Master's Degrees Offered
Students who have completed an accredited bachelor's degree may be interested in pursuing an upper-level graduate degree. We consider many factors when a person enrolls in a graduate degree program. The process is different for those who have earned an undergraduate degree from Kidron, because each of them has satisfied the core requirements of the school. For those transferring in at the graduate level, this is normally not the case, and classroom for core requirements is required no matter the degree. These core classes are Hebrew I and II, Greek I and II, Hebrew Concepts of the New Testament I and II, Biblical Regional Studies, Culture at The Time of Jesus, Church History and classes in biblical archaeology. Kidron strongly holds to the principle that the five elements of culture, language, history, archaeology, and geography are essential for the interpretation of the biblical text.
If a student has taken some of these classes at other institutions, it may be that those hours can be transferred in. At the time a student applies for admission for an upper-level degree, he/she has in mind a specific area of study. It is for that reason that once core requirements are satisfied in the master's degree fields, all credit hours will be conducted by directed research. In other words, at Kidron all graduate degrees are research degrees in the student's field of interest. For that reason, all graduate degree programs are developed on an individual basis. Kidron retains the right to change these research classes to overcome weaknesses in any particular area and to build on strengths.
The master's program encompasses the following degree titles:
Near Eastern Biblical History
Messianic Jewish Theology
Messianic Rabbinic Thought
The accumulative credit hours for the earned master's degree is 39 credit hours. Credit hours are broken down as follows: 11 three-credit-hour classes. Note: If required core classes have not been taken, they will constitute a minimum of six of these courses. In addition to this, all classes will be conducted by guided independent research. Many core classes will be conducted by distance learning until the core is completed.
In addition to the course work, a thesis of a minimum of 125 pages is required. This thesis constitutes six credit hours of the 39 credit hours. These six hours will be broken down as follows:
1. Two credit hours for the development, approval, and submission of topic and first chapter, along with anticipated research bibliography.
2. Two credit hours will be awarded for completed first draft, annotated bibliography, and rewrites.
3. Two credit hours will be awarded for submission of the completed copy of the thesis and oral defense.
The cost of all master's degrees is $6,500. This cost does not include the cost of textbooks or research-related materials. Monthly payments are available at no additional cost.
Other degree titles in the master's level are possible upon evaluation from the Kidron President and Board of Regents.
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