Global Ministries University offers complete information on this website but has compiled the following list of frequently asked questions related to our online degree and certificate programs for the convenience of inquirers.
Are the instructors qualified?
Yes. All instructors are required to have at least a Master’s Degree in their field and most hold a doctorate.
Can I receive credit for life experience?
Yes. You may receive credit for both life experience and prior learning for all programs except the doctoral programs. Credit is assessed and awarded by dean of program.
What is the method of study?
Global Ministries University functions through a dedicated classroom web site that uses Moodle, a learning platform designed to provide educators, administrators and learners with a secure and integrated system. The method of study is self-directed, which allows students to progress at their own pace.
Students are given access to a syllabus on the classroom web site. The syllabus includes assignments, course objectives, required text, instructor bio and contact information. Student corresponds with instructor via email, phone and possibly Skype. Completed assignments are submitted to instructor by uploading the documents onto the GMU classroom site. Instructor is automatically notified of submission and posts constructive input and a grade for the assignment. Student is automatically notified of the grade through the classroom site. Upon completion of all assignments, a final grade is given for the course. For more information, see Study Process.
Why self-directed rather than classroom/lecture style?
Certainly there is value to a classroom environment, but the self-directed method also has its advantages. Using essay-type assignments empowers students to express themselves and channel their learning process in a direction that will help them in their personal spiritual journey and ministry.
Yes. Because Global Ministries University is an online university, our overhead is significantly lower than that of a traditional college and, as a result, we are able to offer a quality education at a lower cost.
No, however, financial aid is not necessarily advantageous Recent studies have reported that many students are having difficulty paying this debt after graduation and regret the decision to apply for financial aid. Global Ministries University offers another option that is user-friendly: an interest-free payment plan.
For further information, please contact GMU.