Degrees, Diplomas

Degree Programs

   Earning a degree from CIB is no small task. The curriculum is one of the most unique and difficult in the world. Join us for a journey that will change your life and your world forever. Take your understanding of the Bible to a whole new level!

Diploma

Diploma in Biblical Studies  (The KNOWING GOD PROGRAM)

This is our one year program and is the heart of all other programs. All students begin here.

          First Semester

  1. O.T. Survey & Christology
  2. N.T. Devotional Survey
  3. Intro to Church History (& Ministry)
  4. Science and Worldview
  5. Intro to Biblical Tools & Research
          Second Semester

  1. Attributes, Character & Eternal Plan of God
  2. Biographies of Great Christians
  3. Christian Life & Growth
  4. Biblical Counseling Foundation, Intro
  5. Missions Introduction (& Outreach)

Associate

Associate in Biblical Studies (Summers Required)

This two year degree requires summer sessions and a mastery of Greek and an Introduction to Hebrew (or Latin under some conditions). Students translate the entire Greek New Testament for themselves as part of their regular studies. Begins with KNOWING GOD Program and requires Language studies in summer session. Second Summer introduces Hebrew Grammar.

Associate in English (Summers Required)

This two year degree requires two summer sessions and mastery of Basic Greek and Latin. Begins with KNOWING GOD Program and Language studies in summer session. Option of translating the entire Greek New Testament.

Associate in English Literature (Summers Required)

This two year degree requires summers and mastery of Basic Greek and Latin. Begins with KNOWING GOD Program and Language studies in summer session.  Option of translating the entire Greek New Testament.

Certificates

Greek New Testament Translation Certificate

This Certificate is awarded to those who have translated (glossed) the entire Greek New Testament. This is Bible Study directly from the Greek New Testament! Grammar is in Summer Session (10 weeks); then 2 Semesters of Syntax; and then 2 Semesters reading from Matthew to Revelation. You will never read the Bible the same again!

Hebrew Old Testament Translation Certificate

This Certificate is awarded to those who have translated (glossed) the entire Hebrew Old Testament. This is Bible Study direct from the Hebrew Old Testament. Grammar is in Summer Session (10 weeks); then Hebrew Reading in 4 parts. Once you get to the reading in Hebrew you will experience Bible Study like never before!

Bachelor

Bachelor of Divinity (Triple-Minor in Greek, Hebrew & Early Church Writings)

Students master Greek, Hebrew, Aramaic & Latin grammars in Summer Sessions. This is required to translate (gloss or read) the entire Bible in four years. The work is difficult and demanding but the rewards are greater than can be comprehended. You will read all known writings of the early Church up to a.d. 325. Learn for yourself what the early Church did and did not believe, what they would have known nothing about and how they handled persecutions.

Bachelor of Ecclesiastical History (Double-Minor in Greek & Latin)

Students master Greek  & Latin grammars in Summer Sessions. This is required to understand the Bible and the Documents of Church History.  Besides a Basic Introduction to Church History, you will read all known writings of the early Church up to a.d. 325, The primary Major Reformers Documents, 25-30 Biographies, The History of Missions, and much more. Learn for yourself what the early Church did and did not believe, what the Reformation really was about, and more.

Bachelor of English (Double-Minor in Greek & Latin)

This 4 year degree will require at least two summers for Greek and Latin Grammars. Plan on attending in your first summer. You will become fluent in Greek (you will translate the Greek New Testament) and Latin as the foundation to English.

Bachelor of English Literature (Double-Minor in Greek & Latin)

This 4 year degree will require at least two summers for Greek and Latin Grammars. Plan on attending in your first summer.  Welcome to the world of great literature. Translation of the Greek New Testament.

Master

Master of Divinity (Triple-Minor in Greek, Hebrew & Early Church Writings)

You will be required to take Greek, Hebrew, Aramaic & Latin grammars in Summer sessions. This is one of the few four year Master’s program in existence.  Translate (gloss, read) the entire Bible, master the Early Church Fathers, etc.  n.b. If you have the above mentioned languages the course work will be shorter.

Master of Ancient Jewish Interpretation

This 1-2 year Master’s program is for those holding a CIB Divinity degree (do not apply without this).  In this program you will read through the entire Hebrew Bible, read the entire Greek Septuagint (LXX) along side of the Hebrew text, translate the Aramaic Onkelos (also Onqelos) Targum, and read the rest of the major Targumim in English; Old Testament Peshitta is also read for comparison.

Master of Ecclesiastical History (Double-Minor in Greek & Latin)

This is a 1 Year Degree for CIB Graduates and 3 for those not holding a Bachelor degree from CIB.  Greek  & Latin grammars required in Summer Sessions to understand the Bible and the Documents of Church History.  Besides Basic Introduction to Church History, you will read all known writings of the early Church up to a.d. 325, The Major Reformers Documents, Multiple Biographies, The History of Missions, and much more.

Master of Nicene & Post-Nicene Fathers

This 1-2 year Master’s program is for those holding a CIB Divinity degree (do not apply without this).  In this program you will read through massive amounts of actual Church History Documents. Primary authors include Augustine, Chrysostom, and more.

Master of Koine’ Greek

You must have a good grasp of New Testament Greek (or a Bachelor Degree from CIB) for entrance.  This degree will take those with Greek mastery to an even higher level. Includes readings from documents surrounding the Greek New Testament; a complete reading of the Greek texts of: the Septuagint (LXX), Early Church Fathers, and mastery of entire New Testament Greek Vocabulary. You will read through the New Testament Greek Text 20 times!

Master of Biblical Hebrew

You must have a good grasp of Hebrew (or a B.Div. from CIB) for entrance.  This degree will take those with Hebrew mastery to an even higher level. Includes complete mastery of Hebrew vocabulary of the Old Testament.  Translate a Torah from the 1600s, as well as comparative studies in Greek and Aramaic texts. You will read through the entire Hebrew Old Testament 10 times!

Doctorate

Ph.D. (Potential Candidates must hold one of the following degrees from CIB: B.Div., M.Div., M.JI.)

CIB offers one Ph.D. program. You will need to be fluent in Greek, Hebrew, Aramaic, and Latin; and have translated the entire Bible before speaking to us or making application to the PhD program. See course listings to complete preparatory course work. The Ph.D. programs of CIB are not open to the public; you must hold a CIB degree for entrance. Because of our unique approach of requiring candidates to have translated the entire Bible as a foundation to higher Theological studies, as well as have a mastery of the Ante-Nicene Fathers, this limits severely the possible candidates.

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