Bible & Theology Certificate

Graduate Certificate

The Bible and Theology Certificate offers you a solid biblical-theological foundation. The credits you earn can be applied towards a Master of Divinity or Master of Arts seminary programs through Columbia Biblical Seminary.

What You'll Learn 

  • How to interpret and apply the biblical text
  • How to explain, evaluate and apply Bible doctrine
  • How to trace God’s global movement throughout the Bible

Program Length 

This 30-credit-hour degree only takes 1 year to complete.

Why Study Bible & Theology at CIU Online?

  • Highly engaged, hands-on online classes with students from all over the world
  • Professors who are practitioners of the subjects they teach
  • Faculty and staff who are dedicated to getting to know you and providing both academic and spiritual support and guidance

Program Details


  • A minimum 30 total semester hours of credit
  • A minimum cumulative 2.5 GPA
  • Completion of a minimum of 15 semester hours of Bible and theology

Review the program details and course requirements for the Bible & Theology Certificate program.

Note: This certificate program is not eligible for federal Title IV financial aid funds – i.e. Federal Direct Loans. Students who are interested in exploring other financial aid options should contact the Financial Aid Office.


Locations Offered
On Campus

Admission Requirements

  • Online application
  • Applicants must have an accredited bachelor's degree
  • Official college transcripts of all work completed or in progress.
  • An essay
  • Church leader reference
  • Signed Doctrinal Statement (completed during the first course)

A Certificate in Bible & Theology prepares you for further study at the master’s level as well as potential opportunities in ministry.

  • Marketplace Ministry
  • Serving on the mission field
  • Serving as a staff member in a local church
  • Teaching Bible in a Christian school