Undergraduate Certificate in Pastoral Ministry

There are several reasons why the Undergraduate Certificate Program may be a good fit for you. If you are hesitant to start or return to higher education due to lack of time and/or resources, the 9 hour (3 course) program is a quick way to complete a certificate program that can also be transferred to a bachelors degree here at Luther Rice at a later date. Contact our Office of Admissions to discuss transferability of credit into the Luther Rice bachelors degree.

Applicants desiring entrance to the undergraduate certificate program are to follow the entrance requirements of an undergraduate degree student. Apply by visiting www.LutherRice.edu/apply.

Program Costs

Each course is 3 credit hours and the costs for the Undergraduate Certificate in Pastoral Ministry is below:

  • Tuition per credit hour: $382
  • Technology Fee per course: $175
  • Total cost of a course: $1,321

Total Cost of an Undergraduate Certificate: $3,963

Program Course Selections

Course selections for the Undergraduate Certificate in Pastoral Ministry are the following:

PM 3400 - Principles of Ministerial Leadership  
PM 3401 - Foundations of Pastoral Ministry  
PM 4403 - Principles of Administration in Ministry  


Prior credit-bearing work completed at Luther Rice and/or other institutions cannot be transferred into the Undergraduate Certificate Program.

Ready to APPLY? Complete the online application.

As always, a member of the Enrollment Team is here to assist you at Admissions@LutherRice.edu or 770.484.1204 x5758.

Certificate programs are NOT eligible for Federal Financial Aid.  Please contact the Office of Student Accounts for information concerning payment options, including monthly payment plans at StudentAccounts@LutherRice.edu