Messianic Jewish Studies Certificate


The Certificate in Messianic Jewish Studies is offered to meet the educational needs of students who desire seminary level training, but who are not necessarily pursuing the Master of Divinity degree. It is ideal for those who are already serving in the field of Jewish ministries as well as those who are exploring the possibility of such ministry as outreach workers, congregational leaders, or support personnel. 

Certificate coursework may later be applied toward a Master of Divinity degree.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the 18-credit Messianic Jewish Studies Certificate, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an introductory ability to apply background information and evangelical interpretive principles to explain the meaning of biblical texts accurately (ULO 1).
  2. Demonstrate an introductory ability to perform ministry practices appropriate for the Jewish community successfully (ULO 3).

Each Program Learning Outcome (PLO) listed above references at least one of the University Learning Outcomes (ULO 1, 2, 3), which may be found in the General Information section of this catalog.

Admission Requirements

Applicants must possess a Bachelor of Arts degree or its academic equivalent from an accredited college with a minimum grade point average of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale).

All applicants must submit a written statement outlining their vocational objectives and how the certificate relates to those objectives.

Note: This program is conducted in New York.

Graduation Requirements

  1. Satisfactorily complete all courses for a total of 18 semester credits as outlined in the curriculum below.
  2. Obtain a 3.0 GPA with no grade below a "C-" in all courses to be credited toward graduation.
  3. At least 9 credits must be taken at this seminary. Transfer courses will be considered on a case by case basis.
  4. Complete the entire program in no more than five years.

Students are placed on academic probation if their GPA for any semester falls below 3.0 and will remain on probation as long as the single semester or cumulative GPA remains below 3.0.

Probation students are granted one semester in which to bring their academic work up to the required level (3.0) for continuance in the seminary. A student cannot graduate while on probation.

Curriculum Requirements

TTBE 517Hermeneutics and Bible Study Methods3
Choose three of the following Theology courses:9
Jewish History
Theology I: God, Scripture, Creation
Theology II: Christ, Humanity, Sin, Salvation
Rabbinic Theology
Theology of the Siddur
Theology III: Spirit, Church, Last Things
Choose two of the following Jewish Studies courses:6
Old Testament Survey
New Testament Survey
Evangelism and Disciple-Making Strategies
Pastoral Ministry
Expository Preaching
Contemporary Biblical Preaching
Total Credits18