Summer Intensive Program
The MABS-SIP is a 39 semester unit, non-conventional curriculum designed for individuals such as pastors, missionaries, teachers or school administrators who are actively involved in ministry. This modular based program enables students to earn a graduate degree in two to six summers, depending on their own schedule and commitments. This format allows students to pursue in-depth training in biblical studies while continuing in their current ministry or occupation.
The MABS program operates on a three-term system (Fall, Spring, Summer) and is offered in two different tracks: a Thesis Track and a Non-Thesis Track. The Thesis Track requires students to complete 35 units and a thesis (4 units). The Non-Thesis Track requires students to complete 39 units of course work.
For both tracks, 24 units are comprised of required Core Courses. These 12 Core Courses include a one week, on-campus lecture component (offered each summer in July). The remaining 15 units are comprised of Elective and Practicum courses via online directed study (there is no on-campus lecture component for these directed study courses). It is recommended that students take their Elective/Practicum classes during the Fall or Spring terms.
The SIP Core Courses are offered for three weeks each summer. Up to three weeks of classes can be taken each July, allowing students to complete their classroom work in two summers. Each week consists of 2 - 4 units of classes. The 12 Core Courses require that students be on-campus for in-class lectures (one to three weeks in July). In addition to these 12 Core Courses, each student is required to take 15 units of Directed Study classes (a combination of Practicum and Elective courses). These 15 Elective/Practicum units are completed online through a directed study format.
Each of our Core Courses is divided into three parts: extensive pre-session assignments; a one-week, in-session lecture (offered every summer in July); and additional post-session assignments.
To register for traditional SIP classes, students must fill out and submit the registration form that is accessible through MasterNet, for all those that have completed the admission process and been accepted to the MABC, MABS, and MAE programs.
Remote Library Access
In order to facilitate research from off campus locations, the college library provides remote access to many of The Master's College's online databases. This access allows the student to search the available databases from any computer off campus that has an Internet connection. Currently, The Master's College has over 20 databases available with remote access. Students are welcome to contact the library directly if they need help with their research needs.