Become a Greystone Student

Greystone offers its courses to all interested and qualified students. Modules are offered in both full and auditing formats, residentially and online, and on subjects that span the vast range of topics in biblical, theological, historical, and ministerial study. It is not necessary to enroll in a program in order to take a Greystone module. To register for any course, click on a link below, or contact the Administration at Greystone offers courses to ThM, PhD, and other degree program students, but also offers courses to interested parties not in any academic program.

Course Code Key:

700-level courses are Certificate and Master’s level courses (ThM, STM, MPhil). Students taking Greystone courses for elective or transfer credit in an external M.A./M.Div. program should register for the 700 level for all courses.

900-level courses are PhD level courses only.

While the course is identical to the 700-level course, the expectations for the research paper and for research mentorship/training are more rigorous. Unlike 700-level course papers, 900-level course papers are expected to be ready, with minimal revision, for publication in a high quality academic journal or edited academic volume.

Concentration Codes:

HS Holy Scripture

CT Christian Tradition

CD Christian Dogmatics

PS/AS Reformed/Presbyterian Studies Track or Anglican Studies Track

PS  Pre-Seminary (non-credit)

RT Research Training (non-credit)

Location Codes (subject to change and addition):

P    Coraopolis/Pittsburgh

G   Grove City

L    London

O   Oxford

C    Cardiff

D   Greystone Connect

Format Codes:

1     Week-long Intensive

2    Once per week, full quarter/semester

3    Greystone Connect

4    Independent Study/Directed Reading

General Guide to Concentration Module Codes: (modules with “7xx/9xx” receive a code when the module is scheduled)

Pre-Seminary and Research Training: 400-499

Holy Scripture: 700-729 (ThM); 900-929 (PhD)

Christian Tradition: 730-749 (ThM); 930-949 (PhD)

Christian Dogmatics: 750-769 (ThM); 950-969 (PhD)

Reformed/Presbyterian or Anglican Studies: 770-789 (ThM); 970-989 (PhD)

Critical Edition and Translation Seminar: 990-999 (PhD)


Modules are recorded on the Greystone module schedule and on transcripts in a fuller form that includes the particular module location and format:

Sample: CT740P1/CT940P1 = “Christianity in Late Antiquity” (Graham), Greystone Coraopolis, week-long intensive (ThM/PhD)

Audit a Class Online

To audit as a non-residential distance student, making use of our online platform only, click on the "audit online" button below. Clicking this button will take you to our course library, where you can purchase audit access to any Greystone course.

Become a visiting student

If you are a visiting student wanting to take a Greystone class within another institution's ThM or PhD program, or to audit a course on site, please click the "visiting student" button below. Clicking this button will take you to our application. 

GreyStone academic programs

If you are a ThM or PhD student, note that through strategic partnerships, Greystone is pleased to offer fully accredited ThM and PhD options for qualified students in three concentrations: Holy Scripture, Christian Tradition, and Christian Dogmatics.

Clicking these buttons will take you to an application for the respective degree program. 

Greystone has organized clusters of particularly popular or signature courses into three certificates in three concentrations: theological studies, ministerial studies, and general Christian studies. Each certificate has a distinctive focus and each combines core course and language requirements (below) 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.

Clicking this button will take you to an application for enrollment to the GTI Certificate program.

Tuition Refund Policy
For traditional quarter/semester-length or independent-study courses:

• Within two weeks, an 80% refund is granted
• Within four weeks, a 60% refund is granted
• Within six weeks, a 50% refund is granted
• After six weeks, no refund is granted.

For modular or intensive courses:

• Within 3–4 weeks prior to the first day, an 80% refund is granted
• Within 2–3 weeks prior to the first day, a 60% refund is granted
• Within 1–2 weeks prior to the first day, a 50% refund is granted
• Within 0–1 week prior to the first day, no refund is granted.

Notification of a dropped or withdrawn course should be provided by submitting a written statement to this effect (email is fine) to the Institute registrar.