Frequently Asked Questions for Online Programs

Is the degree completed entirely online?
Yes, the Christian Ministry Online degree is completed entirely online. Students are not required to come to campus during the program. 

How does an online class work?
Each course is five, seven, or eight weeks in length. All our courses are asynchronous, meaning students are not required to be in class at a specific time. All course requirements are completed on individual days and are submitted by their assigned due date. 

What are the weekly time demands of completing an online class? 
Most students indicate they spend between 15-20 hours per course each week in an online course.  Much of this time is spent in reading and writing assignments that do not require the student to be online. 

Is the program for pastors only? 
No, it is not. While some of our online students may be presently serving in ministry, others are laypersons studying for their own personal growth. Others desire to develop their skills as lay ministers. We welcome pastors who desire to sharpen themselves, men and women who are preparing for ministry, as well as laypersons into our degree programs. 

Is Financial Aid available? 
Yes. Federal Financial Aid is available to students who qualify. Contact the Financial Aid Office to learn more.  

What are the requirements for admission? 
The requirements for admission include a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 in all academic course work. A student with a GPA of less than 2.0 may apply for provisional acceptance. See admission requirements

Where do I purchase textbooks?
Textbooks for all courses will be purchased by the student. We recommend students utilize competitively-priced online sources to minimize their expense. See other textbook information.

What are the technical requirements? 
You will need a computer, modem, and phone or broadband connection to receive and send class materials. 

How do I begin the Application Process? 
To begin the application process complete our online application.