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Gordon-Conwell on line Masters Degree

Discussion in 'Baptist Colleges & Seminaries' started by Rhetorician, Feb 1, 2012.

  1. Rhetorician

    Rhetorician Active Member
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    Feb 1, 2005
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    Hello All:

    Good news for many. Gordon-Conwell now has an online Masters. I have not looked at it for content but wanted all to see this asap.


    Get back to me with your learned opinions.

    "That is all!" :applause:
  2. mjohnson7

    mjohnson7 Member

    Aug 16, 2004
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    I was excited to see GCTS offer this low residency (it isn't completely online) MAR because of their stellar reputation for being academically rigorous and I thought it might be good exposure for me to a more diverse faculty.

    (BTW, the short, required, residential courses are offered only on the Charlotte campus.)

    However, after looking at the curriculum I was quite disappointed. I was hoping, since this is a 60 hour MA, it would be comparable to Reformed Theological Seminary's 60 hour MA offered via their virtual campus. It doesn't appear to be even comparable to RTS's and I think someone looking for a non-MDiv that can be earned primarily online, they would be better off - and much better prepared, going the RTS route.

    To use Rhet's phrase.....just my two cents! Probably not worth that!
  3. Martin

    Martin Active Member

    Jan 1, 2005
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    Not totally online. The program requires "minimal intensive campus residency experiences" (which are not defined). Gordon Conwell is a great school and I'm sure the program will benefit those who can complete it. I do long for the day when these schools realize that such "residency experiences" are outdated and unnecessary.