The Foundation is an educational institution that identifies and endorses programs and venues throughout the U.S. and abroad where students may complete the academic requirements of their degree program. Students may also complete coursework directly through the Foundation, in the form of online, distance or on-site study. Students of the Foundation enjoy the flexibility of designing their own curriculum based on their preference of degree specialization, venue location, course delivery method, and time and financial commitment. Students work at their own pace within the timeframe of their degree programs.
Degrees are offered at the undergraduate level through Cloverdale College and at the graduate level through the Graduate Theological Foundation. Both professional level (praxis-oriented) and academic level (research-oriented) graduate degrees are offered at the Foundation.
Professional degrees are oriented toward praxis in the relevant field of study with an emphasis placed upon topical issues, problem-solving agendas and mechanisms for implementation strategies. The exit project may be presented through the use of various media such as workbooks and manuals, videos, CD-ROMs, websites and DVDs. The end product is evaluated by the faculty. No oral defense is required.
Academic degrees are research-oriented and based upon an information retrieval and utilization agenda requiring the use of the Foundation's E-Library or comparable physical research library. The end product is a master's or doctoral thesis written under faculty supervision and endorsed by the supervisor. An oral defense is required for the doctoral thesis.