Get world-class progressive theological education from a distance. United’s Distance Learning options allow you to pursue our degree programs without relocating to the Twin Cities–while still enjoying the same level of academic excellence and community that United is known for.
HOW IT WORKS All of our master’s level degree programs* can be completed fully from a distance. United uses Zoom-video conferencing technology, which allows you to participate in the on-campus experience no matter where you’re located. As opposed to many online courses, which lack real-time interaction, Zoom means that you will be able to watch lectures live and engage in classes discussions as if you were in the room.
We also regularly offer hybrid courses — three- or five-day in-person intensives — that fit even the busiest schedules. This gives you flexible options to complete your degree through hybrid courses and/or synchronous technology.
The D.Min. has minimal on-campus requirements, which are accomplished through hybrid courses.
*In order to conform with the policy of the University Senate of the United Methodist Church, distance learning courses are not available for the M.Div. in Methodist Studies.
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