1306 N. Highland Street
Arlington, VA  22201
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Leland Seminary

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Christian Leadership Master’s Program

Certificate in Theological Studies

Course Descriptions for Masters Programs

Graduate Certificate in
Leadership Studies

Leland School of Ministry

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Diploma in Theology

Diploma En Espanol

Course Descriptions for Diploma Program

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Diploma In Theology Program

The Diploma program of study is for students seeking to gain knowledge and practical skill for ministry. It is for both laity and ministry candidates who have completed at least a high school degree. It is also for those who wish to take classes for credit and believe they would like to further their studies to include an associate’s or bachelor’s degree. These classes meet for three hours each week and run for 15 weeks. Thirty-six (36) semester credit hours and full payment of tuition and fees are required to receive the diploma.
This program is targeted to students who:
Do not have a bachelor’s degree but are called to develop their individual gifts for ministry.
Are looking to take the first step in preparing themselves educationally for full-time vocational ministry.
Wish to acquire a broader conceptual framework from which to cultivate their own philosophy of ministry.
Wish to take theology courses for credits that will transfer to an accredited college.

A listing of the courses required for the Diploma can be found here.

How to apply


  John Leland Center for Theological Studies
1306 N. Highland Street
Arlington, VA  22201