Distance Master of Divinity

Do you want to be fully equipped for ministry, but can’t relocate? For those who are unable to leave a particular ministry or job and move to a campus, RTS’s Distance Master of Divinity program offers the flexibility to earn your degree. Through the Distance M.Div. track, you can complete up to 70 credits through distance education, while finishing the remaining 36 credits in only six weeks of hybrid courses.  

In the hybrid courses, students do 49% of their lecture material virtually and complete the remaining 51% of the class on campus. Taking courses in this format, a student can finish more classes in one week and complete their residential course requirements with less travel expense. The one-week hybrid classes will be offered in the summer and January terms.    
To see a list of various ways you may complete the track, check out this spreadsheet. If you have questions, contact our admissions coordinator, Mr. Dave Veldkamp (dveldkamp@rts.edu), to see how we can put a schedule together for you.

 

Below is an example of what a typical week could look like:

MONDAY   TUESDAYWEDNESDAYTHURSDAYFRIDAY
MorningHistory II, 8a - 12nHistory II, 8a - 12nHistory II, 8a - 12nHistory II, 8a - 12nHistory II, 8a - 12n
AfternoonPoets, 1p - 4pPoets, 1p - 4pPoets, 1p - 4pPoets, 1p - 4pPoets, 1p - 4p
EveningPreaching Lab I, 6p - 9pPreaching Lab I, 6p - 9pPreaching Lab I, 6p - 9pPreaching Lab I, 6p - 9pPreaching Lab I, 6p - 9p