Graduate Certificate

At Northern, we believe solid theological education is useful for all members of the church. With that in mind, Northern offers our Graduate Certificates (GC) in order to create a foundation which will serve you well wherever your ministry journey takes you.

Earn a Graduate Certificate in the following areas:

GC in Biblical Studies

Many pastors, teachers, and church members feel intimidated by the formal study of the Bible. The Graduate Certificate in Biblical Studies provides a solid foundation for continued scholarly and personal study. While exploring our Old and New Testament curriculum, you will develop new and useful skills that will help you to responsibly interpret the Bible.

View the course list and begin planning your Graduate Certificate.

GC in Preaching and Teaching

Whether pastor, elder, or teacher, Northern Seminary’s Graduate Certificate in Teaching and Preaching is perfect for anyone wishing to become more effective within the umbrella of these important skills. A focus on practical application means that this program will give you many exciting opportunities to hone your craft in a fashion that is appropriate to your context. Check out the course list and begin planning your Graduate Certificate.

GC in Church History

Northern Seminary’s Graduate Certificate in Church History will empower you to explore the rich history and traditions of the church. With a curriculum that follows the church from the days of the apostles all the way to modern America, this program is perfect for anyone hoping to establish a scholarly context for their understanding of the Christian faith. View the course list and begin planning your Graduate Certificate.

GC in Baptist Leadership

Northern Seminary offers a Graduate Certificate in Baptist Leadership that provides practitioners and pastors a robust and accredited education in the distinctives of Baptist theology, formation, and ministry. Learn more.

Africa Pastoral Training Institute

In partnership with Lawndale Community Church and Christian Community Development of Africa, Northern Seminary offers a Certificate of Ministry in the Kibera slum of Kenya. Pastors from around Kenya and other parts of Africa travel to be trained in pastoral leadership and Christian community development. Learn more.


Taking the Next Step

If you decide to continue towards a Master’s degree after completing a Graduate Certificate, the classes you took will apply to your new degree program.


For more information or to get started:

Contact the Admissions Office     How to Apply     Explore Financial Aid Options


Latest Blog Entry

Expanded Mission in 2023

By: Northern Seminary

by William D. Shiell Northern Seminary is expanding our mission in 2023 even as we celebrate 110 years of ministry. With students, subscribers, and participants from 40 states and 10…

Read Post View All Posts

Ready to start your seminary Experience?

Apply Now