Our courses will be one session per week, for six weeks. These are two-hour weekly sessions on Zoom, with varying formats of lecture and discussion.
Students attending Online Courses can sign up for one of two levels of class work.
To complete the Certificate Program, a student must pass six courses registered as a Certificate Student. The student must then submit a final paper, which may be an expansion of a course paper, and publicly defend the paper. This defense will either be held in Birmingham, AL or virtually on Zoom. Students who pass their defense will receive a Certificate of Completion.
At least two of the required courses may be directed studies or Online Courses offered by Theopolis. Certificate Students will be assigned reading and a writing assignment. For more information and to see available Online Courses, see below.
The remaining four required courses must be in-person Intensive Courses. Adults or students who have completed at least two years of college qualify to take courses as a Certificate Student.
Certificate Students must submit a letter of recommendation from a pastor or session of the local church of which they are members. (Students who are pastors do not need a letter of recommendation.)
Each Online Course costs $150 for Certificate Students.
Non-Certificate Students are free to attend Online Courses as auditors and participate in discussion. They will not be required to complete any reading or writing assignments, but may receive recommended reading from the instructor. Each Online Course costs $100 for Non-Certificate Students.
Theopolis Institute admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies or scholarship programs.
*This requirement was added in July 2016. For those who entered the Certificate Program earlier than that date, the oral examination is voluntary.
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