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Diploma and Certificate Programs

Graduate Certificates

Graduate Certificate in Play Therapy

Through Erskine’s Christian Counseling program, the Seminary offers a Graduate Certificate in Play Therapy for practicing Christian counselors. This certificate requires completion of a five-course sequence (see below) and prepares counselors can obtain the necessary credentials to apply to become Registered Play Therapists (RPT) through the Association for Play Therapy. The first four of the following courses also qualify for elective credit in the MACC degree program.

  • CC 550 Play Therapy Theory
  • CC 555 Play Therapy Techniques
  • CC 560 Play Therapy Applications for Special Populations
  • CC 565 Creative and Expressive Arts in Counseling
  • CC 570 Practicum in Play Therapy

David Livingstone Institute Graduate Certificates

As part of the David Livingstone Institute for Christianity, Medicine, and the Sciences, Erskine also offers four (4) Graduate Certificate programs for practicing medical and scientific professionals and students. Students who choose to take these courses for graduate (master’s level) credit will attend lectures and do the required readings and research as stipulated in the various course syllabi. Others may attend the lecture portions of these courses as auditors and may receive Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for attending the lectures. Each of the four (4) Graduate Certificates requires four (4) graduate courses with (3) semester hours of credit each. These Graduate Certificates may be rolled into a Master of Arts in Theological Studies (MATS) degree (48 semester hours required).

Graduate Certificate in Christian Worldview (Track A)

  • PM 502 Christian Vocation and Transformation
  • ST 780 Apologetics and World Religions
  • ET 711 Christian Ethics (or, other Ethics elective)
  • HT 712 Christian Thought and Modern Science

Graduate Certificate in Apologetics (Track B)

  • ST 780 Apologetics and World Religions
  • ST 785 Evidences or DN 983 The Problem of Pain
  • DN 985 Advanced Apologetics
  • HT 712 Christian Thought and Modern Science

Graduate Certificate in Biomedical Ethics (Track C)

  • ET 711 Christian Ethics
  • HT 712 Christian Thought and Modern Science or DN 983 The Problem of Pain
  • ET 750 Medical Ethics
  • ET 755 Bioethics

Graduate Certificate in Religion and Science (Track D)

Courses in this track are offered in partnership with Reasons to Believe, “Reasons Institute” and are currently being templated for the Erskine syllabus model. The first course was offered in Spring 2019 and others are coming online each semester. https://reasons.org/education/reasons-institute

Diplomas

Students who lack an undergraduate degree may apply for admission into one of the diploma programs that parallel some of Erskine’s degree programs: Diploma in Divinity (=MDiv), Diploma in Practical Ministry (=MAPM), and Diploma in Theological Studies (=MATS). Applicants must complete the admission requirements as outlined above for master’s degree programs.

Students may convert a completed Diploma into a master’s degree, if they subsequently acquire an undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university, by submitting an official transcript documenting the completed undergraduate degree program and conferral date, along with the applicable fee.

David Livingstone Institute for Christianity, Medicine and the Sciences

In addition to the degree-equivalent Certificate Programs, Erskine also offer three (3) Graduate Certificate programs for practicing medical and scientific professionals and students.

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