Online Program Overview

Golden Gate Seminary offers 100% online degree programs at the Diploma and Master level. Certificates are also offered. For more information on our online programs, please visit the Golden Gate Online page.


Master's Programs

The online master's degrees offered by Golden Gate Seminary combine the best of academic studies with significant professional training to prepare men and women called to a multiplicity of ministry expressions in our world.

Since Golden Gate Seminary's online Masters degrees are fully accredited academic and professional degrees, students must hold baccalaureate degrees before being admitted to one of the programs offered.

The curriculum design of each online  Master degree conforms to the stated mission of the Seminary and reflects the "21 Essential Leadership Characteristics" adopted by Faculty and Trustees. Students in Master degree programs take courses in areas of Biblical Studies, Theological and Historical Foundations, Leadership Formation, Educational Leadership, and Intercultural Studies. The Seminary's degree programs are designed to prepare students for a variety of ministry roles and/or vocations. Examples of these areas of ministry are enumerated in the catalog in relation to particular degrees.

Master of Divinity
Master of Theological Studies
Diploma in Theology
Master of Arts in Educational Leadership


Certificate Programs

A Certificate may be granted to students who complete an online program of at least 14 units of prescribed master-level study intended to provide a specific skill set for Christian ministry. A Certificate can be earned by completing the required coursework while seeking a degree. The three certificates currently being offered include:

Bible Teaching Certificate
Youth Ministry Certificate
Missions Studies Certificate