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Graduate Programs

Biblical training focused on practical ministry and personal development

Biblical Studies Programs

Master of Arts in Biblical Studies

The M.A.B.S. facilitates academic preparation for preaching, teaching, Bible-based ministry, and further graduate studies. Students will learn fundamentals of biblical Greek and Hebrew as well as advanced skills in biblical research and writing.

Graduate Certificate in Bible and Theology

This program facilitates academic preparation for preaching, teaching, Bible-based ministry, and further graduate studies. Students will learn fundamentals of biblical Greek as well as advanced skills in biblical research and writing.

Christian Counseling Program

Graduate Certificate in Christian Counseling

This program of study is designed for non-clinical biblical counseling in a church context. It does not provide licensure or counseling certifications. The G.C.C.C. program does provide a foundation for students who desire to pursue further graduate studies in counseling or other related fields.

Christian Leadership Programs

Master of Arts in Christian Leadership

This program of study is suited to the student who desires extensive training for the purpose of leadership in the local church, non-profit, or workplace. Each student chooses one of the following focus areas: Biblical Studies, Intercultural Studies, Organizational Leadership, or Worship Ministry.

Graduate Certificate in Christian Leadership

This program of study provides essential training in organizational leadership with a focus on leading in a church or non-profit ministry context.

Divinity Programs

Master of Divinity

75 Credit Hours

GCD’s M.Div. degrees are recognized by all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces for military chaplaincy candidates. Students choose one of the following focus areas: Chaplaincy (Community), Chaplaincy (Military), Intercultural Studies, or Pastoral Ministry.

Master of Divinity

90 Credit Hours

GCD’s M.Div. degrees are recognized by all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces for military chaplaincy candidates. Students choose one of the following focus areas: Chaplaincy (Community), Chaplaincy (Military), Intercultural Studies, or Pastoral Ministry.

Ministry Program

Graduate Certificate in Ministry

This program facilitates academic preparation for preaching, teaching, Bible-based ministry, and further graduate studies. Students will learn essential leadership principles for ministry in a growing local church as well as contemporary apologetics.

Doctoral Program

Doctor of Ministry

Students seeking acceptance to this program must have at least three years of ministry experience and hold an appropriate master’s degree plus no less than 15 credit hours in Bible or theology from a regionally or nationally accredited college or university.

Take Your Next Step

Flexible, Low-Cost Learning

Complete a degree without going into debt

69% of GCD students receive financial aid or scholarships, and the GI Bill is accepted. Our generous transfer credit policy helps students move quickly toward their degree. All of GCD’s certificates and degrees can be completed online.