A student who plans to become a candidate for a master’s degree must hold a bachelor’s degree.

Masters degrees are constructed of five interrelated areas:

(1) the ISOM Core component, or outside equivalent

(2) an additional five Modules bachelors studies component, or outside equivalent

(3) an additional three Modules masters studies component

(4) a book report component, which encompasses books from the three different modules

(5) the masters thesis component, which consists of a 25-page document.

The following masters degrees are offered through both VIU and CTS:

  • Master of Ministry (M.Min)

The following masters degree is offered through CLU (CLU students must complete the Spiritual Intimacy Module):

  • Master of Ministry (M.Min)


  1. Completion of ISOM Core, which is the first five Trimesters ISOM has to offer.

  2. Completion of five additional modules for bachelors studies, not previously taken, listed next.

  3. Completion of three additional modules for masters studies, not previously taken, from the following:

    • Ministry Module

    • Maturity Module

    • Miracle Living Module

    • WOW Essential Module

    • Messenger Module

    • Messianic Module

    • Understanding Islam Module

    • Apologetics Module

    • Nation-2-Nation Module

    • Marketplace Module Standard 1

    • Marketplace Module Standard 2

    • Spiritual Intimacy Module (required for any degree from CLU)

  4. Completion of nine book reports (three per module for masters studies). 50% passing grade for each book report.

  5. Completion of a 25-page masters thesis. 70% passing grade required for the thesis.

  6. A 70% passing grade per module and an 80% attendance record.

  7. Degree fee of $350


The requirements for a masters degree differs in that there is required supplemental reading. Three books will be required to be read with each module and will be due before moving onto the next module, making a total of nine book reports due at the end of the program. There will be a five-page book report (single spaced at 12pt Times Roman font) required for each book read. While the Modules will be graded in normal ISOM fashion by the school, book reports will be graded at the ISOM headquarters by a Doctorate level instructor. The book reports will count for 30% of a student’s grade (10% for each book). Guidelines will be provided as to what is expected in each book report and sample book reports will be given to show the quality of writing expected.

Students must complete a report from each of the following books:

Module 1

  • Rebuilding the Real You (Jack Hayford)

  • Visionary Leadership (Stan DeKoven)

  • Grace: The DNA of God (Tony Cooke)

Module 2

  • The Team Method of Church Planting (Jim Feeney)

  • Spiritual Leadership: Principles of Excellence for Every Believer (J. Oswald Sanders/Grover Gardner)

  • The Transparent Leader II (Dwight L. Johnson)

Module 3

  • Missions Addiction (David Shibley)

  • What’s the Difference?: A Look at 20 Worldviews, Faiths and Religions (Fritz Ridenour)

  • Followship by Jim Cobrae

Please send all book reports and attachments to – you may also send emails with specific questions to this address. Please make sure before you email your first report that you REGISTER as an enrolled Masters student. This will set you up in our grades system so that all your grades will be tracked.


A student may enroll for thesis only when that student has attained candidacy status for the masters degree. Thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for a masters degree shall meet the following definitions:

A thesis is a written product of the study of a significant problem. It clearly identifies the problem, states the major assumptions, explains the significance of the undertaking, sets forth the sources for and methods of gathering information, analyzes the data, and offers a conclusion or recommendation. The finished product evidence originality, critical and independent thinking, appropriate organization and format, and thorough documentation.

A 25-page document of the thesis will be required. The document must be single spaced with a 12 pt Times New Roman font. Students Very specific guidance will be given to each student as to what is expected in their thesis paper. These guidelines will be given at the shipment of the final module of the Masters program. Students will have seven months from the shipment of their final module to turn in their thesis to qualify for the masters degree. This thesis will be submitted with a masters degree fee of $350 along with an application for transfer credit to ISOM. The thesis will be graded by a Doctorate level instructor at the ISOM headquarters.

A 70% passing grade will be required on the thesis to qualify for graduation.


Our seven-month thesis duration policy was instated so that we can help our students face the challenges of writing.  When people have no deadline, they sometimes also have little motivation.  If a student knows of a deadline, s/he strives to meet it.

We suggest the following schedule:

3 months to research your topic thoroughly

2 months to write the initial draft of the thesis

2 months to revise the thesis, based on your overseer’s advice