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Can’t be on campus for an entire semester, but need residential hours for your program? Consider taking a course in module format. Courses are usually offered for two weeks in May and two in June in addition to a winter module between the fall and spring residential semesters, usually the first full week of January. Spend one week on campus and complete an entire course. Modules are considered traditional courses*.
Virtual Modules or Classes
Join a module or semester-long residential course from home via the Internet in real-time. You will need to be logged in at certain time to complete these courses (some recording and playback options are available if you a miss a class). Regular attendance in virtual classes is required. Virtual courses are considered non-traditional*.
Online Courses and Programs
Many of the courses required for the MA and MDiv programs may be taken online. You do not usually need to be online at a specific time of the day to complete online courses. Online courses are considered non-traditional*. If you want to complete a degree entirely online, consider the MA in English Bible.
For MBBC Students: Think Three+Three. Taking 3 undergrad years + 3 graduate years = finishing in 6 years total with both a bachelors and a masters degree! If you’d like to finish your undergraduate and graduate training in just six years, take your undergraduate classes in Maranatha’s Bible and Church Ministries department where up to 26 seminary credits may also fulfill (double-count towards) undergraduate requirements.
For Non-MBBC Students: Advanced MDiv Placement
Even if you didn’t get your undergraduate from Maranatha, if you graduated from a Bible college, you may be allowed to waive up to 16 credits of certain undergraduate classes. You’ll need to have earned at least a B in those classes.
*Note that each of our masters programs, with the exception of the MA in English Bible, requires that you complete at least 50% of your program in a “traditional” format, or face-to-face on campus. Residential classes and modules classes are considered “traditional”. Virtual and online classes are considered “non-traditional”.