Earn Your Master of Divinity (MDiv) Without Relocating to Attend School

Mar 30, 2010, 05:30 ET from Iliff School of Theology

DENVER, March 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Prospective students seeking an Iliff educational experience sometimes face a major obstacle of pulling up roots to move to Denver to obtain their master of divinity degree (MDiv).  Iliff's new Journey MDiv Program removes the roadblocks and welcomes students to a program that allows them to keep their current residence - wherever that might be.

"Beginning this August, the Journey MDiv will offer flexible options for MDiv students," said Debbie Creamer, associate dean for academic affairs, director of library information services, and assistant professor of theological bibliography.  "Not only will students be able to earn an Iliff education without moving to Denver, but they will also be able to complete their degree at their own pace through a variety of online, hybrid, and on-campus options."

An additional benefit of the new program is an added dimension of fellowship through the Journey Program's "Gathering Days."  These days, designated in the fall, winter, and spring quarters, will bring Journey students to campus to enjoy collaboration, friendship, formation, and service learning opportunities with the entire Iliff community.

"The Gathering Days are designed to not only help students create life-long bonds with fellow students, but are also an important part of fulfilling the residency requirements set forth by Iliff's accrediting bodies," added Creamer.  "In addition to giving Journey students an opportunity to meet face-to-face with their instructors and classmates, the Gathering Days will also be a time for all of us - faculty, staff, residential students, Journey students, trustees, and friends - to come together for meals, worship, community service, outdoor recreation, and fellowship."

In addition to Gathering Days, Journey MDiv students will participate in "Journey Days," a time for on-campus coursework, with designated days during August before their first year and again at the mid-point of their program.  During these days, students will focus on a variety of areas including:  theological writing, vocational transitions, self-care for ministry, and identity/power/difference.  Weekends will include off-campus retreat time as a foundation for year-long colloquium reflection groups.  Time for worship and community building is also included.

For additional information about this new program, see www.iliff.edu/index/learn/degrees-certificates/degree-programs/master-of-divinity/journey-mdiv/  or contact Iliff's Admissions Department, admissions@iliff.edu or 1-800-678-3360. 

The Iliff School of Theology is a graduate theological school of the United Methodist Church, serving more than 38 different faith traditions.  Founded in 1892, the school provides several degree programs, including a Joint Ph.D. Program with the University of Denver.

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