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Global Community

Knox Online has a vibrant and denominationally diverse community of online learners studying together from across the globe!

Timeless Truth, Modern Pace

Knox Online offers accelerated 4, 8, and 16-week terms so a student can move rapidly through the program.


Don’t leave the ministry context where God has placed you! Knox Online delivers a quality online seminary education, ATS accreditation, and affordable payment options that make seminary education attainable. Knox Online allows you to continue working while completing your graduate studies.

Reformed theology.

Study under our world-renowned faculty of top-tier pastors and scholars. We are thankful to have pastors, scholars, and teachers who are richly rooted in the Reformed tradition and passionate about the truth of Scripture. Prepare to benefit from years of pastoral, theological, and practical experience!

Global Learning Community

Knox Online’s worldwide community of online learners helps students to apply what they are learning in their own particular ministry context. Connectivity is brought to the online classroom with interactive discussion forums that create a more dynamic student-to-student and student-to-professor interface. Learn in a community…. just like you do in ministry! 


Knox Online offers accelerated 4, 8, and 16-week terms in a rotating schedule so a student can move rapidly through the program.







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Frequently Asked Questions

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.  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 long do courses last?
The online academic terms are four, eight, and sixteen weeks long.
How many courses should I enroll into each term?
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 take one course during each eight-week term to optimize success. For other students who are working part time and have more flexibility in their schedule, more hours may be feasible. It is recommended that you consult with the program director to agree upon a course load for each term.
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 between 3-4 hours of recorded lecture material per weekIn addition, every course will include reading assignments, online tests or quizzes, discussion forums, and written assignments.
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 whenever possible. Some other books may have to be purchased.
How many courses are available through Knox Online?
Knox has a robust course library, comprised of dozens of core and elective courses for certificate, masters, and doctoral students.
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 Master of Divinity,  Master of Arts (Biblical and Theological Studies), Master of Arts (Christian and Classical Studies), or any of our Certificate programs fully online. See the Programs page for more information on each of these degrees.

May I complete the Master of Divinity online?
The Master of Divinity can be completed fully online.
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. The Master of Divinity, the Master of Arts (Biblical and Theological Studies) and the Master of Arts (Christian and Classical Studies) are available fully online. Our Doctor of Ministry students can also take up to three courses online.
Are courses taken through Knox Online transferable to another institution?
Because Knox is an accredited seminary, 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?

Student applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, permitting entry into a Knox program at any point in the year.