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Certificate in Biblical Studies

Be equipped to interpret and apply biblical truths to your life and ministry

With a Graduate Certificate in Biblical Studies, you’ll learn how to apply biblical truth to the practical challenges you may face as you live and serve wherever God calls you. You’ll learn to integrate the Scriptures and systematic theology with modern ministry strategies, with an emphasis on spiritual and personal growth. With practical training from our expert faculty, you’ll gain knowledge in the areas of doctrine, theology, and discipleship.

With on-campus classes in Chicago or Plymouth Michigan or online from wherever you are, this certificate is a great option if you want to strengthen your knowledge of Scripture in a short amount of time. All credits are also fully transferrable if you want to continue your graduate studies at Moody Theological Seminary!

Learning Venues and Program Plan

Take classes when—and how—it’s most convenient for you, with three flexible options:

  • Study online, so you can keep your current schedule while you learn.
  • Come on campus to Chicago or Plymouth, Michigan, where you’ll study in a classroom setting.
  • Combine online and on-campus options with modular classes. You can keep your commitments at home and have a flexible schedule while still getting a classroom experience.

To download the current program plan, click here:

Program Plan

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The program seeks to attain three types of outcomes in the life of the student: academic, professional and relational.


The G.C.B.S. program will give the student a practical and biblical worldview. This worldview will serve as a foundation for explaining and defending traditional evangelical doctrinal beliefs.


The student will develop skills in interpreting the Bible, using basic Bible study tools, applying and communicating biblical truth, and impacting others in the church and in the world.


The G.C.B.S. program will attempt to stimulate spiritual growth by providing opportunities for fellowship with God and humanity and the integration of faith and practice.

Future Ministry Possibilities

  • Pastor
  • Associate Pastor
  • Christian Education Director
  • Youth Pastor
  • Women's Ministry Director
  • Bible Teacher
  • Bible Researcher
  • Missionary
  • Church Planter
  • Christian Service Organization Employee
  • Christian School Administrator
  • Chaplain
  • Relief Worker
  • Pastoral Counselor
  • Christian Camp Director

Financial Aid

A Moody seminary education is easier than ever to afford at $539 per credit hour (price subject to change per academic year). Our scholarships and payment plans help you even more by defraying the cost of tuition and spreading out your financial obligations over time. Some students may also be able to receive advanced standing credit and finish the program in fewer semesters. 

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