Columbia Evangelical Seminary provides a rigorous academic plan designed to prepare students to engage a rapidly changing ministry environment. Our undergraduate programs allow students to study and apply their learning at their own pace and in their own community while working with a faculty mentor. Our academic options prepare students for both practical application in ministry-track careers and further graduate-level education, always with the end goal of preparing men and women for Kingdom service.
Associate of Christian Studies (A.Rel.)
Associate of Religion (A.Rel.)
Associate of Theology (Th.A.)
Bachelor of Religion (B.Rel.)
Bachelor of Theology (Th.B.)
Bachelor of Christian Studies (B.C.S.)
Columbia Evangelical Seminary offers a variety of Master's degrees for both ministry enhancement and academic advancement. The degree programs equip students to serve the church in pastoral ministry, Christian leadership, apologetics, evangelism, missions, education, and more. Our degree programs train students in the areas of their specific theological or ministry interest and they are designed for pastors, educators, and lay leaders who seek specialized training. Students will work from their current location with a personal mentor with an emphasis on research, writing, and practical application.
Master of Christian Studies (M.C.S.)
Master of Religion (M.Rel.)
Master of Apologetics (M.Apol.)
Master of Christian Philosophy (M.C.Phil.)
Master of Theological Studies (M.T.S.)
Master of Divinity (M.Div.)
Master of Theology (Th.M.)
Our doctoral degree programs provide opportunities for advanced research, academic writing, and ministry projects in the fields of theology, religion, ministry, and more. Education options are available for pastors, chaplains, educators, authors, and apologists who want to learn and demonstrate subject-matter mastery via high-quality research and academic writing. Working with a faculty mentor, students may focus and specialize on the specific areas of research and ministry they feel called to study.
Doctor of Christian Studies (D.C.S.)
Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.)
Doctor of Religion (D.Rel.)
Doctor of Theological Studies (D.T.S.)
Doctor of Christian Philosophy (D.C.Phil.)
Doctor of Theology (Th.D.)
The Certificate programs are designed to provide students with a basic exposure to the academic area they wish to study while also familiarizing themselves with CES academic practices. This assists in preparing students for specific areas of ministry while improving skills necessary for future academic progress.
Christian Studies Diploma
Bachelor's Level Certificate
Master's Level Certificate
Doctor's Level Certificate
The Washington Student Achievement Council's Determination Pertaining to Degrees
The Washington Student Achievement Council has determined that Columbia Evangelical Seminary qualifies for religious exempt status from the Degree-Granting Institutions Act for the following programs: Associate of Christian Studies (A.C.S.); Associate of Religion (A.Rel.); Associate of Theology (TH.A.); Bachelor of Christian Studies (B.C.S.); Bachelor of Religion (B.Rel.); Bachelor of Theology (Th.B.; Master of Apologetics (M.Apol.); Master of Christian Philosophy (M.C.Phil.); Master of Christian Studies (M.C.S.); Master of Divinity (M.Div.); Master of Religion (M.Rel.); Master of Theological Studies (M.T.S.); Master of Theology (Th.M.); Doctor of Christian Philosophy (D.C.Phil.); Doctor of Christian Studies (D.C.S.); Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.); Doctor of Religion (Rel.D.); Doctor of Theological Studies (D.T.S.); and Doctor of Theology (Th.D.). The Council makes no evaluation of the administration, faculty, business practices, financial condition or quality of the offerings of this institution. Any person desiring information about the requirements of the act or the applicability of those requirements to the institution may contact the Council at P.O. Box 43430, Olympia, WA 98504-3430.