Columbia International University offers individual online courses for our undergraduate and graduate programs. The Seminary & School of Ministry offers both individual courses and degree programs through a combination of online courses and concentrated classroom experiences.
CIU's online courses are flexible, biblically-based, accredited courses that can be taken from anywhere in the world. Courses can be applied toward a certificate or degree, or taken for personal enrichment.
Most courses run about 13-16 weeks in length, with weekly assignments and learning activities. Reading assignments are supplemented by short online presentations by the professor, online topical discussions, a study guide or lesson notes, learning activities, online quizzes or exams, and course projects and papers.
Course materials (except for published textbooks) are available to registered students and all assignments can be submitted electronically through the course website. Most classes use asynchronous discussions, so you don’t have to be available at a certain time each week for “class.”
Master of Arts
Master of Divinity
The following three courses are recommend for personal ministry enrichment, see course listings for other great course offerings.
All online course material is available for purchase through the bookstore upon request.
A special guest rate is available to students who have never taken courses from CIU. It is available for the first, 12 credit hours of course of study. This is a tremendous opportunity for personal development at a reduced rate. For more information contact email@example.com
CIU is committed to assuring that the spouses of the University’s alumni have preparation for their joint calling. Therefore, the purpose of the Partners in Ministry (PIM) scholarship is to provide the opportunity for spouses of CIU students to obtain basic biblical, theological, and ministry preparation for partnering in ministry. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org