Graduate Certificates

Iliff offers Graduate Certificates to persons admitted either as degree students or as non-degree students. Graduate Certificates provide non-degree students with interest in focused theological education the chance to work in a particular area. They also provide degree students an opportunity to study in areas outside of their concentration or to demonstrate advanced competency. Iliff’s Graduate Certificates recognize the successful completion of a set of courses (usually four) totaling 12 to 16 quarter hours in an established concentration within the curriculum. Courses taken either for a letter grade or on a pass/fail basis may be counted toward the Certificate. Iliff Graduate Certificates must be completed within a seven year time frame. Credits completed beyond the seven year deadline will not be counted towards the certificate requirements. Most certificate students complete this program in 1-3 years.

Recognition of Graduate Certificates holders: on successful completion, the Graduate Certificate is recorded on the student’s transcript and a certificate is mailed to their current legal home permanent address after commencement as evidence of the completion of this program.

Graduate Certificate Admission Requirements

Applicants must have a baccalaureate degree from a fully accredited college with a minimum of a 2.75 grade point average. Applicants submit a completed application form, personal statement, and transcripts from all undergraduate or graduate institutions previously attended. Additionally, some certificates require an interview with pertinent faculty members.

Graduate Certificates are available in the 11 areas noted below beginning in the academic year 2014-2015. Check with your adviser to learn which courses are eligible for each certificate for each quarter. Graduate Certificates are available in the areas noted below.

More detailed information about Graduate Certificates is available from the admissions office at 303-765-3117, or