Online Education

You may be just starting out or starting over. You may be searching for the next step or a change in the direction for your life. Whether you are called to stay where you have been planted or to go where God is sending, TKU has a place for you. You can earn an accredited ministry degree completely online!

Distance education is an increasingly popular option for students who want to earn their online ministry degree but do not have access or time to travel to campus. TKU’s extensive online education program offers you the flexibility and convenience of online classes and degrees, and can help you fulfill the calling God has placed on your life, no matter where you live.




100% Online Ministry Degree

What are the benefits of online learning?
For many, it’s the ideal way to learn. Work, family and other obligations can make it difficult to attend class on an established schedule. Online learning allows students to fit the course work into their life while maintaining an organized learning environment and the ability to interact with other students and the professor. Online students can study whenever, wherever and at whatever place works best for them. Those who participate in online courses may find in addition to learning the course material, they also more fully develop essential life-skills such as self-reliance, independence, written communication skills, time management, goal setting, personal development and presentation skills.
What is the difference between online and on-ground class formats?
Online courses mirror TKU’s traditional classroom-style courses in that they are professor-led, interactive, feature specific start and end dates, require textbooks and provide the same level of academic or professional credit as their campus-based counterparts. The major difference between the two formats is the interaction occurring within an online course is at your convenience at any time—day or night—during the week or on the weekend. There is no set time of day students must be logged into a course. For this reason, it doesn’t matter what time zone a student is in, they can participate in the same way as any other student.
Is this an effective way to learn?
Yes. In fact, studies have shown that online education students often score higher than those who attend courses on campus. Online courses provide more opportunities for participation, which allows students to express their ideas more frequently and in greater depth.
How long can I complete my online ministry degree?
This depends on the program you choose and the amount of credits you may bring with you from previous college coursework, CLEP testing, or significant life experience. Contact an admissions counselor to learn more. Most online courses are taught in accelerated 7-week sessions. Some are offered as a traditional 15-week sessions. Students new to TKU will be provided an online orientation before they start classes to help them learn what it takes to succeed as an online learner. It is recommended that working students enroll in a maximum of two 7-week courses concurrently, for a total of four online courses per semester. This will allow adequate time toward courses as well as maintaining work obligations. If you are a full-time TKU student, there is no maximum. However, note that each 7-week course requires approximately 12-15 hours per week, so we recommend you plan accordingly to avoid overextending yourself.
What is the cost?
Unlike many schools who have a separate higher tuition rate for courses offered online, the tuition rate for courses at TKU is the same regardless of delivery method. However, an online fee is charged for every online course. For a list of current rates, visit our Tuition and Fees page.
What are the technology requirements to participate in online classes?

Students who seek to enroll in online courses at TKU should have the following technology:

  • Windows and Mac desktop or laptop recommendations and requirements
    • Windows 7 or higher
    • Mac OSX or higher
  • Chrome or Firefox browser
    • Internet Explorer (IE), Edge, and Safari browsers are not recommended
  • Webcam, microphone may be required to participate in webinars
  • Recommend software
    • Acrobat Reader
    • VLC audio/video player
    • Current anti-virus software
  • High speed/broadband internet (cable/DSL or better)
    • Satellite and dial-up internet can experience connection issues