Jerusalem University College, an independent, degree-granting academic institution in Jerusalem, is also an extension campus for over 70 accredited Christian colleges, universities, and seminaries around the world.
Master of Arts
We offer the Master of Arts degree and graduate certificate in four areas:
We offer short-term intensive courses for academic credit or personal enrichment. We can also design special courses or study opportunities for schools and churches that would like to participate in unique Israel-based learning experiences.
The JUC campus sits just outside the walls of the Old City of Jerusalem. Our students are a short walk away from the major religious and cultural communities — and archaeological remains — of the city.
Jerusalem University College, also known as the Institute of Holy Land Studies, has grown to become the flagship school for a Protestant world that is increasingly interested in biblically-based studies in the Middle East.
Read how studying in Jerusalem has impacted how our students understand the world of the Bible and the Modern Middle East today. In the words of Phillip, disciple of Jesus, "Come and see."
"Studying at JUC changed my life and career. It gave me grounding in the study of land and language critical for a proper understanding of biblical literature and history. This still enriches and informs the way I read the Bible."
William M. SchniedewindProfessor of Biblical Studies and Northwest Semitic Languages, UCLA
"The program and faculty at JUC were just what I needed. They set my feet on a path that ultimately led to a wonderful, fulfilling career and, more importantly, combined to inform and deepen my faith. What a rich resource, one that simply cannot be duplicated elsewhere in the world, awaits future students who find their way to Mount Zion."
Ron E. TappyG. Albert Shoemaker Professor of Bible and Archaeology, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary
"My time at JUC instilled in me a passion to study the Bible within its historical and geographical context. The education I received was an excellent foundation for my Ph.D. studies as well as my current research. Now that I am a professor, I hope that I am instilling in my students this same passion."
Dr. Steven M. OrtizDirector of the Center for Archaeological Studies, Lipscomb University
"I came to JUC in need of significant professional, scholarly, and personal renewal after 20 years in the seminary classroom. Almost immediately I began to sense something exciting and transformative was going to happen to my students and to me. Every time I have returned to JUC since then, I have experienced that renewal all over again, and I am delighted to see my students discover the concreteness of the Bible when it is read in its context."
Lawson StoneProfessor of Old Testament, Asbury Theological Seminary
"My year of study at JUC was one of the best decisions of my ministry. The time at JUC, reading the Bible with my feet on field studies, and studying the Hebraic roots of the church with my exceptional faculty, reinvigorated my sense of call and has given new depth to my teaching and preaching. I think that all pastors can benefit and be blessed by the unique study opportunities offered at JUC."
Heidi KinnerAssociate Chaplain, Christ Memorial Chapel, Jupiter Island, Florida