ISOM has partnered with the following institutions to offer an associate degree: Vision International University (VIU), Covenant Theological Seminary (CTS), or Christian Leadership University (CLU)
The following associate degree is offered through VIU:
The following associate degree is offered through CTS and CLU (CLU students must complete the Spiritual Intimacy Module):
Bachelors degrees are constructed of two interrelated areas: (1) the ISOM Core component, which is the basis for all ISOM degrees with courses that offer training to turn churches into training centers, and then into church-planting centers; and (2) an additional Module component, which explores a specific area of ministry or captures the teaching of a single ministry leader.
The following bachelors degree is offered through VIU and CTS:
The following bachelors degree is offered through CLU (CLU students must complete the Spiritual Intimacy Module):
A student who plans to become a candidate for a master’s degree must hold a bachelor’s degree.
Masters degrees are constructed of five interrelated areas:
(1) the ISOM Core component, or outside equivalent
(2) an additional five Modules bachelors studies component, or outside equivalent
(3) an additional three Modules masters studies component
(4) a book report component, which encompasses books from the three different modules
(5) the masters thesis component, which consists of a 25-page document.
The following masters degrees are offered through both VIU and CTS:
The following masters degree is offered through CLU (CLU students must complete the Spiritual Intimacy Module):
The requirements for a masters degree differs in that there is required supplemental reading. Three books will be required to be read with each module and will be due before moving onto the next module, making a total of nine book reports due at the end of the program. There will be a five-page book report (single spaced at 12pt Times Roman font) required for each book read. While the Modules will be graded in normal ISOM fashion by the school, book reports will be graded at the ISOM headquarters by a Doctorate level instructor. The book reports will count for 30% of a student’s grade (10% for each book). Guidelines will be provided as to what is expected in each book report and sample book reports will be given to show the quality of writing expected.
Students must complete a report from each of the following books:
Please send all book reports and attachments to firstname.lastname@example.org – you may also send emails with specific questions to this address. Please make sure before you email your first report that you REGISTER as an enrolled Masters student. This will set you up in our grades system so that all your grades will be tracked.
A student may enroll for thesis only when that student has attained candidacy status for the masters degree. Thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for a masters degree shall meet the following definitions:
A thesis is a written product of the study of a significant problem. It clearly identifies the problem, states the major assumptions, explains the significance of the undertaking, sets forth the sources for and methods of gathering information, analyzes the data, and offers a conclusion or recommendation. The finished product evidence originality, critical and independent thinking, appropriate organization and format, and thorough documentation.
A 25-page document of the thesis will be required. The document must be single spaced with a 12 pt Times New Roman font. Students Very specific guidance will be given to each student as to what is expected in their thesis paper. These guidelines will be given at the shipment of the final module of the Masters program. Students will have seven months from the shipment of their final module to turn in their thesis to qualify for the masters degree. This thesis will be submitted with a masters degree fee of $350 along with an application for transfer credit to ISOM. The thesis will be graded by a Doctorate level instructor at the ISOM headquarters.
A 70% passing grade will be required on the thesis to qualify for graduation.
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