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The Foundations of Biblical Faith course is the introductory online 10-week course (3 credits) that provides the foundation to study in WCIU’s Masters of Arts in International Development program*.  Note: Acceptance for our PhD program is currently paused.

During these ten weeks, students will:

  • Understand the purposes of God throughout history
  • Gain a deeper biblical and missiological perspective
  • Study the progress of biblical faith in different times and cultures
  • Reflect critically on your own culture and worldview

    *The transferability of credits earned at William Carey International University (WCIU) is at the complete discretion of the institution to which a student may seek to transfer.

    The next Foundations course will be offered during the Spring 2017 term (April 4, 2017 - June 19, 2017)

    Key Dates for Foundations course:

  • Deadline for complete application to be submitted - March 14, 2017
  • Course registration period begins - March 14 , 2017
  • Course registration period ends - March 20, 2017 (Late Registration deadline - March 27, 2017)
  • Coursework begins - April 4, 2017
  • Last day to drop a course and receive refund - May 8, 2017
  • Coursework ends - June 19, 2017
  • Cost for the Foundations course (3 credits): $600

    (If you are working for an organization that is affiliated with WCIU, please ask them for the promotional code discount number)


    STEP 1: Review conditional enrollment standards

    CONDITIONAL ENROLLMENT: is required for all new students desiring to enter WCIU’s MA program or take the Foundations of Biblical Faith course

  • “Foundations of Biblical Faith is the required preliminary course, and must be passed in order to take further courses
  • “Foundations of Biblical Faith” students are considered “conditionally enrolled” and may take up to 11 credits under conditional enrollment.
  • Credit for Foundations is only granted to students who earn a C- or better in the course. Email admissions@wciu.edu for questions regarding transferability of credits.
  • STEP 2: Complete the Foundations of Biblical Faith Online Application

    Prospective students must have a bachelor’s degree or equivalent to apply.
    Apply Online

    STEP 3: Submit necessary English requirements (if applicable)

    Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to demonstrate the ability to study and complete assignments in English at the graduate level in one or more of the following ways:

    TOEFL score of 90 (for the internet-based test) or 550 (paper-based test)
    IELTS score of 6.5
    Writing sample: 1500 words or more
    View English requirements here.

    STEP 4: Secure a Proctor (if applicable)

    Students must find a proctor to administer any exams they may need to take for admission to a program. For information about getting a proctor and the proctor application, please see “Proctoring for Exams” in the Catalog found under the Academics tab.

    STEP 5: Meet WCIU technology and computer requirements

    Technology Requirements
    The majority of WCIU coursework requires access to the internet for the use of the online library and Populi, our online course management system where students post assignments, interact in discussions, and correspond with faculty. Students must have access to reliable internet to achieve successful academic progress.

    Computer Requirements
    Windows Vista/7/8/10 or comparable Macintosh/Linux operating system
    High speed Internet connection; cable, DSL, etc. (Dialup connections are not recommended.)
    Word Processor, MS Word recommended. (OpenOffice, a free equivalent to Microsoft Office, is available at www.openoffice.org).
    Internet Web Browser (Chrome or Firefox recommended)
    Personal E-mail Address (Gmail or other free account with web access) * Adobe Acrobat Reader (free download, www.adobe.com)

    STEP 6: Sign Conditional Enrollment Agreement

    Accepted students must sign the conditional enrollment agreement before registering for their courses.