The Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary on the campus of Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Michigan, has released a new hybrid Master of Divinity (M.Div.) course delivery option. The hybrid M.Div. makes the degree more accessible to students by allowing them to earn up to 50 percent of their required credits off-campus.
Previously, M.Div. students were required to spend two to three years on campus to complete their program. Now, with the hybrid M.Div. course delivery option, students can decrease their residency time by up to 50 percent by utilizing online courses, intensive courses taught on-campus, and the Master of Pastoral Ministry courses offered in various unions. The remaining required credits can be earned on-campus through intensives and full semester courses.
“The hybrid M.Div. is an exciting new opportunity,” said Fernando Ortiz, M.Div. program director. “It allows busy professionals who are eager to start their Master of Divinity, but cannot immediately transition to the Seminary, to begin their program from home. In addition, on-campus students who need to return to their conferences sooner than expected can complete their degree remotely. It opens up a world of options for students, pastors and conference administrators.”
To learn more about the hybrid MDiv or to enroll in the program, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.andrews.edu/mdiv.