specialized degrees they are qualified to offer.