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Seminary Academics

MACM Distance and Part-time Course Sequence

We have created a three-year pathway to degree completion for our distance and part-time students.  In the Fall and Spring semesters you will be in online classes that are 16 weeks long.  The Summer (June) and January week-long intensives on campus are a way for you to fulfill your residency requirements as a distance learner, as well as get to know our seminary community and fellowship in-person with those you learn with weekly online.

Year One: Fall Semester

Course Number Course Title Credit Hours
BIBL 5240 New Testament 1: Pentateuch and Interpretation 3
Total 3 academic

Year One: January Intensives

Course Number Course Title Credit Hours
MNST 5108 Ministry Identity and Practice 3
SPFM 5201 Journey: The Story of Our Lives 1
Total 4 academic
(4 residency)

Year One: Spring Semester

Course Number Course Title Credit Hours
BIBL 5210 Old Testament 1: Pentateuch and Interpretation 3
Total 3 academic

Year One: Summer Intensives

Course Number Course Title Credit Hours
FLDC 5300 Vocational Excellence 1
SPFM 5211 Intercultural Spirituality: The Road Together 1
Cultural Diversity Elective 3
Total 4 academic
1 field education
(5 residency)

Year Two: Fall Semester

Course Number Course Title Credit Hours
HSTY 5210 Christian History 1: The Early Church to the Early Reformation (1-16c) 3
Total 3 academic

Year Two: January Intensives

Course Number Course Title Credit Hours
General Elective 3
FLDC 7318 Theological Reflection Module 1
Total 3 academic
1 field education
(4 residency)

Year Two: Spring Semester

Course Number Course Title Credit Hours
THEO 5110 Christian Theology 3
Total 3 academic

Year Two: Summer Intensives

Course Number Course Title Credit Hours
CEDF/MNST Christian Formation or Ministry Electives 3
FLDC 7315 Cultural Competency Module 1
Total 3 academic
1 field education
(4 residency)

Year Three: Fall Semester

Course Number Course Title Credit Hours
CEDF/MNST Christian Formation or Ministry Electives 3
General Elective 3
Total 6 academic

Year Three: Spring Semester

Course Number Course Title Credit Hours
CEDF/MNST Christian Formation or Ministry Electives 3
SPFM Spiritual Formation Elective 1
Total 4 academic

Total Academic Credit Hours: 36
Total Field Education Credits: 3
Total Residency Credit Hours: 17 (13 Required)