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Independent Study



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Independent Study was the first mode of distance education provided by Moody Bible Institute, beginning in 1901. Independent Study courses allow you to take undergraduate courses on your own time and at your own pace through print correspondence. 

Independent Study courses do not operate on the traditional semester format - Register for courses at any time. Students have six months to work through the course material and successfully complete a course. Students may choose to enroll in a single course or participate in several courses at one time.

Earn College Credit

Moody Distance Learning offers Independent Study undergraduate courses in Bible, theology, ministry and general education for college credit.

Independent Study courses are available to non-degree seeking students, visiting students from other universities, and 11th and 12th grade students.


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If you have previously taken courses with Moody Bible Institute but have not applied to a degree program:
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*To register for Independent Study courses, search for undergraduate courses with the "Independent Studies" mode of instruction in the current semester. Please check your e-mail account regularly for important registration information.


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Consider Online Studies
If you enjoy the Independent Study format, consider an online self-paced course, which combines the flexibility of an Independent Study with the added convenience of an online course.