Online Education

The Master of Divinity (M.Div.), Master of Arts in Christian Education (M.A.C.E.), Master of Arts in Biblcial Counseling (M.A.B.C.), Master of Theological Studies (M.T.S.), Master of Theological Studies with a Concentration in Cross-Cultural Missions, and Master of Theology (Th.M.) may be completed 100% online. The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) may be completed through "Flexible Access" study.

Southwestern offers a variety of online education formats. These are defined below.

  1. Flexible: This format allows students the choice to view live class lectures via Zoom at the days and times listed or view the recorded lectures at their convenience each week.
  2. Synchronous (Live Interaction): This format requires online attendance via Zoom at the days and times listed.
  3. Asynchronous: This format presents course content through multimedia with weekly coursework that can be completed at any time during the week.
  4. Flexible Access: This format allows Ph.D. students (upon the approval of the professor) to attend their doctoral seminar synchronously online via Zoom, either on occasion as needed or regularly.

Students enrolling in an online course should expect to have a similar workload as an on-campus class. There are interactive assignments for each week of the semester. A student must be accepted to the seminary prior to enrolling in classes. See the catalog's Computer Requirements and Access statement for details.

Online learning enriches the educational experience by bringing together students from around the world. Southwestern Online has students living across the United States as well as foreign countries. For more information regarding online learning visit Southwestern Online.