Certificate Programs

Students seeking the M.Div. and MTS degrees at the Divinity School are eligible to apply for one or more of the certificate programs offered by VDS programs or by other entities at the University. To receive a certificate, one must take 15 credit hours of courses in the designated area. Most certificates also require a final project. Specific requirements are determined by the entity that offers the Certificate.

Each certificate aligns with the concentration connected to it. Students pursuing more than one VDS certificate should consult with the respective Program Directors regarding courses or projects that can count toward both certificates.

Certificate Programs

Certificates Offered by VDS

Students are eligible to apply during the spring semester of their first year of study, or at any point prior to graduation. Courses taken at VDS prior to admission to a Certificate program can be counted toward the requirements.

Certificates Offered by Vanderbilt University (and available to Divinity students)

VDS students may also elect to pursue Certificates offered by other entities in the University, including those listed below.