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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.
Online classes are offered in accessible 8-week terms. Experienced a focused course of study, allowing you to complete your degree more efficiently.
Members of Southern Baptist churches receive a 50% tuition discount.
Engage with like-minded students as you prepare for ministry. We are dedicated to providing a high-tech and highly relational online learning experience.
*Some courses for this major are still under development and will be offered to students as soon as they are developed as online courses.
**These degrees are for lay leaders only
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.
Students find the same world-class faculty that teach on campus at Southern Seminary Online offer flexible course options without compromising academic integrity.
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.
With Southern’s Ministry Apprentice Program (MAP), students can receive course credit through qualified ministry internships through local churches.
Choose from a variety of locations around the world. The Bevin Center for Missions Mobilization provides training, logistical preparation, support, and post-trip briefing.
Southern offers classes in accordance with select major conferences, so students can earn course credit while experiencing all that a conference has to offer.
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.
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.