In our Distance Seminary Programs (SemD) you and your co-learners form a vibrant learning community by traveling through the degree program together as a close-knit cohort. Your cohort forms connections by engaging in online dialogue and face-to-face connecting during gatherings in Portland, Oregon. Each fall and spring semester the seminary hosts its symposium, a dialogical event around professors’ areas of interest.
Studios are specially tailored learning environments where you will delve deep into your chosen specialization. In your studio, you will learn alongside a small group of students who share your specialization interest, and with faculty members or denominational leaders uniquely qualified to facilitate learning in your area.
What Makes it Unique
Enjoy a degree program delivered in a format flexible enough to fit your lifestyle
Embrace a robust academic experience without leaving your current ministry context
Build close-knit community with your co-learners both online and in person
Meets daily during F2F from Welcome Dinner on Monday to Friday evening or Saturday morning, depending on specializations
Plan Your Schedule
Courses run 15 weeks and include online discussions, readings, postings and chats, among other activities
Meet face-to-face on campus at the Portland Center from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. (with an hour lunch) for a minimum of three days and up to one week during fall and spring semesters
Summer courses are offered online with F2F intensives
The Master of Divinity is a full-time program for students who work full time. Also offered in a part-time format.