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Yes! Certificate students enroll in the same courses as masters students. Since CIU's Seminary and School of Ministry is fully accredited by the Southern Assoc. of Colleges and Schools and the Assoc. of Theological Schools, the courses may be applied towards a Masters or transferred to any other accredited graduate school as well.
Yes! All of the requirements for the Certificate are available through online courses.
No. Certificate courses do not presume previous study in the Scripture or previous ministry background.
No. The certificate is a self-standing accredited program of study that forms the first half of a Master of Arts degree and the first third of a Master of Divinity degree.
No. Several degree programs do include study in the biblical languages. Certificate students, however, need only a good grasp of English. Of course, you may choose one if you wish!