Certificate of Advanced Professional Studies (CAPS)

The Certificate of Advanced Professional Studies (CAPS) is designed for persons who hold an MDiv or other professional degrees in ministry and wish to engage in a significant program of continuing education without seeking a doctoral degree. The certificate may be designated for a particular area of study where appropriate faculty resources are available.

Course  Requirements for the CAPS

The CAPS requires completion of 18 credits to be completed in an expected period of one year of full-time study or a maximum of two years of part-time study. There are no required courses for the CAPS, so consulting with your advisor to plan a course of study that best addresses your professional interests and needs is especially important.

Academic Program Manual for the CAPS

  • Academic program manul for CAPS. Both parts required
    Part I
    Part II
    Please submit your signed Statement of Understanding by the first two weeks of the Fall or Spring you matriculate and register in this program.

Other CAPS forms

The following disclosure is published in accordance with the U.S. Department of Education regulation on Program Integrity: Gainful Employment: CAPS Gainful Employment Disclosure Data

For more information on how to apply for the CAPS, consult the Admissions Information and Requirements chart and contact Admissions.