Becoming a Student

Greystone offers its courses to all interested and qualified students. Courses are offered in both full and auditing formats, residentially and online, and on topics that span the vast range of topics in biblical, theological, historical, and ministerial study. It is not necessary to enroll in a Certificate program in order to take a Greystone course. To register for any course, visit the Greystone website or contact the Administration at

Greystone Programs

Greystone has organized clusters of particularly popular or signature courses into two certificates. Each certificate has a distinctive focus and each combines core course and language requirements with flexibility in electives. The certificates are rigorous in their requirements, and the completion of a certificate testifies to the acquisition of skills and critical study commensurate with the highest levels of scholarship. Until a process of formal accreditation can be completed, the public recognition of a Greystone certificate is determined by Greystone’s growing reputation and the regard of the academic and ecclesiastical communities Greystone serves. Institutions or churches presented with an earned Greystone certificate can be assured that the student or candidate

  1. has successfully passed language exams in Hebrew, Greek, and Latin;
  2. has completed a supervised and mentored course of study at the advanced level;
  3. has been evaluated by a team of assessors against the highest academic standards;
  4. and is recognized as prepared for further graduate research or equipped for an intelligent and informed Reformed ministry.

Both certificates require:

  1. Language exams in Greek, Hebrew, and Latin
  2. One item of research output
  3. Two overlapping core courses: “Reformed Catholicity” in which Greystone’s programmatic vision for confessional Reformed catholicity is developed at length; and “Tools and Instruments” in which various scholars discuss the tools and instruments of research in their fields, together with traditional and current topics of interest and debate
  4. The involvement of at least one advisor determined by field expertise
  5. During their final semester of course-work, students in both programs take a three-hour comprehensive examination that tests their readiness to make their learning available to the broader academy and Church, and challenges them to make a personal synthesis of their studies at the Greystone Theological Institute.

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