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Program Description

The Israel Bible Extension program, “IBEX,” is TMU’s 15-week semester abroad program in Israel. IBEX provides a quality educational opportunity for students who wish to enhance their knowledge of the geography, history, archaeology, and culture of the land of Israel. Classroom lectures and frequent field trips expose students to every corner of the land and to every period of the history of the people of that land. Each student’s educational experience, as well as his or her personal maturation, is significantly enhanced by the cross-cultural experience which the semester-abroad program provides.



The price for a semester in Israel (including tuition, full board and class-related travel expenses) is the same as that of a TMU student living on the California campus, plus the cost of airfare.


Our extension campus is at Yad Hashmona near Jerusalem. Facilities include:

  • dormitory

  • cafeteria

  • library

  • classroom

  • student lounge

March 2020 Update, COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information

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Short-Term Programs

Academic study trips (both bachelors and graduate level; 2-4 credits) are sometimes offered during the summer months between regular semesters.


During the semester program, IBEX students participate in various archaeological excavations at ancient sites associated with biblical events. Participants in short-term trips often are able to participate in a “Dig for a Day.”

“The world is a great book, of which they who never stir from home read only a page.”

-Augustine (AD 354-430)

For more information, contact our IBEX Office.

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Contact Info

IBEX Office

The Master’s University

21726 Placerita Canyon Road #16

Santa Clarita, CA 91321

Phone: 661-362-2616

Fax: 661-362-2712

Email: ibexoffice@masters.edu

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Application Process Descriptions

IBEX Application

Please read the criteria carefully to find the IBEX application that fits your academic situation. This program is open to undergraduate college students of sophomore standing or higher only.

These applications are for the semester program only. Please contact the IBEX Office for information on short-term trips.

The Master’s University Student IBEX Application

IBEX application for university students accepted by or currently attending The Master’s University

Click here to complete the TMU IBEX application Online

Consortium Student IBEX Application

IBEX application for college students attending one of the following colleges:

  • Baptist Bible College (Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania)

  • Cedarville University (Cedarville, Ohio)

  • Corban College (Salem, Oregon)

  • Moody Bible Institute (Chicago, Illinois)

  • Philadelphia Biblical University (Langhorne, Pennsylvania)

Click here to view the Consortium Student IBEX Application

Non-Consortium Student IBEX Application

IBEX application for college students attending neither The Master’s University nor an IBEX consortium college (see above).

Click Here to view the Non-Consortium Student IBEX Application

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