Certificate in Christian Studies

Our certificate in Christian studies provides a comprehensive overview of theology and ministry. The courses required for this certificate are the same nine units of required courses for all of our Master of Arts degrees. After these requirements are fulfilled, you are then free to choose a variety of courses in theology, history, ministry and mission to complete your certificate.

Our Graduates

This certificate gives graduates a deeper knowledge of the Scriptures and a greater understanding of theology improving your current ministry leadership skills.


The following courses are part of this program. Please speak with an admissions counselor for specific course information.

Admissions Requirements

  • Commitment to and desire for Christian ministry and service
  • Application form and fee
  • Official transcript of BA/BS degree from an accredited college or university (minimum 2.5 GPA*)
  • Personal profile statement and short answer questions
  • Three references
  • Writing sample from undergraduate education

*Lower GPA may be considered under special circumstances

For additional admission information, please view our admissions page or contact Joseph Medina, ministry and biblical studies program representative, at 559-453-2322 or seminary.min@fresno.edu.

Further Info

Cost: $420 per unit (Financial aid is available.)
Units: 30
All courses are transferable into a master’s degree program.