Reformed Distance Theological Education Programs
Since I just wrote a couple of posts assessing the value of distance theological education, I thought that I would go ahead and provide a list of some of the places that I know of that provide theological education by distance. I’ll divide it by accreditation status, as that is simply a reality to consider these days. This does not mean that I endorse all of the programs listed, nor that all are as academically good as the others. It’s purely a list for reference purposes. Additionally, some will offer a greater percentage of the degree online than others. With doctoral programs, some may be modular programs, requiring 1-2 trips to campus per year. One more note: I have only listed programs in the USA. There are a number of distance degrees available through accredited educational institutions in England and South Africa that I might list later on, but for now, I’ll limit it to the USA.
Whitefield Theological Seminary
M.Div., MA, Th.M., Ph.D., Th.D., and others (100% online)
Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary
M.Div., MAR, Th.M. (all available 50% by distance)
Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary
M.Div., MA, Th.D. (can be completed largely by distance)
Reformed Baptist Seminary
B.Div., M.Div., MTS (all by distance)
Birmingham Theological Seminary
M.Div., several M.A. degrees, D.Min. (campus and distance)
M.Div., MA Christian Studies, MA Philosophy and Apologetics available by distance
I may have missed some places, but these are some of the primary ones that I’ve come across. Two notes: (1) The unaccredited programs are a lot cheaper than the accredited ones. However, if one still wants an accredited degree, it is possible sometimes to transfer credit from one of the unaccredited programs into an accredited program in order to save money. (2) I’ve (for the most part) listed only programs from a generally Reformed perspective. If I were to go too much beyond that parameter, the list would expand exponentially.