Sources of Support While Getting Your Online Master’s in Theology

With an online Master’s in Theology and Leadership, students enjoy flexibility with a focus; graduate students control their schedule and are able to learn while maintaining a strong connection to their work, family, and community. However, receiving an online Master’s in Theology and Leadership presents the unique challenge of finding a strong on-campus support system from home.

At Gonzaga, online students have access to all of Gonzaga’s resources, including the Foley Library, IT Help Desk, the Career Center, Disability Access, the Grad Student Association, University Ministry, and access to the Student Services Team seven days a week. Pursuing an online degree can leave some students longing for the fulfillment provided by people in a classroom. Gonzaga’s online Master’s in Theology and Leadership program excels in helping students create strong, intimate, and supportive communities among their peers and professors, despite the physical distance.

It starts with the cohort; each student is placed in a diverse cohort of 20 to 24 students. Not only does this diversity contribute to a rich educational experience, but the size of the cohort helps students make lasting and important connections that fuel their online classroom experience. Small and intensive group discussions help foster a learning community among online students, coupled with substantial instructor interaction.

Upon admission to the online master’s in theology and leadership program, students are assigned a faculty advisor. These advisors help graduate students to create and achieve their academic goals through personalized attention to each online student. Gonzaga endlessly pursues ways to make each online student feel like a part of the community.

A distinct advantage of Gonzaga’s online master’s in theology and leadership program is the ability for students to not only create new support systems, but also maintain the support they receive from home, work and their community. Cura Personalis (care for the whole person) is not just a belief, it is a cornerstone of Gonzaga’s online master’s in theology and leadership; the program is guided by this unique Ignatian perspective. It teaches students what it means to be fully engaged in all aspects of their lives and allows these commitments and communities to both drive and support their educational endeavors.

With the goal of transcending the traditional online classroom, Gonzaga fosters human connection and academic success through community based learning. If you want to know how an online master’s in theology and Leadership from Gonzaga University can strengthen you and your community, contact us. Visit our M.A. in Theology and Leadership program page to learn more about what Gonzaga University can do for you.

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