Academic Catalog 2014.2015 - page 43

Academic Programs Overview
educational program and an environment of
spiritual fellowship and relationships that emphasize
unreserved commitment to the worship of God,
submission to the authority of the Scriptures, a life of
personal holiness, the priority of the local church and
the mission of penetrating the world with the Truth.
The Master’s Seminary offers six degree programs:
• Master of Divinity (M.Div.)
• Bachelor of Theology (Th.B.)
• Diploma of Theology (Dip.Th.)
• Master of Theology (Th.M.)
• Doctor of Theology (Th.D.)
• Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.)
The Master’s Seminary is located on the campus of
Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, California.
Prospective applicants may request further
information by calling The Master’s Seminary Office
of Admissions at 1-800-CALL-TMS (1-800-225-
5867). Website:
The Master’s College cooperative study programs
providestudents with numerous opportunities for
off-campus learning experiences locally, nationally
and internationally.
In addition to TMC’s own Israel Bible Extension
(IBEX), students benefit from the college’s
membership in the Council for Christian Colleges
and Universities, which provides for off-campus
learning opportunities. For information on Council-
sponsored programs, write or call:
Council for Christian Colleges and Universities
321 Eighth Street, N.E.
Washington, D.C. 20002
(202) 546-8713 • (202) 546-8914 fax
American Studies Program (ASP)
Founded in 1976, the American Studies Program
has served hundreds of students as a “Washington,
D.C. campus.” ASP uses Washington as a stimulating
educational laboratory where collegians gain hands-
on experience with an internship in their chosen
field. Participants explore pressing national and
international issues in public policy seminars led by
ASP faculty and Washington professionals. Students
select enrollment in the Public Affairs or Marketplace
track. Both tracks examine the same public issues and
culminate in field projects assessing those issues in
light of biblical principles and Christian responsibility.
Students in the Public Affairs Track use policy concepts
to evaluate contending approaches, while students in
the Marketplace Track analyze the issues by assessing
how business and commercial environments shape
different perspectives. The aim of the program is to
help Council schools prepare their students to live
faithfully in contemporary society as followers of
Christ. Students earn 16 semester hours of credit.
program is sponsored by The Master’s College & Seminary.
Au Sable Institute of Environmental Studies
Students at The Master’s College are eligible to take
courses in environmental field studies through the
Au Sable Institute. This Christian organization offers
college-level courses at campuses in Michigan (Great
Lakes); Whidbey Island in Puget Sound, Washington;
Tangier Island, Virginia; Tamil Nadu, South Africa; and
Kenya, Africa during January and in the summer. The
four-unit course offerings include Marine Stewardships,
Plant Ecology and Aquatic Biology among others.
The students register at The Master’s College for
LS348 Biological Field Studies and take the course
at the respective campus. The Institute also offers a
Stewardship Ecologist Certificate, Naturalist Certificate
and Land Resources Analyst Certificate. Several
fellowships and scholarships are available through the
Institute. Contact Dr. Dennis Englin, the Au Sable
campus representative, about current offerings and
registration procedures. Students earn 4 semester hours
of credit.
This program is sponsored by The Master’s College
& Seminary.
Australia Studies Centre (ASC)
Since Spring 2004, the CCCU has partnered with
the Wesley Institute in Sydney, Australia to offer the
Australia Studies Centre. Throughout the semester,
students study theology, global justice issues affecting
Australia, Indigenous cultures and the arts. Every
student is required to take the courses “The View from
Australia: Issues in Religion, Politics, Economics &
Cultural Values” and “Indigenous History, Cultures
& Identity.”
Additionally, students choose electives in theology/
ministry, music, drawing/ graphic design, dance and/or
drama. Home stays, service learning and travel around
Australia are important components of the ASC.
Students observe Australia’s beautiful landscape, live
in the cosmopolitan melting pot of Sydney, connect
with the poor of Sydney’s multi-cultural ghettos, and
engage the political capital Canberra and its power
players. Students also come to know the traditions of
Aboriginal people during an Outback excursion and
spend the last week of each semester traveling to New
Zealand to meet with Maori people. ASC students earn
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