Course Types

Whether online or in class, every classroom is a great commission classroom.

Online Courses

Innovative online classes include engaging lectures and interaction through threaded discussions and possible live class meetings.

The content you will receive is designed specifically with Distance Learning students in mind. It is both accessible and convenient for your schedule.

Classes at Southeastern deliver theological education and ministry training allowing you to stay in ministry and develop your skills through online education.

At Southeastern, every classroom is a Great Commission classroom, whether it is online or on campus. Our classes will challenge you to have a heart for the nations and equip you to better serve in ministry.

Online Classes FAQ

Online classes follow the same semester calendar as on-campus classes – approximately 16 weeks for fall and spring and 11 weeks for summer. Each week, students watch lectures, complete assigned reading and interact with online assignments and their professor.

No, our online lectures are pre-recorded which gives students the convenience of watching the lectures each week at times that fit their schedules. Online students are given the opportunity to interact with the other students and professors through threaded discussions and other forms of interaction throughout the semester.

Yes! We have four graduate level degrees you can complete fully online.

Fully Online Degrees

Online class tuition is equivalent to an on-campus course. For more details, please refer to the Tuition & Fees page.

Tuition & Fees

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Hybrid Courses

Online students often desire to know their fellow students and professors. Online classes provide ways to do this well. However, in order to keep the convenience of online classes and increase student interaction with classmates and professors Southeastern launched the first-ever hybrid class in the spring of 2009.

Hybrid classes utilize online lectures and assignments along with on-campus class time. For one weekend of the semester, hybrid students come to campus for face-to-face interaction. Friday and Saturday class meetings provide a way to remain living at a distance and interact with other students and professors.


Hybrid Classes FAQ

For hybrid courses, students only come to campus for one Friday 12-9pm and Saturday 8am-5pm of the semester per class. 

For Layered Hybrid courses, students come to campus Monday-Wednesday for the first class, and then stay Wednesday-Friday for the second class. Taking both classes is optional. Students may take only one of the two classes if desired.

In the CampusNet course description, your syllabus and the class Moodle page, the layered hybrid week/hybrid weekend should be clearly stated. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call, email or tweet the Distance Learning office.

Students must attend the entirety of the on-campus portion of the class in order to receive credit for the course. In cases of medical emergencies, students may be able to transfer to the online section in order to complete the course online.

If your hybrid meets in Wake Forest, North Carolina, then it will count as on-campus hours. If your hybrid meets at a location other than in Wake Forest, then your class will not count as on-campus credit.

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Extension Centers

Excellent and qualified faculty members, both full-time and adjunctive, teach our students at extension centers.

Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary operates several extension centers throughout the southeastern United States. Core classes and track requirements are offered at these centers and can be applied toward a master's or undergraduate degree. Extension center classes can be combined with online, hybrid or five-day break classes.

Extension Center FAQ

The amount of hours a student can take at an extension center depends on the degree he or she is pursuing. Please contact our office so that we can walk with you through your degree program.

While you cannot complete an entire degree at an extension center, you can complete any of our fully online degrees by combining extension center classes with online and Wake Forest hybrid classes.

We offer extension center classes in four Saturday and Hybrid formats. Hybrid courses work just like online classes, but you will meet at one of our extension centers on one weekend out of the semester (Friday 12:00-9:00pm and Saturday 8:00am-5:00pm). Students who do not attend the face-to-face component of the class will be required to withdraw.

Extension Center classes do not count as on-campus credit.