Frequently Asked Questions

How do I apply?
Click here to find application information.
Do I need to have a Bachelor's degree in order to apply?
Click here to see the admission requirements.
Do you have to be Jewish to take your courses?
MJTI admits students of any race, gender, color, nationality or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students of the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, color, nationality or ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies and programs. For more information on MJTI policies, please download the MJTI catalog.
What do I need to do to become a rabbi?
Becoming a rabbi requires requires preparation in the realms of character, spiritual development, and rabbinic perspectives and skills. This is accomplished through a structured program of courses and mentoring. Having completed this preparation, the candidate seeks ordination by an ordaining body.

The MJTI Rabbinic Program does not itself ordain, but completion of our Rabbinic Program meets the requirements for ordination by the Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations (UMJC) and the Messianic Jewish Rabbinical Council (MJRC).

If you are interested in becoming a rabbi, you should email Rabbi Paul Saal at in order to set up a phone interview.

For more information about the Rabbinic Program click here or Contact Us.

I work all day. Can I still take your online courses?
The online “classroom” is an excellent environment for those who require a flexible learning schedule. Learning in their own environment, students have time to digest ideas and process their responses on a level not usually found in a traditional classroom setting.
How long does it take to complete the Master of Jewish Studies degree?
The Master of Jewish Studies degree is designed to be completed in 2 years, but a student may take as long as they wish to complete the program as long as they take at least one class every two years in order to maintain their status as a student in the Master of Jewish Studies Program. For more information regarding student status and leave of student absence please download the MJTI catalog.
What are the costs for your online program?
Click here to find information about tuition costs.
Must the courses be taken in a particular order?
While some of the core courses have prerequisite classroom work or the instructor’s permission, most courses may be taken in any order, according to the schedule of MJTI offerings.
Do you offer scholarships?
Yes, click here to see the scholarship criteria.
Does your school offer any government-funded financial aid?
MJTI students do not currently qualify for government-related financial aid.
How do I register for a course?
Click here for registration information.
Is your school accredited?
The Messianic Jewish Theological Institute is not accredited at this time but we are exploring that process.

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