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Jubilee College Degree Programs

Biblical Studies Diploma

  • A one-year foundational study based on a Hebraic understanding of Hebrew Scrupture and the writings of the first century Apostles. Completion requires 10 courses of written and sometimes video material as well as supplemental resources to form the basis of discussion and interaction with the professor and the completion of a research paper by the student.

Associates Degree

  • Following the completion of a Biblical Studies Diploma, or proof of its equivalent, the student will enter the second level of study which consists of 10 courses in a similar format of the Biblical Studies program. If possible, the student may attend a live class during a study core at the rural campus or other site. Work to complete each class is defined fully for students and mentorship for each course is available.

Bachelors Degree:

  • Enrollment: Students may enter the Bachelor Degree program with a two-year prior degree from our institution or from another school. If previous study did NOT include courses corresponding to our first level, they would be required to take those courses or prove equivilency in understanding the content of those first courses.
  • Degree Selection: Student would then select the field of study offered in the Bachelors Degree program. Student may transfer from other schools as long as the prerequisite courses are completed or they can prove equivalency.
  • A program will be designed for each student that is compatible with prior background, experience, and study. As soon as the program is accepted by the student and fees paid or payment arrangements made, the first courses will be sent and student will be assigned a mentor for their program.
  • Although courses are outlined per level, some substitutions are allowed depending on the student's needs and prior study.
  • Some subjects have course 1 and 2 and in that case, the first course must be completed before the second course can begin.
  • Course requirements are: Review of all material and/or class attendance, completion of all class assignments, and complete final research and writing assignment or test for the course, monthly conference calls or meetings with mentor are required.
  • Student must provide proof of a completed Practicum in the field of study or related field during the time of enrollment.
  • Fulfill all financial agreements
  • Return of all videos and/or supplemental materials loaned upon request.

Level three and four courses are sometimes applied to graduate student programs who lack certain areas of study with additional assignments and research work suitable for the graduate student.

Graduate School of Jewish/Christian Studies: Masters Degree

Master of Degree Program (36 Credit Hours)

  1. Twenty Courses Assigned by the Graduate Research Council
  2. Thesis: Completed and approved
  3. Practicum

Information Concerning Masters Courses

All 20 graduate level courses are designed in a research and writing format with mentorship at every level. The graduate student should be adept in research and in writing skills and should be developing a personal style and personal expertise in a given area.

  • All courses include review of syllabus materials, supplemental audio or video materials, additional research material, completion of assignments and a research paper. Some graduate level courses are research writing courses only (no teaching series). These courses are carefully guided by the academic mentor. Guidelines for writing the research paper along with individual support and assistance is available throughout the program. Students are urged to communicate with their faculty advisor often to insure all assignments are understood and are in process.

Master’s Thesis

  • The thesis subject is submitted for approval near the completion of the core subjects. The student is guided in research and writing of the thesis and consultation is available to the student at all times.

  • Practicum: The student practicum will be a two year program, based on an individual’s development and faithful involvement in an area relating to his or her declared major. A Practicum Proposal must be presented in written form at the beginning of the course of study. The proposal must outline goals, purpose, and detailed aspects of the specific ministry or work the student expects to do. A support letter from an individual aware of the student’s involvement in the Practicum requirements must confirm participation by the student.

Further Information about the for Masters Degree Program

  • Students may enter the Masters level with a Bachelor Degree from another institution or from Jubilee College.

  • Masters level programs are designed for the individual student.

  • Students are guided through each level with a course advisor, as well as being directed toward their life's goals by concerned staff.

  • Conferencing with an Academic Mentor, Academic Dean and other Academic Board Members allows the student to discuss fully each aspect of their program and to work with the faculty to design the program best suited for the field of study he or she has chosen.

  • The Masters level is designed to fulfill all academic requirements of the selected course of study. Twenty courses and a thesis are required to complete this degree level.

  • If the core subjects have not been satisfied, an additional 10 courses could be required for a student to enroll in the master’s program, even though he or she has a previous Bachelor’s Degree from another institution.

  • The best course of study for any student is one that he or she enjoys and feels called to by God. Efforts to secure places for a student's life's work will be supported by the faculty and administration of Graduate School of Jewish/Christian Studies.

  • The most important aspect of this Masters program is the guided research.

Format for Thesis

The thesis must follow the guidelines of APA formatting. Footnotes are required (rather than end notes), no larger than 12 point fonts.

The master’s level thesis must contain 43,000-45,000 words (approximately 125 pages text) and must include a minimum of 65 bibliographical references. Resources may include books, periodicals and journals. Bibliography will be checked for authenticity and should include at least 50% research articles.

Academic Mentors

An Academic Mentor will be assigned to each student. However, all faculty members are available to the student throughout his or her time in the program. It is important that students take advantage of this important aspect of the program.

 

Graduate School of Jewish/Christian Studies: Doctoral Degree

Doctoral Program (48 Credit Hours)

  • Six core courses assigned by an academic advisor
  • Four research projects in student’s field of study
  • A doctoral dissertation
  • Practicum

Doctoral Courses and Research

  • The program consists of 6 core subjects and 4 research projects building toward the dissertation research project.
  • Valid research at the course level is critical for preparation of the dissertation subject.
  • Each step of the program is supported by the faculty and the student is encouraged to research and study in the area of his or her greatest Biblical, historical, archeological or social interest.
  • It is impossible to develop a doctoral program for the student until the master’s level is near completion. However, some examples of other doctorate programs for other students are available for review.
  • All courses include review of syllabus and audio or video materials, completion of assignments and a research paper.
  • Some graduate level courses are research writing courses only with no teaching series. These courses are carefully guided by the academic advisor.
  • Guidelines for writing the research paper along with individual support and assistance is available throughout the program. Students are urged to communicate with their faculty advisor often to insure all assignments are understood and are in process.

Additional Doctoral Degree Requirements

Doctoral Dissertation

  • A Doctoral dissertation is required. The doctoral subject is submitted for approval near the completion of the core subjects. The student is guided specifically through each step of the dissertation process. Research and writing is an important part of the dissertation and in order to assist the student, consultation is available at all times.
  • Practicum: The student practicum will be a two-three year program, based on an individual’s development and consistent involvement in an area relating to his or her declared major if required. A Practicum Proposal must be presented in written form to the faculty advisor at the beginning of the course of study. The proposal must outline goals, purpose, and detailed aspects of the specific ministry or work the student expects to do. A support letter from an individual aware of the student’s involvement in the Practicum requirements must confirm participation by the student.

Program Design for Doctoral Degree

  • Doctoral level programs are designed for the individual student.
  • Students are guided through each level with a course advisor, as well as being directed toward their life's goals by concerned staff.
  • Conferencing with the Academic Dean and other Academic Board Members allows the student to discuss fully each aspect of their program and to work with the faculty to design the program best suited for the field of study he or she has chosen.
  • The Doctoral level is designed to fulfill all academic requirements of the selected course of study. Ten courses and a thesis are required to complete this degree level.
  • If the core subjects have not been previously satisfied, an additional 10 courses could be required for a student to enroll in the Doctoral program, even though he or she has a previous Bachelor’s Degree from another institution.
  • The best course of study for any student is one that he or she enjoys and feels called to by God. Efforts to secure places for a student's life's work will be supported by the faculty and administration of Jubilee Graduate Research School.
  • The most important aspect of this Doctoral program is the guided research.