Program Overview

The Master of Practical Theology in Messianic Jewish Studies Degree from The King’s University is designed for believers who wish to gain a more complete understanding of the complexities and history of the Jewish faith and bring that knowledge to others. This advanced theological research degree seeks to prepare its students with the knowledge, skills, and maturity necessary to minister in a variety of cultural and societal contexts. The program, offered mostly online, provides flexibility for working individuals, allowing students to design a program that best reflects their goals or calling. Students in this program will prepare for ministry or faith-based education in a variety of settings, and will learn to take on roles as missions workers, educators, congregational leaders, or outreach directors.

This program seeks to instruct students in the Hebrew language, Rabbinic thought, and the Jewish culture, history, and liturgy. In order to complete this Master’s program, students must complete a total of 92 overall credits in what is normally a two-year sequence. Of these required hours, 18 are devoted to topics in Biblical Studies, with courses in Biblical Hermeneutics, the Old and New Testaments, and Exegetical Principles; and 18 to the area of Theological and Historical Studies, with courses in Christian Theology, History of the Modern and Early Churches, and Pentecostal and Charismatic Movements. Remaining hours include 8 credits in the Practices of Ministry Studies, 6 credits in both Biblical and Theological electives, 6 in Resource Studies, and a total of 30 credits in Messianic Jewish Electives. Topics of instruction include Messianic worship and practice, the Hebrew exegesis, and Rabbinic theology and literature. Though the bulk of coursework can be completed remotely, distance-learning students must complete 45 hours of on-site residency hours.

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    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: Hybrid

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    Association for Biblical Higher Education, Commission on Accreditation

    Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools, Accreditation Commission

    King’s University is accredited by the Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools at the Category IV level and by the Commission on Accreditation of the Association for Biblical Higher Education.

    Requirements

    Applicants must have a Bachelor Degree from a regionally or nationally accredited institution and a minimum 2.0 overall GPA.

    School Overview

    The King's University is a four-year private school located in Vans Nuys, California, near Los Angeles, California. The school was founded as a Pentecostal Charismatic college by Pastor Jack Hayford.

    King's University offers associate’s degrees, bachelor’s degrees, post-baccalaureate certificates, master’s degrees, and doctor’s degrees. Online classes are offered at King’s University to provide convenience to those with busy lifestyles or who can’t make it onto campus. Online courses span six weeks with two online sessions offered each quarter. Students desiring a Masters degree may take half to two-thirds of their courses online but must complete a prescribed number of courses on-ground to graduate.

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