Global Ministries University offers two master degree completion programs: a Master of Divinity (M.Div.) and a Master of Theology (M.Th.) completely online.
The Master of Divinity (M.Div.) Degree Completion Program is designed to be responsive to those students who may be already ministering in non-traditional settings or intend to do so, as well as for those with significant experience in traditional ministerial settings. It is intended to be flexible and at the same time offer a ministerial educational regimen which will prepare a candidate for competency in a range of ministries.
The Master of Theology (M.Th.) Degree Completion Program can be completely custom-designed, offers contemporary theology, as well as a wide range of concentrations, such as pastoral ministry, world religions, peace studies, contemporary Christianity, to name a few examples. View Complete List of Areas of Concentration
Custom-Designed Program Global Ministries University gives you the opportunity to custom-design your Master of Divinity (M.Div.) or Master of Theology (M.Th.) Degree Completion Program by allowing you to offer input as to the courses that will best meet your ministerial goals.
Due to the online, distance learning nature of the Master of Divinity (M.Div.) and the Master of Theology (M.Th.) Degree Completion Programs, you will have a completely flexible schedule. You do not need to wait for registration dates and semesters to begin; you can start your program at any time. Global Ministries University offers self-directed study completely online, so you can study on your schedule in the convenience of your home.
Prior Learning and Life Experience Credit
Traditionally, college credits are earned in formal classrooms within the academic semester. However, Global Ministries University believes that extra-institutional learning and life experiences can also be valid for college credit and therefore awards credit for relevant work duties, volunteer work, non-credit courses, seminars, and workshops. This feature could significantly reduce the amount of time it will take you to earn your Master of Divinity (M.Div.) or Master of Theology (M.Th.) Degree. Refer to the particular degree program of interest to you for number of credits that may be awarded.
Student will complete and submit an assessment form, which includes prior learning and life experience, and the Dean of program will award credits as appropriate. Once credits are awarded, dean or mentor of program and student develop a learning contract that includes the number of credits and a list of courses needed to earn your Master of Divinity (M.Div.) or Master of Theology (M.Th.) Degree.
GMUClassroom.org, an Internet site, is used to obtain each syllabus, submit assignments, and receive graded papers. Student is able to download syllabus of assigned course, which includes assignments and instructor contact information. Additionally, student and instructor may also correspond via email, telephone, and Skype.
The dean or mentor guides student through the Master of Divinity (M.Div.) or Master of Theology (M.Th.) degree completion program.