Do I have to complete the degree in four years?
No, students can take longer than four years, or utilize summer and winter terms to finish the degree in less than four years. There are no additional costs or fees for continuing after the fourth year.
Are there any extra fees related to evening classes?
No, evening M.Div. students will pay the regular on-campus tuition and fees, without any additional costs.
Can Evening M.Div. students also take classes during the day?
Yes, Evening M.Div. students are full residential students and can choose any courses.
Will Evening M.Div. courses have the same format as courses offered during the day?
No, the Evening M.Div. is not merely evening course offerings, it is an innovative model for theological education.
Each course meets every-other Monday or Tuesday from 6 – 10 p.m. Additional instruction, assignments, and class interaction will take place throughout the week online. Finishing the degree in four years will require students to take classes every Monday and Tuesday night.
How will the online component work?
Each class will meet six times every other week for the duration of the semester for a total of 24 on-campus hours per class. On weeks when a class does not meet, the student will complete the required coursework online, including watching videos.
How should I apply for the Evening M.Div.?
Apply for the Master of Divinity with a concentration in Great Commission Studies or Christian Ministries, which can be completed entirely at night. The electives required for other concentrations may not be available in the evenings.
Great Commission Studies and Christian Ministries have the same requirements. Both include 18 hours of free electives.
If you haven’t taken Greek and Hebrew elsewhere, you may need to take Elementary Language courses. These courses are counted as free electives in the Great Commission Studies M.Div., they are not counted in the Christian Ministry M.Div.
Can I complete a Master of Arts degree in the evenings?
The Evening M.Div. does not offer a promised pathway for completing a Master of Arts, but Master of Arts students are welcome to take evening courses to help them complete their degree.
Can other students take evening M.Div. classes?
Yes. Evening M.Div. courses are available to any residential student.
Can I take evening M.Div. courses without relocating to Louisville?
Yes. Students are welcome to take Evening M.Div. courses and commute to campus.