The UD School of Ministry has been offering online education through the graduate program since 2005. From the start, our commitment has been to provide our online students the same "theological education for transformative service" that we offer our students that attend in the onsite classroom. The same comprehensive curriculum, rigorous coursework, pastoral application, and community of learning which we've been fostering successfully for over 25 years are equally available to students participating in the online format.
Students with internet access can take a wide array of courses from anywhere in the world. All of the core courses required for our master's degrees are offered online and many electives are available as well.
Our approach to online education is unique. Here is what sets our online program apart:
There are no residential or onsite attendance requirements.
These online courses are offered by a regionally accredited, Catholic university.
Online master's degree courses offered by the School of Ministry are identical to the courses offered onsite. There is no "transcript difference" between students who take courses onsite or online.
Because the online and onsite courses are identical, students can do all courses online, all courses onsite, or they may choose to do some courses online and some onsite.
UD School of Ministry online classes are given by the same professors who teach onsite. Lectures, discussion groups and live tutorial chats are all led by a fully qualified professor, not by a teaching assistant. In UD School of Ministry online courses, the professor who writes the course teaches the course.