Is online learning right for me?
Online learning has become a popular alternative to traditional residential study because of its flexible time alternatives, convenience to home and work, and course scheduling. However, just because something is convenient doesn’t mean that it is right for you. Online learning requires a high level of self-direction and discipline, common for adult learners. Some students, however, prefer residential courses because of the structure of the classroom. When assessing your learning choice, you should take into consideration your goals, learning styles, and reasons for enrolling in a seminary course. Online learning may be the perfect choice for you.
How many courses should I enroll into each semester?
The number of courses a student may take varies from student to student. For full-time working adults with familial obligations, it is recommended that students enroll on a part-time basis (between 3-6 credit hours per semester). For other students who are working part time and have more flexibility in their schedule, a full-time course load is possible (9-12 hours). It is recommended that you consult with the program director to agree upon a course load for each semester.
How long do courses last?
The academic term is eight weeks long. Students can expect to spend that time working through learning modules for each course.
What can I expect in each course?
Knox Online courses vary from discipline to discipline, but there are similarities in all of the courses. For survey courses, students can expect to watch a minimum of 2.5 hours of recorded lecture material per week, interact in weekly online forums, and participate in two or three live chats with the professor per course. In addition, there are reading assignments, online tests, and papers that may be assigned.
What are the required textbooks?
Course textbooks vary from course to course. All courses are designed to utilize e-books available in Logos Bible Software.
Is Logos Bible Software required for the program?
Yes! Knox Theological Seminary and Logos Bible Software have partnered together to tailor an academic program that uniquely combines theological academics with cutting-edge software. Students must have Logos installed on their computers in order to successfully complete the program.
How many courses are available through Knox Online?
Knox Online offers 100% of the core curriculum of seminary education, including courses in Systematic Theology, Apologetics, Biblical Studies, and Church History.
Are Knox Online courses substantially different than the residential courses?
Knox Online courses are inherently different because of the medium in which learning occurs. Most of your communication with the professor occurs through discussion forums, e-mail, and live webinars. Residential lectures for the corresponding course have been recorded and edited. In most cases, the lectures have been edited for content. So in a typical three-hour residential course, a half hour has been eliminated. This allows for efficiency in time and learning.
Which programs are available through Knox Online?
Students may complete a full Master of Arts (Biblical and Theological Studies) or Master of Arts (Christian and Classical Studies) online. See the Programs page for more information on each of these degrees.
May I complete the Master of Divinity online?
Knox Online courses may be applied towards the completion of the MDiv program. ATS limits the number of course hours to 66%. So in our 99-hour program, 66 hours may be taken via online offerings.
Is Knox Seminary’s online program accredited?
Knox Theological Seminary is accredited by the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools (ATS) in the United States and Canada and has been granted status to offer a comprehensive distance education program.
Are courses taken through Knox Online transferable to another institution?
Because Knox is an accredited program, most institutions will accept Knox courses as transfer credit. However, please check with the institution you wish to transfer credits to before enrolling into an online course.
When can I enroll in an online course?
Knox Online students follow the same semester schedule as residential students. Online course are generally available in the fall, spring, and summer terms.