The ULS Distributed Learning community is considered our "third campus." Students may elect to situate themselves primarily at either campus to maximize their in-person learning with instructors, or they can elect to be designated as Distributed Learning (DL) students, affiliating with neither campus. The DL option is a combination of Zoom and online classes.
The Master of Divinity Distributed Learning Pathway enables students to use current technology to engage from where they are to theological education that is contextually accessible. This option is very helpful for a broad range of students responding to the Call. The MDiv Distributed Learning pathway enables students to complete a Master of Divinity degree without having to relocate to campus. One third of the student’s coursework is completed through on-campus, week-long intensives, offered at various times of the year. The student’s remaining coursework may be completed on-line. Contextual Formation requirements, arranged in consultation with the Contextual Formation office, can generally be fulfilled near the student’s home location.
There is also a Distributed Learning Council representative elected annually to be a member of the ULS Student Government.