G.I.B.U Academy Degrees

                 

Dr. Rudolph Q. Kwanue Sr.PhD

Dear Students:

On behalf of Grace International Bible University community, I am delighted to welcome you! You have filled our school with renewed energy and excitement. With every new year comes new opportunities for academic and personal growth, and I look forward to encouraging you along this exciting journey of learning and discovery.

As students, you are the heart of our GIBU community, and the motivation of our faculty and staff. You are part of a proud university family that has come through our 1st year with flying colors and will continue to climb each year!

We ask you to join with us in preserving the values we cherish as an academic institution, fostering an atmosphere that is respectful, supportive, and welcoming to all. As part of the college experience, you also will find camaraderie among peers who share your same interests. You have the opportunity to meet new people and gain valuable life skills through social, cultural, and recreational co-curricular activities. My online classes were some of my most valuable education personally.

We ask that you uphold the integrity of our GIBU community by serving as good neighbors and good stewards. An exciting time at GIBU awaits you! We are so proud to have you with us, and I look forward to seeing you around the online campus throughout the year.

Sincerely,

Dr. Rudolph Q. Kwanue Sr.PhD

Founder & International Director
West Africa, Liberia

Syllabus of Courses

  • ASSOCIATE OF MINISTRY
  • MINISTERIAL DIPLOMA
  • BACHELOR OF MINISTRY
  • MASTER OF MINISTRY
  • MASTER OF DIVINITY (M.DIV.)
  • DOCTOR OF MINISTRY
  • MASTER OF DIVINITY
  • MASTER OF MINISTRY – SPECIALIST
  • MASTER OF Missions – MISSIONARY
  • DOCTOR OF DIVINITY
  • DOCTOR OF CHRISTIAN MINISTRY
  • DOCTOR OF MINISTRY

    GIBU Degrees Program arrangements:

    Associate of Arts Degree “AA”  90 credit hours in total

    What is an Associate Degree and how long does it take?

    A typical associate’s degree with GIBU only takes about two years to obtain if you are a full-time student. For some people already in the workforce trying to get an associate’s might take a little longer as a part time student. Either way it’s usually about 90 credit hours in total. For someone who doesn’t want to commit to a four-year college, an associate’s degree might be a smart choice. Two years is pretty quick, and you’ll have a valuable degree in your field in no time flat. You just have to decide what’s right for you time-wise. You can also take into consideration that the average cost of a two-year degree is much less than a four-year degree.

    BACHELOR DEGREE PROGRAM (120) CREDIT HOURS

    A bachelor’s degree is one of the most common degree options selected by college-bound students. Available in a variety of fields, a bachelor’s degree typically requires about four years of full-time study. Graduates who obtain a bachelor’s degree can move directly into a career option or pursue an advanced degree. In either case, though, a bachelor’s degree is the key that unlocks the door to a world of possibilities as far as career advancement and development goes. A bachelor’s degree at GIBU generally takes four years, or 120 credit hours, to complete. According to this formula with GIBU Bachelor Curriculum, one year is the equivalent of 30 credit hours. Since a year comprised of two semesters, 15 credit hours are equal to one semester A bachelor’s degree is a four-year post-secondary undergraduate degree. In the course of study, students are expected to complete 120-semester credits or roughly 40 college courses. In most cases, only 30 to 36 credits are in your major study area.

    This degree serves as an essential prerequisite for entry into most professional careers. So, it is a critical component for anyone looking for any career advancement. In jobs including teaching, Preaching, and more, you cannot enter the field without at least an entry level degree.

                             MASTER DEGREE PROGRAM 35 = 45 CREDIT HOURS

    What is a Master Degree? It is an academic certification given to individuals when they complete a specific field of study. Such persons conferred with the Master’s Degree are expected to have mastered the specialized high order knowledge about the specific field. Students, who are granted Master’s Degree, have the ability to think independently. They can solve complex problems on their own relating to their field of study. They also have advanced knowledge in their field of specialization and are regarded as experts in that particular field upon completing the required courses for their Master’s Degree. Upon graduation, the student receives their Master’s degree certificate in their chosen field of study with GIBU. Some of the most common master’s degree certificates with GIBU are: Master of Theology, (M.Th), or Master of Christian Education (ME, or M.CED). Master of Divinity M.D/ M.Dvi. ETC

    Admission Requirements for Master’s Degree Program

    All candidates seeking admission to a Master’s Degree program with GIBU must have completed a degree course in an undergraduate University program. Upon completing an undergraduate course of study, the individual receives a Bachelor Degree certificate in their chosen area of study. They may earn degrees such as a Bachelor of Theology (B.Th) or a Bachelor of Christian Education (B.CED). Bachelor’s Degree may also be earned in many other fields of study at the undergraduate level. GIBU require evidence that an individual has completed their Undergraduate program before they may grant such applicant an official letter of admission to one of their Master’s Degree programs.

    In the United States, students enrolled in Doctorate programs may also acquire a Master’s Degree along the way. This means that although such student is pursuing a doctorate program they can earn enough credit hours through their work on Doctorate program to earn their master’s degree in the process as well.

    HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO GET A MASTER’S DEGREE?

    The duration to complete a typical Master’s Degree program in a University may differ from one University to another. GIBU and some Universities offers accelerated Master’s Degree programs that usually take as little as just one year to complete. On the average most Master’s Degree programs would require anywhere from two to three years of course work. In some instances, it may take longer depending on the students’ academic credentials and course load.

    master’s degree typically requires a year and one-half to two years of full-time study. To earn a master’s degree you usually need to complete from 36 to 54 semester credits of study (or 60 to 90 quarter-credits). This equals 12 to 18 college courses.

    For most people, the number of credits you should take each semester will be an individual choice based on a variety of factors. Generally, full-time undergraduate students take about 15 credits per semester and full-time graduate students take about 12 credits.

    ONE YEAR MASTER’S DEGREE PROGRAMS

    Some universities offer one year master’s degree programs. Such programs require full-time attendance in other to complete the course within one year duration. While the course work may be completed within the designated one year period, anyone enrolled in such program would still be required to do a master’s thesis which is part of the general requirement for attaining a master’s degree. The time to complete a master’s thesis differs from one student to another. It could take anywhere from six months to one year depending on the student’s pace.

    WHAT IS A MASTER DEGREE THESIS?

  • A Master thesis is a work or academic writing to be completed by a student pursuing their Master’s Degree program. It is part of the general requirement for completing the Master’s degree program. This document is like a problem-solving plan that chooses an academic topic and discusses problems inherent in the topic area.The thesis writer often endeavors to answer questions such as ‘what issues and problems are involved’ and ‘how and what ways’ could such stated problem be solved. A master’s thesis is a very detailed and thorough work requiring much research.

    The student is working on their Master’s thesis often work with a team of academic advisors whose job is to guide the student through a successful completion of their Master’s Thesis.

    Once the paper is completed, it has to be approved by the Academic Dean of the Department before such document is accepted. The Master’s Thesis is the final requirement a student enrolled in a Master’s program is expected to complete before finishing their master’s program.

    MASTER’S DEGREE GRADUATION CEREMONY

    Once a student enrolled at GIBU in a Master’s degree program and has completed all the course works, they will in the process earn all the required credit hours specified for that program. Upon completion of the required master’s thesis, the student will participate in the graduating ceremony. Their Master’s Degree certificate is given to such student as a testimony from the University that the student has officially completed the required Master’s Degree course.

    DOCTOR STUDIES

    If you already hold a master’s degree, you may be able to complete a doctorate in the same subject area with only three years of additional full-time study. Four-year doctorates will require about 90 to 120 semester credits or 30 to 40 college courses. The length and credits of doctorate programs can vary.

    Both a doctorate and a Ph.D. focus on a single field of study or discipline. The main difference between a doctorate and a Ph.D. is in their respective meanings. A doctorate is an umbrella term for a degree or rank. … Meanwhile, a Ph.D., which stands for Doctor of Philosophy, is classified under academic degrees.

    Bishop Dr. Rudolph Q. Kwanue Sr. PhD.

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Department Heads and Instructors

 

Degree Descriptions for Church Members:

Select the level you love to attained.

3 Months  Certificate in Biblical Studies –Basic Bible and Theology 48 Units +

6 Months  Diploma in Biblical Studies –Basic Bible and Theology 48 Units +

Year 2 Associate of Ministry – Basic Ministry Skills 48 Units +

Year 3 Advance Diploma – Pastorate 48 Units +

Year 4 Bachelor of Ministry – Full Bible Collage Education 48 Units +

Year 5 Master of Ministry 48 Units +

Year 6 Master of Missions – Missionary 48 Units +

Year 7 Master of Divinity – 48 Units +

Year 8 Doctor of Ministry – Highest Professional Level | 48.Units.

 

Some typical concentrations are:

  • Church Growth and Evangelism
  • Foundations of Church Growth
  • Theology of Church Growth
  • Spiritual Issues in Church Growth
  • Mobilizing the Local Church for Cross Cultural Outreach
  • Reinventing Evangelism:
  • New Perspectives on Outreach,
  • Conversion and Discipleship

Spirituality and Renewal

  • The Renewal of the Life and Mission of the Church
  • Minister’s Personal Growth
  • Spirituality and Ministry
  • Spiritual Formation in History and Ministry
  • Marriage and Family
  • Marriage and Family Ministries in the Local Church
  • Building Strong Families Through the Local Church
  • Small Groups and Christian Community
  • Exegeting the Culture/Applying the Text
  • Mobilizing and Equipping Laity for Ministry
  • Building Christian Community Through Small Groups
  • Recovery Ministries in the Local Church
  • Equipping the Laity for Caring Ministry
  • Developing Cell-Based Ministries

 

LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT

  • Foundations of Church Management
  • Envisioning Your Ministry
  • Conflict Management in the Local Church
  • Theology, Theory and Practice of Leadership
  • Lifelong Leadership Development
  • Managing Conflict
  • Changing Paradigms of Leadership:
  • Revisioning the Church in the 21st Century

 

Preaching and Worship

       Theology and Ministry of Worship

  • Theology and Practice of Preaching
  • Preaching That Transforms
  • Bible and Theology
  • Theology of Ministry
  • The Hebrew Old Testament in the Pastor’s Life and Ministry
  • The Greek New Testament in the Pastor’s Life and Ministry

 

DISCIPLESHIP

       Growing a Disciple-Making Congregation

  • Adult Formation Through Interactive Bible Teaching
  • Disciples Are Made, Not Born
  • Discipling Groups in the Great Commission
  • Making Disciples of Panta ta Ethane

Sample

DOCTORATE DEGREES:

1. Doctor of Bible Studies.
2. Doctor of Psychology.
3. Doctor of Churh Administration.
4. Doctor of Christian Education
5. Doctor of Christian Technology.
6. Doctor of Ministry (D. Min).
7. Doctor of Missions.
8.Doctor of Divinity(D.D).
9. Doctor of Christian Apologetic.
10. Doctor of Modern Languages.
11.  Doctor of Biblical History.
12. Doctor of Audiology.
13. Doctor of Christian Health Administration.
14. Doctor of Letters.

Ph.D – DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY.
1. Doctor of Philosophy in Biblical Studies.
2. Doctor of Philosophy in Theology.
3. Doctor of Philosophy in Christian Counseling.
4. Doctor of Philosophy in Christian Social Work.
5. Doctor of Philosophy in Christian Education.
6. Doctor of Philosophy in Ministry

Doctorate Degree Programs – Course Requirements

Doctor of Biblical Studies
New Testament Studies
15 Semester hours
Old Testament Studies
15 Semester hours
Practical Theology
6 Semester hours
Systematic Theology
9 Semester hours
Theological Studies
6 Semester hours
Doctoral Dissertation
9 Semester hours
Total Semester hours:
60 Semester hours

Doctor of Christian Counseling

Christian Counseling
12 Semester hours
Psychology
6 Semester hours
Practical Theology
9 Semester hours
Doctoral Dissertation
6 Semester hours
Total Semester hours:
36 Semester hours

Doctor of Christian Education/Administration

Christian Counseling
12 Semester hours
Practical Theology
9 Semester hours
Hermeneutics
3 Semester hours
History of Christian Education
3 Semester hours
Doctoral Dissertation
9 Semester hours
Total Semester hours:
36 Semester hours

Doctor of Ministry – for Students WITH a M.Div.

Practical Theology
9 Semester hours
Systematic Theology
6 Semester hours
Theological Studies
9 Semester hours
Apologetics
3 Semester hours
Doctoral Dissertation
9 Semester hours
Total Semester hours:
36 Semester hours

Doctor of Ministry – for Students WITHOUT a M.Div.

Practical Theology
9 Semester hours
Systematic Theology
9 Semester hours
Theological Studies
9 Semester hours
Apologetics
3 Semester hours
Hermeneutics
3 Semester hours
Homiletics
3 Semester hours
World Missions
3 Semester hours
History of Christianity II
3 Semester hours

History of Christian Education

3 Semester hours
New Testament Studies
3 Semester hours
Old Testament Studies
3 Semester hours
Doctoral Dissertation
9 Semester hours
Total Semester hours:
60 Semester hours

Doctor of Pastoral Theology

Practical Theology
6 Semester hours
Systematic Theology
9 Semester hours
Theological Studies
6 Semester hours
CED 601 Youth Ministry II
3 Semester hours
PRE 601 Homiletics
3 Semester hours
Doctoral Dissertation
9 Semester hours
Total Semester hours:
36 Semester hours

Doctor of Theology
Practical Theology
6 Semester hours
Systematic Theology
15 Semester hours
New Testament Studies
9 Semester hours
Old Testament Studies
9 Semester hours
Theological Studies
12 Semester hours
Doctoral Dissertation
9 Semester hours
Total Semester hours:
36 Semester hours

Bishop. Dr. Rudolph Q. Kwanue, Sr. PhD.

Founder & International Director