Postgraduate Certificate in Advanced Biblical & Theological Studies

With a Postgraduate Certificate in Advanced Biblical and Theological Studies, you’ll develop specialized knowledge and skills to engage in academic or expositional ministry. This certificate program deepens your biblical, theological, and historical-cultural understanding to help you interpret, apply, and communicate the biblical text effectively.


This program will equip you to:

  • Analyze the background of biblical passages
  • Synthesize the exegetical details of biblical passages
  • Explain the theological themes of biblical passages


  • Pursuing further education, either in Ph.D. studies to prepare to teach at the undergraduate or graduate level, or in linguistics to engage in Bible translation.
  • Pursuing immediate deployment in theological education overseas or as a teaching pastor in a local church.

Review our course requirements and begin the application process.

Accreditation and Accolades

SACSCOC (The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges)
  • Online application
  • Affirm to be a Christian and agree with CIU's Doctrinal Standard
  • Official transcript for the highest earned degree and any master's level credits earned
  • Essay
  • Church Leader Reference
  • Proficiency in Greek or Hebrew