Online Learning

Online Learning

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Flexible

Earn your degree on a flexible schedule. Learn while continuing to serve in your current place of ministry. There are also ways for you to experience on-campus classes.

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Innovative

Online classes are offered in accessible 8-week terms. Experienced a focused course of study, allowing you to complete your degree more efficiently.

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Affordable

Members of Southern Baptist churches receive a 50% tuition discount.

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Interactive

Engage with like-minded students as you prepare for ministry. We are dedicated to providing a high-tech and highly relational online learning experience.

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If you're not sure if online learning is right for you, try a sample class. Experience the world-renowned faculty of Southern Seminary and the cutting-edge innovation of online learning.
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Online Degrees

Master of Divinity

Master of Arts

*Some courses for this major are still under development and will be offered to students as soon as they are developed as online courses.

The Admissions Process

Applying to Southern is an easy three-step process.

You can start your application at any time.

Once all of your application materials are submitted, you can expect an admissions decision in 3-5 business days.
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Campus Overview

Seven ways to complete a degree

Complete a degree in the format you choose.
In addition to your online classes, we’ve created a number of flexible ways to experience on-campus studies.

 

 

 

1. Online Courses

Students find the same world-class faculty that teach on campus at Southern Seminary Online offer flexible course options without compromising academic integrity.

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2. Hybrid Classes

This format combines the online learning experience with an intensive, two-day session on the Louisville campus. Students can take up to 13 credit hours on campus for as few as eight days per semester.

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3. Ministry Apprentice Program

With Southern’s Ministry Apprentice Program (MAP), students can receive course credit through qualified ministry internships through local churches.

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4. Study on mission trips

Choose from a variety of locations around the world. The Bevin Center for Missions Mobilization provides training, logistical preparation, support, and post-trip briefing.

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5. Conference courses

Southern offers classes in accordance with select major conferences, so students can earn course credit while experiencing all that a conference has to offer.

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6. "J-terms"

J-term courses are intensive classes held between fall and spring semesters on the Louisville campus. These classes meet together in either one or two-week blocks during winter and summer breaks.

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7. Evening M.Div.

Through the evening M.Div., students can earn their degree in four years by completing four classes a semester, offered two nights per week. Ideal for students whose work during the day prevents them from taking courses at other times, classes will be offered Mondays and Tuesdays from 6 – 10 p.m.

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