Online Learning

Online courses at Wesley Biblical Seminary are personal, convenient, and powerful. Our online classrooms include students from all around the world who are actively engaged in ministry.

With the online programs at WBS, you can stay where God has planted you, while pursuing the preparation you need to accomplish your calling.

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Forum-based and Real-time Classes

WBS offers two types of online classes: forum-based and real-time.

  • Forum-based: Through the use of Populi, our online platform, professors and students learn from lectures, share resources, engage in conversations, and submit assignments. Classes don’t meet at set times, but assignments must be turned in according to dates on the course syllabus.
  • Real-time: Using live video technology, students are brought together in a virtual classroom setting at specific class times for lectures and class interactions. Assignments are submitted electronically.

Through real-time and forum-based options, you can complete your entire degree!

Fully Online Programs

Wesley Biblical Seminary offers four Master of Arts programs that can be completed 100% online. All seven Graduate Certificate programs can also be completed fully online. Our five Master of Divinity programs can be completed fully online.

Fully Online MA Programs

  • MA Apologetics
  • MA Biblical Literature
  • MA Theology
  • MA Christian Studies

Each MA is 50 credit hours and takes the typical students 2-3 years to complete.

Fully Online MDiv Programs

  • Chaplaincy
  • General Ministry
  • Biblical Languages
  • Teaching
  • Honors Research

The MDiv programs range from 78-85 credits and take the typical student 3-4 years to complete.

Fully Online Certificate Programs

  • Certificate in Apologetics
  • Certificate in Bible and Theology
  • Certificate in Church Planting and Revitalization
  • Certificate in Discipleship and Spiritual Direction
  • Certificate in Ministry in the African-American Church
  • Certificate in Ministry to Muslims
  • Certificate in Missions

Each Certificate is 24 credit hours and is designed to be completed in 1-2 years.

WBS is an accredited seminary, and our distance learning program is approved by the Association of Theological Schools.