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FAQ - Messianic Yeshiva



How do I request a catalog?

You may download our complete catalog as an Adobe PDF file which you can then easily print, or you may request that a printed catalog be mailed to you. Incidentally, our website contains all of the information that is in our printed catalog, and much more.

How much is tuition?

The average three-credit course costs about $300 including all materials. The per credit cost is $75 a credit, which is a third of the cost of many major Messianic and Christian based schools.

Do you offer financial aid?

Limited Scholarships are available and usually come in the form of local sponsorship. Many students raise sponsorship funds from their local congregations, family members, employers or crowd funding.

What online degrees are available?

Our Programs page offers complete information about all available degree and certificate programs.

What major areas of study are available?

See our complete list of 13 major concentrations.

Is MDI accredited?

Yes, MDI is privately accredited. For details, see our full accreditation statement.

Are there any residency requirements?

MDI is a 100% distance learning university. You do all of your coursework from home!

Is the program completely online?

All of the books, audios and videos that make up the course materials will be shipped to you. Then you will be able to correspond with your instructor online, or by any other method you choose. You may also submit your coursework via email. In addition, you will have the opportunity to fellowship with other students and alumni in the MDI Online Community, which includes forums, a chat room, site messenger and more.

Can I bring in life experience credit?

Yes. You may receive up to 75% of the credits for your bachelor’s bachelor’s degree and 50% of your graduate degrees from the combination of life experience and credit transfers from other institutions. Learn more about creating a life experience portfolio.

Do you accept credit transfers?

Yes. You may receive up to 75% of the credits for your bachelor’s degree and 50% of your graduate degrees from the combination of life experience and credit transfers from other institutions. See details about transferring credits.

Why are the course syllabi incomplete?

The syllabi that are posted on the website are just samples. They contain the first several pages, not the full syllabus. Most MDI course syllabi are between 20 and 50 pages.

How do I contact MDI?

You can find all of our information on the contact page.

When can I start?

Immediately! Because there is no physical classroom to attend, there is no set schedule that you must conform to. As soon as you receive your course materials you may begin, and your studies continue at your own pace until you complete them.

How do I start?

See the Steps to Becoming a MDI Student and enroll online.

Can I order courses online?

Yes, and it’s very easy. Simply go to Register and complete the online course order form

What is your Statement of Faith?

We believe with complete faith that the Creator creates and guides all creatures, and that He alone made, makes, and will make everything. (Gen. 1)

We believe with complete faith that the Creator is unique, and there is no uniqueness like His in any way, and that He alone is our God, Who was, Who is and Who always will be. (Deut. 6:4; Ex. 3:14)

We believe with complete faith that in the beginning was the Word (Yeshua), and the Word was with God and the Word was God (Devar Adonai / Yeshua). He was in the beginning with God. All things came into being through Him and without Him not one thing came into being. (Jn. 1:1-19; Col. 1:13-20; Rev. 19:13)

We believe with complete faith that the Word became flesh (Yeshua) and lived among us for a time. We know of His glory, the glory of a Father’s only begotten Son. (Jn. 1:14)

We believe with complete faith that the Father brought His Son (Yeshua) into the world through the Holy Spirit and the virgin Miriam and offered Him as the final atoning sacrifice for all mankind and raised Him from the dead. Through this faith, I acknowledge the saving grace of our God and our King. It is through His grace and not our works that we are saved. Our works will prove our faith and so shall we be judged. (Luke 1:26-38; 1Cor. 15:1-8; Rom. 11:6; Rom. 3:23-24; James 2:18,26)

We believe with complete faith in the infilling of the Holy Spirit (Ruach HaKodesh), and that man must be born of water and the Holy Spirit to enter the Kingdom of God. (Jn. 3:5-8)

We believe with complete faith that the true believer in Messiah undergoes a life changing experience causing him to manifest both the fruit and the gifts of the Holy Spirit in his life. (Gal. 5:22)

We believe with complete faith that He (Yeshua) came to fulfill the words of the prophets: “to bring Jacob back to Him (the Father), and that Israel might be gathered to Him; to raise up the tribes of Jacob and to restore the survivors of Israel; and to be a light to the nations, that His salvation may reach to the ends of the earth”, and to bring a fullness to Torah along with a deeper understanding of His appointed times that causes it to be understood from the heart through the Holy Spirit. (Isa. 49:5-6; Isa. 56:1-3; Mat. 5:17-18)

We believe with complete faith the words of Moses the prophet, when he said that Israel will return to the Lord their God, and obey Him with all their heart and with all their soul, then even if they are exiled to the ends of the earth, He will gather them and from there He will bring them back into the land that his ancestors possessed and that he will possess it; and He will make him more numerous and prosperous than his ancestors. (Deut. 30:1-5)

We believe with complete faith that the Lord will reunite the House of Israel and the House of Judah with their companions, and will join them together under one King, Mashiach. (Ezek. 37:15-17)

We believe with complete faith in the return of the Messiah as the Son of David to rule the earth from Jerusalem, and even though He may delay, nevertheless we anticipate every day that He will come. (Mat. 24:30-31; Zec. 14:4; Dan. 7:13)

We believe with complete faith that the Creator rewards with good those who observe His commandments, and punishes those who violate His commandments. (Deut. 11:13-15; 10:12-13; Rev. 22:12; Mat. 5:19; Mat. 12:48-50; Heb. 10:26)

We believe with complete faith that there will be a resurrection of the dead whenever the wish comes from the Creator, blessed be His Name and exalted His mention forever and for all eternity. (Dan. 12:2; Jn. 11:25; 1Cor. 15; Rev. 20:11)