5.9 Holy Land Studies

5.9 Holy Land Studies


The Seminary is associated with the Jerusalem University College (www.juc.edu). Students who participate in this program may receive academic credit upon approval by the Registrar, in consultation with the relevant department coordinator, and scholarship aid may be granted to help defray the costs of participation. Information concerning Holy Land studies may be secured from the Director of the Program for Holy Land Studies.

Students in the programs indicated below may complete part of their program at the Jerusalem University College (JUC) as indicated:

  1. M.Div. and M.A.R. degree programs: Elective course work may be selected from among approved Master’s-level courses at JUC. Approved JUC courses will be regarded as transfer credit when applied to the student’s Westminster degree program. Depending on the student’s program and emphasis, a student may request JUC transfer credit of up to 18 elective hours.
  2. Th.M./Ph.D. degree programs: Up to one-third (two courses) of the course work for either the Th.M. in Old Testament or the Th.M. in New Testament may be selected from among approved Master’s-level courses at JUC. Up to one-third (five courses) of the course work for the Ph.D. in Hermeneutics and Biblical Interpretation may be selected from approved Master’s-level courses at JUC. Normally, Th.M./Ph.D. students will need to complete additional work in each of the Master’s courses taken at JUC in order for those courses to be credited toward Westminster’s Th.M./Ph.D. programs. Arrangements for this additional work must be made in advance through the student’s advisor at Westminster and in consultation with the appropriate faculty member at JUC. The JUC course plus additional work will be considered an independent study, with the student receiving a grade that is a weighted average of the additional work and the grade for the JUC course.

Westminster students who, under provisions (1), and (2) above, pursue any work at JUC ordinarily will be expected to participate in an approved Reformed ministry in Israel.