Theological Leadership FAQ

A post-baccalaureate certificate is an extended course of study beyond the Bachelor's level.  It can be completed as a standalone certificate, or the credit can be applied to several leading seminaries in the U.S..  The program is designed for ministry professionals, laypeople eager to grow spiritually, and recent college graduates considering seminary.  Whether students pursue the certificate as a terminal degree or apply it to graduate education, the program will connect them with churches and leading seminaries throughout the country.

While many non-traditional programs utilize part-time adjunct faculty, Westmont's Theological Leadership courses are taught by the College's world-class full-time faculty, including President Gayle Beebe.  In addition, the program combines in-person and online components to make it accessible to students around the U.S.

Applicants just need a Bachelor's degree in any field.

The total cost is $10,000, or $1,250 per course.

The program consists of eight courses spread out over four semester, with no coursework during the summer.  Thus, the first cohort will begin in January 2024 and finish in December 2025.

The maximum cohort size is 24 students.

Each semester begins with a 2-3 day in-person component, then courses will be conducted online (both synchronous and asynchronous) for the rest of the semester.