Most Moody Theological Seminary degree programs and certificates allow you to take some courses online or in a modular format—combining one week of on-campus study with at-home learning.

Online Studies

Administered by Moody Distance Learning, online courses follow either an 8-week or 16-week format. You may choose to enroll in a single course or participate in several courses at one time. Students in each course progress through a structured series of course material and learning experiences guided by Moody faculty and instructors. Assignments require students to engage in activities that are both academic and practical.

The courses are designed to help you benefit from the learning community that surrounds you. Your commitments to family, church, ministry and community become key components in your personal development in the courses. Substantive online interaction with faculty and students of other backgrounds further enriches the experience.

Course requirements that include online postings follow a schedule for the semester-based online courses so that you may complete the assignments at your convenience prior to the due date/time.

The online connection will be made through your Internet Service Provider (ISP), but the electronic classrooms will be managed through Moody's learning management system called Blackboard. Students will be issued usernames and passwords in order to have access to the courses and services.

Modular Courses

Taking a modular class provides you the luxury of a 15-week semester with the convenience of spending only one week on our Chicago campus. Modular courses satisfy three credit hours and are administered through Moody Distance Learning.

Courses are scheduled at various times throughout the year and consist of only one week of campus residency, flanked by seven weeks of both pre-residency and post-residency work. The one week of on-campus residency is a highly intensive study where modular students spend up to eight hours a day with their professor and fellow students.

Learning Venues

With our wide variety of learning venues, you can pursue your education where it’s most convenient for you. Take classes on campus in Chicago or Plymouth, Michigan, and experience the classic classroom setting, as you form relationships with your peers. Or take modular or online classes and keep your current commitments. Learn in the way you learn best.

Chicago Campus

Come to Moody’s Chicago’s campus, just five blocks from Lake Michigan. You’ll be surrounded by ministry opportunities where you can put what you’re learning into practice. Study under experienced professors who will mentor you. Live on campus in Jenkins Hall or in an apartment nearby. Take advantage of resources such as the library, an on-campus coffee shop, the commuter lounge, the fitness center, and Moody’s on-campus counseling clinic.


See what the Chicago campus is like.

Michigan Campus

Attend school at Moody’s Michigan campus, 30 minutes from Detroit, and learn from experienced professors in a small-town setting. You’ll study with your peers and do ministry together, as you pursue your degree. Form relationships with your professors who take a personal interest in your education. Live in an apartment near campus and enjoy gatherings with other students. Use the library, student lounge, and Moody’s on-campus counseling clinic.


Take a virtual tour of the Plymouth campus.


You can learn in a classroom setting without relocating, whether you’re attending classes in Chicago, Michigan, or online. Take modular courses and spend one week out of 15 on Moody’s Chicago campus. You’ll meet your classmates on discussion boards, then spend a week together in an intensive on-campus class. Each course is three credit hours.


Take online classes and supplement your on-campus or modular studies. You can earn your Master of Divinity or your Master of Arts [Biblical Studies] degree completely online while you maintain your work, life, and ministry commitments. You’ll learn from faculty mentors who will invest in you. Form relationships with your classmates as you interact on discussion boards. Courses are eight weeks long.

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