Kanakuk Institute Partnership

Learn more about completing your master's degree at JBU

What KI students are saying:


Meredith Stricker

Meredith Stricker

"Regardless of vocation, my graduate studies at JBU increase my ability to be leveraged for the kingdom. I am not only being trained in business, but my professors also model the professional application of faith on a personal and practical level."

Cole Wardell

Cole Wardell

"I have been able to take the tools I am learning through the JBU coursework and apply them directly to my job. It has been great to apply the things I learn from JBU almost immediately."

Adair Neely

Adair Neely

"Flexibility is the biggest advantage of the JBU/KI partnership. You can get a master's degree from JBU no matter where you live and no matter what your schedule is."


Thank you for considering John Brown University's Graduate School programs in conjunction with the professional and spiritual preparation you are receiving or have received during your time at Kanakuk Institute. JBU is very proud to have shared in an ongoing relationship with the Institute for many years and is pleased that our academic programs can provide you with further professional development and an opportunity to earn a master’s degree.

Credit Award

Students who complete the Kanakuk Institute will be granted up to 12 hours of credit toward degree requirements, depending on the specific academic program. These hours may be applied to any of the following master’s degrees.

Talk to your admissions counselor to learn which degree requirements are fulfilled by KI.

Course Locations

All graduate business and higher education courses courses can be completed online or at one of the three JBU educational centers in Arkansas: Rogers, Fort Smith and Little Rock. MFA courses are online, via video connection, and in-person including one, two-week campus visit in May during the first year and a four-week partnership during the summer before the last year. You can begin your JBU studies online while attending the Institute and be well on your way to the achievement of your master’s degree when you complete KI, or you can begin your JBU studies upon completion of the Institute.    

Next Step

Whether you have completed the Kanakuk Institute or are just beginning, please consider contacting our admissions representative to discuss a plan that will allow you to earn your master's degree in conjunction with the work you are doing or have done at KI.

Kent ShafferKent Shaffer
Graduate Program Representative
P 479-631-4665  |  800-528-4723
C 479-372-7322

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