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Where Can I Earn a Ministry Degree Through Distance Learning?

Find out what types of ministry degrees are available online and which schools offer them. Here you can find details about the curriculum and program requirements including credit hour.

School Overviews

For those interested in obtaining a ministry degree through distance learning, several colleges and universities offer this option. Read on to learn about the online associate's and bachelor's degree options in the field offered at several U.S. schools.

Important Facts About Clergy

Median Salary (May 2018) $48,990 (for clergy)
Job Outlook (2016 - 2026) 8% (for clergy)
Entry-level Education Bachelor's degree
Work Environment Churches, hospitals

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Warner University

Warner University offers both associate's and bachelor's degrees through its online church ministry program. The Associate of Arts in Church Ministry includes 64 hours of coursework. The Bachelor of Arts in Church Ministry degree program is a 128-credit-hour program in which 60 credit hours are devoted to the major. Students are required to submit assignments and interact with professors online on a weekly basis. Class topics may include:

  • Pastoral care
  • Issues and practices in ministry
  • Mentoring

Toccoa Falls College

Toccoa Falls College offers a Bachelor of Science in Ministry Leadership through its distance learning program. The B.S. in Ministry Leadership degree is part of a continuing education program for adult learners who have already earned some undergraduate credits, and it typically takes two years to complete. The online ministry leadership program allows students to take courses in 5-week sections. Coursework for the bachelor's degree in ministry leadership program includes:

  • Management and leadership
  • Spiritual formation
  • Ministry leadership seminar

Ohio Christian University

Boasting over 50 years of education training experience, OCU offers a Bachelor of Arts in Leadership and Ministry. This online program is designed for the adult learner, and it offers flexibility and convenience. Students can log on to classes at any time but must submit weekly assignments and communicate with professors regularly.

Students must have previously completed a minimum of 50 undergraduate credit hours to gain admission. In some instances, Ohio Christian University may allow learners to earn credits through self-study, work experience and previous workshops and seminars.