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Certificate of Distinction in Theology

Earn a Certificate of Distinction in Theology at Azusa Pacific University

You’ll boost your résumé and graduate applications by simultaneously earning your theology degree with a Certificate of Distinction that acknowledges your coursework mastery. You can qualify by maintaining a GPA of 3.5 or better in 24 units of upper-division work in theology, Church history, or the history of philosophy.

Program at a Glance

The School of Theology at Azusa Pacific University trains students for effective ministry in the church and around the world through practical programs in a supportive Christ-centered community.

Program Information

  • Program Units: 24

Location

  • Azusa (Main Campus)
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Gain Hands-on Experience

  • Master topics in-depth that will prepare you for graduate school in theology.
  • Study upper-division courses in theology, Church history, or the history of philosophy.

By the Numbers

1 of 126 Best Western Colleges according to Princeton Review's 2023 Best Colleges Guide
10 :1 Student-to-faculty ratio
100 % of incoming students receive financial aid

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Program Details

The Certificate of Distinction in Theology acknowledges the achievement of theology majors who exhibit a mastery of theology coursework in preparation for graduate study by maintaining a GPA of 3.5 or better in 24 units of upper-division work in theology, Church history, or the history of philosophy from the following list:

Browse the tabs below—if you have questions, visit the Student Services Center page, and we’ll make sure you get the info you need.

To view specific requirements and coursework information, visit the current academic catalog:

Azusa Pacific University is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC).

Featured Faculty

Paul Boles

Paul Boles

Chair and Professor, Department of Theology

Jessica Wai-Fong Wong

Jessica Wai-Fong Wong

Associate Professor, Department of Theology

Justin Ashworth

Justin Ashworth

Associate Professor, Department of Theology

Career Outlook and Outcomes

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APU Receives $5 Million Lilly Endowment Grant in Partnership with LPU and LABI

APU recently received a $5 million grant from the Lilly Endowment in partnership with Life Pacific University and the Latin American Bible Institute that will strengthen pathways for theological education for Hispanic students.

Note: This information is current for the 2024-25 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.

Related Programs

Theology Major

  • Azusa

Available Concentrations:

Church History, Systematic Theology