Indiana universities partner to deliver online masters degree program
posted on Wednesday, Nov 02 2011
Grace College and Christian University GlobalNet (CUGN) recently announced a partnership that will enable them to deliver an online degree in theology, according to the Journal-Gazette.
The online masters degree program will focus on ministry studies, and will enable students who have completed online bachelor degree programs at CUGN to further their education in theology.
"This opportunity allows us to open the door for people from around the world to obtain a master’s degree," Jeffrey Gill, dean of the School of Ministry Studies at Grace College, told the newspaper. "The partnership is mutually beneficial for Grace and CUGN in that through Grace, CUGN students are now able to obtain an accredited master’s degree, and that through CUGN, Grace becomes known to a global student base."
CUGN offers a range of online masters degree programs, aimed at graduate students who wish to gain a deeper understanding of theology through online education.
The partnership between Grace College and CUGN is another example of how online education is becoming more widely accepted. Increasing numbers of students are choosing to advance their education through online learning, and online masters degree programs and online bachelor degree programs are proving increasingly popular with educational establishments. According to data from the Sloan Consortium, 63 percent of academic institutions said that online education was a vital part of their long-term growth strategy.