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Welcome! We are excited that you have
chosen to enroll with Friend International Christian University.
FICU has several ways of assisting your the the
enrollment process: please choose the one that suits you best.
Online Application: Please complete the
online application to begin the admissions process. Please
click here when you are ready to
complete our simple application form.
All application and registration fees are non-refundable.
U.S. Postal Service: If you would prefer the
traditional method please contact FICU at
received a Student Enrollment Package email email@example.com
with your full name, mailing address, email address, telephone
number, and an enrollment packet will be mailed to you immediately.
By Telephone: You may call
1-877-229-3109 and speak to an Academic Advisor who would be
pleased to answer any questions or concerns.
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INDEPENDENT INDIVIDUALIZED PROGRAM
ADMISSION AND COMPLETION
The competency level of a prospective student is
evaluated by review of the individual's application for admission
and a portfolio. The portfolio includes a detailed
ministerial/occupational resume, official transcripts and other
documents supporting previous academic work, and specialized
training certificates. Evaluation of each individual's portfolio of
documents is the key component for acceptance of an individual into
an independent and individualized degree program for either
undergraduate or graduate work. The evaluation is planned to
determine whether an applicant has the appropriate educational
background, occupational accomplishment and attitudinal motivation
necessary to function effectively in an independent, individualized
educational environment. Motivation is a fundamental factor for
determining whether an individual can successfully function in this
type of learning situation.
You must be a member
of the Body of Christ
to participate in this education opportunity. If you are not a
member, click here.
BACHELOR'S & MASTER'S
DOCTORAL DEGREE CANDIDATES
Concurrent Degree Programs
MASTERS & DOCTORAL
THE FINAL ASSESSMENT
The Final Assessment offers the Graduate Review
Committee an opportunity to review and assess all course work
requirements, and research project, or thesis requirements, and
research project, or thesis requirements completed during the
student's program. The Assessment is intended to determine that the
student has completed all graduation requirements, and has
demonstrated an adequate level of competence in the study program.
The Final Assessment is conducted as a University
function and does not require student participation. Ultimately, a
Final Assessment Report and transcript are prepared and placed in
the student's file, which documents the rationale supporting the
award of the degree.
The Final Assessment of each doctoral degree
candidate's records offers the Doctoral Review Committee an
opportunity to review and assess the results of all completed course
work assignments as well as the Dissertation portion of each
candidate's program. The Final Assessment is intended to determine
whether the candidate has demonstrated level of competence and
learning outcomes comparable to those expected from a doctoral
candidate in a more traditional setting.
Upon acceptance of the committee of all work
presented, the candidate will receive immediate acknowledgment of
satisfaction of all graduation requirements. A formal Final
Assessment Committee Report will be placed in the candidate's
portfolio. The degree and official transcript will be mailed to the
graduate upon receipt of the degree from the engraver.
THE CONCURRENT DEGREE PROGRAMS
A Bachelor's Degree is ordinarily required to enter
a Master's Degree Program. However, an applicant not holding a
Bachelor's Degree may be offered an opportunity to concurrently earn
both degrees if he or she meets the prerequisites listed below.
An applicant should have evidence of
professional ministry or lifetime learning experience comparable
to 60 or more units of bible/theology or general education
credit within their major.
An applicant having five years full time
leadership experience in the ministry can expect to meet the
In this Concurrent Bachelors/Masters Degree Program,
the student must complete the normal requirements for the Bachelor's
and Master's Degree Programs, with one exception. Completion of the
Bachelor's Research Project will be satisfied with completion of the
Masters Thesis project.
However, if a student doesn't have the required
lifetime learning experience, the Bachelor's Research Project
requirement will not have been met until the Master's Thesis is
completed, the Bachelor's Degree is not earned, nor can it be
awarded until the Master's Thesis is completed.
The date reflected on the Bachelor's Degree will
represent the date when the last requirement for course work is
deemed completed by the Assessment Board, completing the program.
THE CONCURRENT DEGREE PROGRAM
A Master's Degree is ordinarily required to enter a
Doctoral Degree Program. However, an applicant not holding a
Master's Degree may be offered an opportunity to concurrently earn
both the Master's and Doctoral Degrees if he or she meets the
prerequisites listed below:
An applicant must hold a Bachelor's Degree in
the Major the Program for which the student is submitting an
Application for Admission. A Bachelor's Degree in another field
may be substituted if the evaluation of the applicants' entire
learning background seems to indicate the student possesses the
necessary foundation to succeed in the program.
An applicant having seven years full time
leadership experience in the ministry can expect to meet the
In this Concurrent Masters/Doctoral Degree Program,
the student will not be required to complete Masters Thesis Project.
The Doctoral Dissertation will have satisfied this requirement.
However, if a student doesn't have the required lifetime learning
experience, the Master's Thesis portion requirement will not have
been met until the Doctoral Dissertation is completed, the Master's
Degree is not earned, nor can it be awarded until the doctoral
dissertation is completed and submitted to FICU.