master of divinity

Diploma in Christian Studies

The Diploma in Christian Studies program provides a flexible program at the graduate level to meet individual needs in biblical, theological and ministry studies.

The Diploma provides flexibility to meet individual ministry needs. It is attractive to those desiring a non-thesis type of program. A large part of this program may be applied to a more advanced degree.

Individually Tailored

Easily apply credits to a more advanced degree

Quality Graduate level theological education

Relevant integration of biblical and theological studies

Financial Aid and Grants Available

Graduates are prepared to make a difference leading in the following settings:

Further Graduate Studies
Bible Study / Small Group Leader
Personal Enrichment

Specializations are available in the following areas:

Chaplaincy / Pastoral care
Children’s Ministry
Cross-Cultural Ministry and Missions
Church Ministries
Church History
Biblical Studies
Theological Studies

  ACTS equipped me to be a better resource for young people as they brought me their struggles with the Bible and Christianity. I look forward to furthering my studies with ACTS in the future. 

– Andrew Evans,
Director of Youth Leadership & Church Ministries, Summit Pacific College


A bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or college with a minimum 2.5 GPA (on a 4.0 GPA scale). (Note: a limited number of applicants from unaccredited colleges or applicants without bachelor degrees may be considered for admission on a case-by-case basis).

 Confess faith in Jesus, be members in or connected with a local church, and possess a desire for academic, ministerial and spiritual growth within the ACTS Seminaries community.

Program Requirements

Diploma in Christian Studies (DCS)

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