CERTIFICATE OF CHRISTIAN STUDIES 

The Certificate of Christian Studies offers students an opportunity to complete a focused course of study or a sampling of master's-level courses from the School of Intercultural Studies. It is an ideal program for practitioners who would like to take a few courses in the School of Intercultural Studies to supplement their ministries. It requires the successful completion of 24 quarter units. By enrolling in convenient daytime or evening courses, students pursuing the certificate can gain an introduction to missiological, theological, and biblical basics at the graduate level.

Admission requirements for certificate programs are the same as for master's degree programs.

Students can focus on either a specific curriculum or a sampling of courses to match their personal interests and goals. Courses may include any combination of campus-based classes (on any Fuller campus), correspondence courses, and online classes. Directed studies are not available to certificate students. All work must be completed at Fuller; no transfer credit is accepted toward the certificate.

All work for the certificate must be completed within a seven-year period.

Since certificate courses may be applied to master's-level degree programs, students can utilize their time as certificate students to explore the possibility of a School of Intercultural Studies master's degree.


CERTIFICATE IN GLOBAL CHRISTIAN WORSHIP 

The Certificate in Global Christian Worship provides individuals in mission and ministry with missiological training for making Jesus Christ known among the nations through a people's music system. The Certificate in Global Christian Worship may also serve as post-degree training to supplement and enhance the student's training for mission and ministry. It requires the successful completion of 24 quarter units of coursework, as outlined below. At least 16 units must be taken in the School of Intercultural Studies to be awarded the certificate from that school.

Admission requirements for certificate programs are the same as for master's degree programs.

Courses may include any combination of campus-based classes (on any Fuller campus), correspondence courses, and online classes. Directed studies are not available to certificate students. All work must be completed at Fuller; no transfer credit is accepted toward the certificate. Although the certificate is not awarded to students already admitted to degree programs, all courses earned toward a certificate can be credited toward a degree program (if appropriate to the curriculum) upon later admission to a degree program.

All work for the certificate must be completed within a seven-year period.

Curriculum 

Global Christian Worship Focus (16 units) 

ME 510 Ethnomusicology I: Christian Communication through Music (4 units)

Choose any 3 classes from the following (12 units):

  • ME 513 Perspectives in Global Christian Worship (4 units)
  • ME 515 Communicating Christ through Narrative & Song (4 units)
  • ME 518 Exegeting a Musical Culture (4 units)
  • ME 519 Ethnomusicology II: Theory and Analysis (4 units)
  • ME 530 Theology in Song (4 units)

Electives (8 units) 

The electives can consist of School of Intercultural Studies, School of Theology, or School of Psychology courses. School of Intercultural Global Christian Worship elective courses include:

  • MB520 Thinking Anthropologically (4 units)
  • ME531 Gospel Music in the Global Church (4 units)
  • Any School of Intercultural Studies course (4 units)

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