1. Academic Consultation
    2. Apply for Admission
    3. Schedule Online Interview


  1. Upon Acceptance

    1. Select an Advisor
    2. Degree Program Declaration
    3. Course Transfer Assessment and Accreditation
      Courses from non-accredited universities or private courses are assessed a review and accreditation fee of $12-USD.
    4. Select the coursework you will complete for your degree program.

      You may complete the courses at any institution or select from courses that are accredited by and listed with the Ordination Institute.


  2. Undergraduates

    1. Pass the Completion Exam
    2. Undergraduate degree awarded


  3. Masters and Doctoral Graduates and Independent Dissertations

    1. Select the coursework you will complete for your degree program if required
    2. Consult with your thesis or dissertation Advisor to formalize graduate research
    3. Log research and findings
    4. Complete your thesis or dissertation
    5. Submit for Review
    6. Thesis or Dissertation Defense
    7. Graduate Degree Awarded
Undergraduate  Graduate  MA.  Graduate Ph.D.
Courses and Field Research Thesis Dissertation

  • Your coursework will be reviewed by your Advisor and approved by the degree program's Review Board. The Review Board will confirm the requirements for your Completion Exam and field research.
  • Transfer all educational credits from any secular or religious education institute or private courses that are applicable for your degree - with verifiable documentation: course description, final grades, completed course work, and your final projects.
  • Login to the Coursework Center to view syllabi, coursework material and assignments, and guidance tests.
  • Field Research & Assignment Submission
    Conduct and submit research, interviews, and field investigations
  • Schedule and pass your Completion Exam
    Upon successfully passing the Completion Exam with a score of no less than 96%, your degree will be awarded.
  • Full Degree Track
    Obtain your Bachelors, Masters, and Doctoral degrees
    See Treatise outline
  1. Write your treatise
    Make use of the Graduate Networks for research assistance and alumni contacts
  2. Present your draft treatise to your Advisor.
  3. Submit Final Treatise
    Advisors must approve all treatise submissions.
  4. Upon approval of your treatise by the Board of Review, you will be scheduled for your oral presentation and defense.
  5. Upon successful defense of your treatise the Board of Review and Trustees will confirm and grant your degree.


How long will it take to earn my degree?

Degree Acquisition Time Frame

Masters Degree - Treatise or Thesis Required Ph.D. - Doctoral Dissertation Required
Theology: M.A. 2 to 4 years  Theology: Ph.D. 4 to 6 years (Masters Required or
a total of 8 to 10 years of advanced academic study and research required)
Social-Economics: M.A. 2 to 4 years

Social Economics: 2 to 4 years (Masters Required or
a total of 6 to 8 years of advanced academic study and research required)

Political Science and Spiritual Governance: M.A. 2 to 4 years Political Science and Spiritual Governance: 2 to 4 years (Masters Required or
a total of 6 to 8 years of advanced academic study and research required)
Undergraduate - Bachelors Degrees (Completion Exam Required)  
Theology: B.A. 4 to 6 years 
Social-Economics: B.S. 4 years (2 years of study and 2 years of field research)

Political Science: B.S. 4 years (2 years of study and 2 years of field research)

Undergraduates should take the completion exam, when they believe themselves to be completely competent in all course work.

Begin working on your masters thesis or doctoral dissertation after you have passed the completion exam.

Your dissertation thesis will be reviewed by your Graduate Advisor and you will present your dissertation thesis to the Board of Review. Upon confirmation you will be cleared to research and finalize your dissertation.
After submission of your final draft, you will be scheduled to present and defend your dissertation.


Graduate and Undergraduate Studies


Our diverse graduate and alumni networks
offer a rich intellectual and cultural exchange.


Graduate Admissions

Graduate Treatise approval from the Boards of Review and Trustees of your chosen field of study is required to gain admission, or a score in the top percentile (96 percentile or above) for the Completion Exam during your undergraduate program.


Under-Graduate Admissions

Admission to the undergraduate program is granted by the Board of Directors and Trustees.
A request for admission is required with your application and will be reviewed by the Board, who will schedule an in-person interview with applicants.


Degree Acquisition Process - How it works


We believe in open learning environments
that embrace academic accomplishments and life experience.

~ Observation of Creation is the source of knowledge ~


OI's makes use of unbiased grading methodology, with use of advanced exam applications (Completion Exam), and the written, filmed, and oral presentation of the Graduate Treatise or Dissertation for the selected Degree Program.

Board members and Trustees review of scholars treatises ensures graduates have acquired a comprehensive and global perspective regarding their field.


The undergraduate Completion Exam encompasses all coursework from general education to the advanced curriculum approved by the Ordination Institute's Professors and Trustees.

Guidance tests, one to one instruction, small and large group lectures, as well as work study, and field examinations and experiments are utilized to ensure scholars have a thorough understanding of their field and real-world experience.


 Thinking out of the Box
to Solve Problems


Education Requirements & Materials
Professor lecture credits are purchased on an ongoing basis by students when they require professional assistance and insight from department professors. The credits are used for one to one instruction or small or large group lectures.

Scholars have access to the curriculum outlines, course materials, and online on-demand lectures by subject matter, as well as Principal Alumni Treatises and Dissertations.

Course reference books are not included in the fee schedule.

A suggested course book list is provided, and an online book exchange program is accessible to scholars. 


Our Professors and Instructors are Focused on Teaching
and our Review Boards on making sure you get it right.

Our goal is 96% Competency and above


Your Graduate Treatise or Doctoral Dissertation  will be made available to employment partners.

Degree Expiration
Degrees do not expire.
Continuing Education Credits are required to have your degree noted as, "In Good Standing". 
Continuing Education ensures all graduates are up to date on the latest field developments.
Work experience in your field of study can be used to meet Continuing Education Credit requirements. 

If there is significant information updates for your field of study, you will be informed of the required "update due by date," to maintain your degree in good standing. Ad link will be provided to the course material and online exam updates.