Application Procedures

Application materials for long-term study programs must include:

  1. A completed application form and waiver of liability.
  2. Transcripts of undergraduate work. Original transcripts are required. It is the responsibility of the applicant to request the transcripts to be sent from their previous academic institution.
  3. All applicants are required to have three personal letters of reference transmitted directly to the Registrar. It is the responsibility of the applicant to request these letters from the referees.
  4. An application fee of $75.00 (non-refundable).
  5. Notice of acceptance will be sent by both electronic and postal mail immediately following the decision of the Admissions Committee.

General Admissions Policy

  1. Admission to UHL is not an automatic admission to degree candidacy. At the end of the first semester, a student’s progress and performance is evaluated by the Academic Committee as a condition to admission to degree candidacy.
  2. The requirements for any degree program may be modified by the Academic Committee. Each student has a Program Advisor and the student’s individual academic program is designed with reference to his/her interests, professional goals, and prior preparation.
  3. All Master of Arts degree programs require proficiency in Biblical Hebrew, Aramaic and/or Koine Greek.
  4. All degree programs require the student to take course numbers 1086 and 1087 Land, Nature, and Society in Biblical Times I and II.
  5. All degree programs require the student to take course number 2020 Research Skills and Methodologies.
  6. All non-native English speaking, degree program students are required to take course 2005 Academic English or to pass the equivalency test in Academic English.