Princeton Seminary offers a flexible array of online, hybrid, and live certificates through the Office of Continuing Education. Princeton Seminary certificates are designed to offer scholarly and socially relevant theological education to those seeking something other than a graduate degree.

Certificate in Theology and Ministry | Online

Enrich your understanding of the Christian faith in this online theology certificate taught by Princeton Seminary Faculty. The 14-week certificate is designed for ministerial and personal transformation.  Designed for those with no formal theological training, the courses include Old Testament, New Testament, Theology, and World Christianity.

Certificate in Theology and Ministry | Inside 

If you live within driving distance of Bordentown, NJ, this may be the certificate option for you.  Engaging the same curriculum as the online Certificate in Theology and Ministry program,  a cohort of incarcerated and community students meet weekly inside Garden State Youth Correctional Facility and learn together.

Certificate in Youth and Theology

Strengthen your ministry with youth by earning a Certificate in Youth and Theology. You will learn to integrate theology and ministry, incorporate best practices, and build vocational friendships. This 12-month program includes an on-campus retreat, attendance at two youth forums, coaching, book studies, case studies, and online courses centered on theological engagement with the practice of youth ministry.

Executive Certificate in Religious Fundraising

In partnership with Lake Institute on Faith & Giving, Princeton Theological Seminary is offering the Executive Certificate in Religious Fundraising (ECRF).  A four-day intensive program with a practical application project, the ECRF provides the research, tools and customized training to meet the growing needs of leaders in religious communities and fundraisers of faith-based organizations. The focus of the ECRF is on the cultural, organizational and philanthropic practices unique to religious institutions that in turn enable donors motived by spiritual and religious values to experience the joy of generous giving.  The ECRF training sessions are generally offered on campus annually in the fall.


Urban Practitioners Cohort

The Urban Practitioners Cohort is a program of the Urban Ministry Initiatives and is administered by Continuing Education. The goal of the Urban Practitioners Cohort (UPC) is to enhance the preparation of the participants in sustaining effective ministry in an urbanized world. This eight-week pilot includes in-person classes and spiritual direction at Princeton Seminary and at area churches; a six-week online book talk; vocational sponsorship and coaching; and an ending Sabbath retreat. The first pilot cohort will take place from April – June 2018. The Urban Ministry Initiatives is a partnership between Multicultural Relations, Field Education, and Continuing Education. Learn more.