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Graduate Certificates


Are you serious about your faith and how to live a Christian in the church and world, but not called to full-time ministry? A Graduate Certificate allows you to explore the scriptures, church history and personal spiritual formation in a manageable format. The various certificates allow you to focus your studies on a particular area of interest, preparing you to live out the gospel in your family, community, workplace and church. You may also continue into a degree program upon completion of a certificate.

Graduate Certificates are offered in the following areas:

  • Biblical Foundations

  • Christian Foundations

  • Ministry Foundations

*Graduate Certificates consist of 12 semester hours of study. Students engaged in full-time study will be able to complete a certificate one semester. Most students will study part-time over several years. On-campus, online and one-week intensive study options are available. These certificates are granted conjointly by Trinity Western University and the seminary in which the student is enrolled.

Online, Live-Stream and Flexible Seminary Study Options

At ACTS Seminaries, we make your seminary education more accessible by offering a number of online, live-stream, modular and other flexible study options. Talk to us today to discover course options available to you.


Graduate Certificates

Course Outline

Certificate in Biblical Foundations
BIB 505 - Biblical Interpretation
BIB 520 - OT Foundations
BIB 540 - NT Foundations
BIB/BOT/BNT - Biblical Studies Elective

Certificate in Christian Foundations
THS 571/671/672 - Theology I/II/III
HIS 540/541 - History of Christianity I/II
THS 680 - Christianity and Culture
THS/HIS - Theology/Church History Elective

Certificate in Ministry Foundations
BIB 505 - Biblical Interpretation
PTH 613 - Evangelism and Faith Formation
CLD 510 - Christian Leadership Development
PTH/CHM/CHP/CLD - Ministry Elective

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Areas of Study

Graduate Certificates

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Graduate Certificates


ACTS Seminaries welcomes applicants who confess faith in Jesus, are members in or connected with a local church, and possess a desire for academic and spiritual growth within the ACTS Seminaries community. A bachelor's degree from an accredited university or college is the standard academic prerequisite.

Step 1 - choose your degree program
Step 2 - fill out the online application form
Step 3 - submit your references and transcripts

The seminaries that constitute the Associated Canadian Theological Schools admit qualified women and men of any race, nationality or ethnic origin. Please note that meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee admission. ACTS may consider applicants who do not meet the minimum academic requirements, provided they can demonstrate the ability to succeed at the graduate level.

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All Programs

Graduate Diploma - Christian Studies
An introduction to biblical studies, theology and personal ministry formation.

Master of Arts - Christian Studies
Deepen your overall understanding of the scriptures, theology, personal spiritual formation and ministry skills to live out the gospel in all areas of life.

Master of Arts - Christian Studies (Mandarin) 基督教研究文学硕士
Raising a new generation of Chinese Christian leaders, educators and cultural missionaries.

Master of Arts - Christian Leadership
Deepen your overall understanding of the scriptures, theology, personal spiritual formation and ministry skills to live out the gospel in all areas of life.

Master of Arts - Chaplaincy and Spiritual Care
Deepen your overall understanding of the scriptures, theology, personal spiritual formation and ministry skills to live out the gospel in all areas of life.

Master of Divinity
The best option for those who are called to full time ministry.

Master of Arts in Linguistics and Translation
Trains you in the techniques of applied linguistics and interpretation of biblical texts for effective cross-cultural communication and ministry.

Master of Theological Studies
Equips you with expanded knowledge in a biblical or theological specialization for academic ministry or doctoral studies.

Master of Theology
Designed for those who have already completed a graduate theological degree and want to deepen their knowledge and mastery of a specific area of biblical or theological studies.

Post-Masters Certificate in Spiritual Care
Prepares those who have already attained a Master’s degrees with the knowledge, professional competencies and necessary credentials for ministry employment as a chaplain or spiritual care practitioner.

Doctor of Ministry
A professional degree that will enhance your ministry practice by providing mentored reflection on God and the scriptures as the foundation of your ministry.

Graduate Diploma - Christian Worldview Studies (Korean)
Equips Christian leaders with a Christian worldview, so that they may become Christ-like servants and sacrificial leaders.

Master of Arts - Christian Worldview Studies (Korean)
For Korean-speaking professionals seeking to integrate faith with science, family, life and social issues.

Master of Divinity - Worldview and Peace Studies (Korean)
Prepares you with integrated knowledge of theology, history, worldview, and peace studies for ministry in the current Korean context, including that of Korean diaspora.

Master of Arts - Global Christian Leadership (Korean)
Provides intercultural leadership and ministry training in the Korean language.

Master of Divinity - Global Christian Leadership (Korean)
Prepares you to provide intercultural leadership for congregations and Christian agencies being affected by globalization and cultural change.

Master of Divinity (Mandarin) 道学硕士
Training pastors in their native language, with the knowledge, formation and skills they need to succeed in their specific context.

Graduate Certificates
- Biblical Foundations - Christian Foundations - Ministry Foundations

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