For those interested in a MA/Ministry degree via distance education... Grace Theological Seminary offers a 32hr Masters of Ministry degree via distance learning (audio, video, internet, etc). Two week long modules on campus are required (sort of standard). The two on campus courses are: Counseling in the local church and Leadership in the local church. The other courses are: Systematic Theology I and II Hermeneutics Understanding the Old Testament Survey of Church History Philosophy of Ministry Gospels/Life of Christ Two on campus courses Elective This "program was designed to meet the needs of students wanting to receive a master's level education but challenged by the inability to come to Grace Seminary for training...While Grace SEminary believes that the optimum training for the senior pastorate is the Master of Divinity degree, the Master of Ministry does yield a better prepared servant for the local church" (from their MA Brochure). Visit Grace Theological Seminary website. Grace is fully accredited. I do not attend Grace, but after reading through their catalog (and word of mouth) I think this may be a good program for those interested. In Christ, Martin.