Seminary Education. Without Relocation.
Have you ever wished you could attend seminary, but personal obligations prohibit you from relocating? Perhaps you are serving in ministry or cannot uproot your family, but you are compelled to answer a call from God. Now, you can participate in on-campus courses from your own home or office.
United’s Live Interactive Virtual Education (LIVE) enables students to gain a seminary education, without relocation. LIVE offers a number of potential benefits:
Real-time engagement: Distance students participate in on-campus courses via webcam, engaging in live lectures and discussion with faculty and other students. Students in the LIVE environment spend more time in interactive dialog and less time on forum posts.
Diverse learning community: On-campus students may converse with distance students from around the country, enriching the learning experience with diverse denominational, cultural, and global perspectives.
Structured learning: For those who want to pursue online learning but desire more structure, the LIVE learning model features a regular pace of scheduled meeting times, as in on-campus courses.
Deeper relationships: Students have the opportunity to get to know faculty members and students from across the country in the LIVE learning environment, while building tight-knit relationships that can last a lifetime.
Minimal travel: Combining LIVE, online, hybrid and intensive courses, United offers flexible degree plans that enable students to gain a Master of Divinity with as few as four intensive weeks on-campus*, a Master of Arts in Christian Ministries or Master of Ministry with as few as two intensive weeks on-campus**, or a Master of Theological Studies fully online.
* Residency requirements may vary by denomination. Most United Methodist students must complete 1/3 of their MDiv degree (26 semester hours) on campus. A four-year program can be completed at a distance by attending nine week-long intensives (two to three weeks on campus per year). For ordination requirements, please check with your denominational leadership.
** Residency requirements may vary by denomination. Most United Methodist students must complete 1/3 of the MACM degree in residency. A two-year program can be completed with five on-campus courses (15 credits), or two to three weeks on campus per year. For ordination requirements, please check with your denominational leadership.