Distance Learning

Sioux Falls  I  Omaha  I  Anywhere Online

The seminary’s vision is to provide quality theological education for all students, regardless of where they live.  We are committed to providing students with a flexible, cutting-edge distance learning experience.  The seminary has an Internet-based online learning environment using the latest technology to enhance online learning.  These technologies allow us to capture the classroom lecture along with any multimedia resources used therein.  PowerPoint presentations, audio, video, virtual whiteboards—all of these classroom elements are captured and accessible via the Internet the following day.  Distance students can replay the classroom lecture and participate with their fellow students in stimulating and challenging online discussions.

Distance Options

Master of Divinity
Master of Arts in Christian Leadership
Graduate Certificate in Theological Studies
Non-Degree Certificates: Christian Ministry; Training in Spiritual Direction Program

Completing Programs from a Distance

Students can earn up to one half of the credits toward their Master of Arts in Christian Leadership or two-thirds of their Master of Divinity by taking advantage flexible learning, especially online courses.  The remaining credit hours can be completed through a cycle of two-week intensive courses in Sioux Falls.  The Graduate Certificate programs also offer a few options for distance learning.  To learn more about each program, including course of study information, download the links above.

The Kairos Project
The Kairos Project is an alternative educational track that facilitates fl exible learning through contextually integrated educational moments and adaptable assignments. Student participants move toward outcomebased Christian maturity under the supervision of a mentor team, by the direction of faculty, and through participation in a cohort-based community of learning.  The Kairos Project is comprised of six one-week intensives, which are held on campus and make up 1/3 of the program, as well as several in-context courses, which make up the remaining 2/3. All Kairos courses are equivalent to those within traditional degree programs. A hybrid option provides additional structure.

Although not required, Sioux Falls Seminary welcomes and encourages cohorts.  A cohort can be a group of 7-12 students committed to completion of the program together.  Students in cohorts will enroll in their residential classes together the first two years and will form their own spiritual development group.  The group will act as the cohort's "community of learning."

Acceleration or Extension Option
The Distance Learning Option programs are designed as a four-year degree programs.  However, students can exercise the option to either accelerate the program into three years of study or extend it over five.

To learn more about distance learning options at Sioux Falls Seminary, please contact the enrollment team by calling 800.440.6227 or e-mailing admissions@sfseminary.edu.