Biblical and Theological Studies

The Biblical Studies Concentration prepares students with a strong biblical foundation to serve God and neighbor in today’s complex world. Students learn how to interpret Scripture and apply it to their everyday living in a way that is relevant to their community and culture. These studies are designed to empower the student to meet the challenge of contextualizing the Gospel in an increasingly urbanized, international and technological global community.

We offer the following awards: 

  1. Diploma of Biblical and Theological Studies (min. 36cr)
  2. Associate of Arts in Bible & Theology (min. 72cr)
  3. Advanced Diploma of Biblical and Theological Studies (min. 108cr)
  4. Bachelor of Arts in Bible & Theology (128cr])
  5. Bachelor of Theology (128cr; Hebrew and Greek required)
  6. Master of Arts in Bible & Theology (B + 56crs)
  7. Master of Theology (B + 56crs; Hebrew and Greek required)
  8. Doctor of Theology (M + 48crs)

Missiological/Intercultural Studies

The courses offered in Missiological and Intercultural Studies are designed to prepare the student as a leader to engage in cross-cultural ministry locally and globally. This training provides a range of applied and academic disciplines suitable for local church-focused ministry and also missions work in diversified world contexts. Within the overall programs offered there are special sections that are geared towards equipping Christian believers to engage in holistic ministry in today’s multicultural world.

We offer the following awards: 

  1. Master of Philosophy in Intercultural Studies (B + 56crs)
  2. Doctor of Philosophy in Intercultural Studies (M + 48crs)

Christian Ministry

The program in this concentration is designed for a variety of students in contemporary church and marketplace ministries. Those with pastoral experience and those who are involved with ministry through Christian agencies will have the opportunity to strengthen the foundations of ministry and develop new skills. With its emphasis on practical and personal formation as well as its solid underpinning of biblical and theological studies, the degree program gives knowledge and skills for a continuing and deepening ministry.

We offer the following awards: 

  1. Master of Divinity (B + 72crs)
  2. Doctor of Ministry (M + 48crs)

Christian Pastoral Counseling

The Christian Counseling programs offered by NCIU provide students with access to a number of courses based upon the convictions that God’s Word should be the counseling authority of the Christian Church, and that counseling should be part of the basic discipling ministry of a local church through the ministry service of well-trained and equipped Christian believers. Courses are provided that enable understanding of secular psychologies and their impact upon the post-modern communities of urban societies.

We offer the following awards: 

  1. Master of Arts in Christian Pastoral Counseling (B + 56crs)
  2. Doctor of Philosophy in Christian Pastoral Counseling (M + 48crs)

Religious Education

NCIU is committed to a Christian philosophy of education. This means all courses provided by the university are conditioned and directed from a Christ-centered, biblical perspective. The goal of the program is to provide study texts and guided research resources that enable the student in gaining a theocentric understanding of all aspects of the education process. Students are exposed to both an examination of the biblical theology that frames religious education and the history of education development, as well as reviewing contemporary trends and directions in a post-modern secular or pluralistic society.

We offer Doctor of Religious Education (M + 48crs) as an award.

 

Accreditation

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New Covenant International University and Seminary is accredited by Accreditation Service for International Schools, Colleges, and Universities (ASIC). ASIC accreditation helps students and parents make a more informed choice and will also help a school, college, university, training provider or distance education provider, demonstrate to the international student body that they are a high-quality institution. ASIC is recognized by UKVI in UK, is a member of the CHEA International Quality Group (CIQG) in the USA and is listed in their International Directory, is a member of the BQF (British Quality Foundation) and are institutional members of EDEN (European Distance and E-Learning Network). ASIC has also been awarded Full Member status of the International Network for Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education (INQAAHE).

In addition, NCIU is certified by the Council of Private Colleges of America (CPCA), which was set up for religious institutions in America and features a validation process that mirrors the requirements of US state accreditation. The word “certification” is used to ensure that there is no wrong impression given to US students, who associate “accreditation” with state funding. Furthermore, CPCA certification is the Christian, Bible-based response to the high costs of US education and government intrusions into accredited theological programs, while maintaining the highest academic standards. NCIU is also a member of the Florida Council of Private Colleges.

In the past, NCIU graduates have been admitted to Master and Doctoral studies at several internationally recognized Universities and Theological Seminaries, such as Oxford University, Fuller Theological Seminary, Oral Roberts University, Regent University, Azusa Pacific University, University of Wales, and FU Berlin.

NCIU operates under the following Florida legislative provisions to provide religious degrees and awards for religious vocations: New Covenant International, Inc., is a Florida incorporated non-profit educational organization, that has established a private non-public post-secondary institution for the purpose of providing academic degree programs and other educational programs that prepare students for religious vocations as ministers, professionals, or laypersons in the categories of Bible and Theology, Christian Ministry, Christian Mission, and Intercultural Studies, Christian Pastoral Counseling, and Religious Education. NCIU is fully compliant in all statutory requirements qualifying post-secondary degree-granting institutions: Florida Statute 2009 Title XLVIII Chapter 1005.06.(1) (f)[F.S.].

 

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