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Master of Divinity (M.Div.)
Distributed Learning Program
 


Wartburg offers a distributed learning opportunity for students who are unable to move at this time, but who may do so later. Students complete the first three years of the program with a combination of online and intensive courses. Online courses typically cover 12 instructional weeks and on-campus intensives are typically one week, and sometimes two weeks, in length. The three years of distributed learning are followed by a year-long internship arranged in cooperation with the student's synod. In the final year of the five-year program, students join the dynamic educational and formation process as members of the Wartburg campus community.*
 
Year 1 (Distributed, 19 semester hours)
FALL TERM (September - January) 
Fall Prolog Week (early September): 1 credit at WTS (1 course)
September - December: 6 credits online (3 courses)
January Intensives: 3 credits at WTS (3 courses)
SPRING TERM (February - June) 
Spring Prolog Week (early February): 1 credit at WTS (1 course)
February - May: 6 credits online (2 courses)
June Intensives: 3 credits at WTS (2 courses)
SUMMER: Students will also engage in Biblical Greek Language Study this summer, either through an online course or a residential course (unless they have already completed this prerequisite).


Year 2 (Distributed, 19 or 21 semester hours)
FALL TERM (September - January) 
Fall Prolog Week (early September): 1 credit of Greek exegesis on campus (as part of BI 191)
September - December: 6 credits online (2 courses)
January: Cross Cultural requirement (3 credits/one course, on-campus or as a travel course)
SPRING TERM (February - May) 
Spring Prolog Week (early February): no requirement
February - May: 6 credits online (2 courses)
SUMMER: Either a unit of CPE (6 credits) or on-campus pastoral care and spiritual practices intensives in June (2 courses totallying 4 credits)


Year 3 (Distributed, 22 or 24 semester hours)
FALL TERM (September - January) 
Fall Prolog Week (early September): 1 credit on campus (1 course)
September - December: 6 credits online (3 courses)
January: Completion of a 2nd J-Term course (3 credits)
SPRING TERM (February - May) 
Spring Prolog Week (early February): 1 credit on campus (1 course)
February - May: 6 credits online (2 courses)
SUMMER: Either on-campus pastoral care and spiritual practices intensives in June (2 courses totaling 4 credits) or a unit of CPE (6 credits)
 
Year 4
Internship (27 credits) - Off Campus at a church arranged by the seminary for 12 months
 
Year 5 (Residential, minimum of 26 semester hours)
FALL SEMESTER: at least 11.5 credits on campus
JANUARY INTERIM: Completion of a 3rd J-Term course (3 credits)
SPRING SEMESTER: at least 11-13 credits on campus

Total Number of Credits = 115 semester hours
 

*WTS is authorized to provide our distributed learning program in many states. As you discern participation in our distributed learning programs, please let us know so that we can use due diligence in acquiring authorization/licensure in your home state, if necessary.


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