M.Div. Flexible Life
The Master of Divinity (MDiv) is a professional degree designed to develop biblical, theological, historical, practical and contextual competencies, and to integrate these competencies in the practice of ordained leadership in congregations and related ministry settings. The MDiv prepares students for ordained ministry in the ELCA, ordained ministry in another Christian tradition, or other rostered ministry in the ELCA especially for chaplaincy or other professions requiring a degree with 72 credit hours.
The MDiv degree program consists of 84 credit hours of coursework as well as contextual and co-curricular completion requirements. With the Flexible Life option, the equivalent to the first year of coursework may be completed entirely online. The full-time internship occurs during the fourth year of seminary (after three years of coursework). Theological reflection on internship occurs concurrently with the internship itself, following an action-reflection model of learning. This reflection occurs online and is facilitated by the Director of Contextual Education.
Apart from the delivery change in the first year of coursework, the requirements for the MDiv Flexible Life option are the same as the Full Residence option.