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Overview

The Graduate Certificate of Old Testament and Hebrew program is designed for those who desire to study the Word of God in the original language and to use that knowledge in preaching, teaching, and ministry.

Specific Requirements for Admission

Graduation with a bachelor’s degree or equivalent from an accredited or recognized college or university with a minimum GPA of 2.50. Demonstration of an aptitude for graduate studies evidenced by one of following: transcript record, the GRE, or current ministry involvement. Submission of satisfactory scores on the TOEFL exam.

 
 

Objectives

Upon completion of the requirements, the graduate will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a thorough knowledge of selected Old Testament books and Hebrew grammar
  • Show competence in translating select Biblical Hebrew and Aramaic texts
  • Conduct research in Old Testament and Biblical Hebrew and Aramaic and present it in an
    approved research paper
  • Preach/teach hermeneutically-sound messages and Bible lessons
  • Teach the Old Testament in a Bible or Christian College

Degree Completion Plan

Fall Semester

BLH600 Elementary Hebrew I 3
BLH601 Elementary Hebrew II 3
BSO500 Introduction to the Old Testament 3
  Old Testament Electives 9
  Total 18

Maximum Time Limit to Complete Program

4 years

Minimum Hours to be Completed at Piedmont

18 hours

Transfer of Credits

None

Length of Program and Graduation

Completion of 18 hours of prescribed courses with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50.

In order to become a candidate for graduation a student

  1. Shall have completed a minimum of 30 credit hours at PIU;
  2. Shall have maintained a minimum academic average of C (higher for some programs);
  3. Shall have passed all courses in his/her curriculum and made a C or better in key courses designated as essential in each program;
  4. Shall have completed at least 24 of the final 30 hours with Piedmont International University;
  5. Shall have satisfactorily completed the Christian Service requirements;
  6. Shall have given evidence of high Christian character and conduct in accord with University standards. He/she shall also manifest essential agreement with the Statement of Faith;
  7. Shall have paid in full his/her account with the University;
  8. Must have received a decision of eligibility for graduation from the Faculty.

In order to become a candidate for graduation a student

  1. Shall have completed a minimum of 30 credit hours at PIU;
  2. Shall have maintained a minimum academic average of C (higher for some programs);
  3. Shall have passed all courses in his/her curriculum and made a C or better in key courses designated as essential in each program;
  4. Shall have completed at least 24 of the final 30 hours with Piedmont International University.