Programs Offered in a Hybrid Format

Programs offered in a hybrid format (combination of online and on-campus courses)

CIU Seminary & School of Ministry enables you to heed God's call by obtaining a seminary education while you remain in your current ministry or occupation.

A combination of one-week intensive and online courses makes it possible for you to complete the following certificates or degrees:

The basic requirements of and schedule for each of these degrees may be seen by clicking on the degree name above. If you have completed at least thirty hours of undergraduate Bible, Theology, and Church History your program requirements are reduced. You should contact Admissions for further details.

You will travel to Atlanta, Georgia or to the Columbia, South Carolina campus in January and June in order to complete the residence requirement for two one-week intensive courses on each trip. These intensive courses include pre-campus and post-campus assignments using a variety of instructional media.

Between your trips to Columbia you will complete two track courses a year in your work or ministry setting. These courses are drawn from our collection of award winning online courses and are facilitated by regular interaction with Columbia personnel.

Throughout the year you will engage in ministry skills development projects and spiritual formation activities set in the context of your home church.

Minimum hardware and software requirements have been established for all students.

Structure of a Typical Year

MonthCourseworkDurationMinistry Skill Development
JunePre-campus assignments for intensive coursesTwo WeeksSupervised Ministry - 26 Weeks
Two on-campus intensive coursesTwo Weeks

July - August

Post-campus assignments for intensive coursesSix Weeks
 August - NovemberOnline courseSixteen Weeks

 December (Holiday Break - 4 Weeks)

JanuaryPre-campus assignments for intensive coursesTwo WeeksSupervised Ministry - 22 Weeks
Two on-campus intensive coursesTwo Weeks


Post-campus assignments for intensive coursesFour Weeks
March - MayOnline courseFourteen Weeks

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