Master of Divinity

Distributed Learning Pathway

Theology beyond walls.

Are you geographically restricted and need a mostly online option?

The DL pathway enables you to use current technology to engage from where you are to theological education that is contextually accessible. This option is very helpful for a broad range of students responding to the Call.

The Master of Divinity 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.

"By being a DL student I am able to maintain a part-time job. I’m also able to take a full course load at ULS."

— Marty Jo, MDiv DL student

The following suggested grid illustrates one way of fulfilling MDiv requirements for students admitted to the “distributed learning” track, assuming study for four academic years and one year of ministerial immersion. Note that the student is required to be on campus (either Philadelphia or Gettysburg) during August and January terms to take part in at least eight week-long intensive courses.

* Greek (pre- or co-req for all bible)
** Story of Israel may not precede but may be taken concurrently with Reading & Telling

View details on the Academic Catalog

View the MDiv DL brochure

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