About our Online Courses
Our online courses, currently use email as the sole mechanism for communication between the student and the Graduate Theological Foundation faculty. We are transitioning to an online university and will be utilizing an online student information system (SIS) and an online learning management system (LMS). Each course is taught as a one-on-one tutorial between the student and the faculty person offering the course. This curriculum is offered exclusively by our own faculty. The faculty evaluation of student performance will be linked to the degree level of the student. A complete roster of our online courses are available on the GTF’s website here.
New courses are regularly added to the Online course list.
The current format is as follows: The student reads the assigned textual materials and emails a 500-1000 word response to the GTF for each of six sessions. The faculty person sends a personal critique and comments on each of the student’s response papers, and, at the end of the six sessions, the student submits a final paper which is essentially the six combined 500-1000 word papers which the student has edited in light of the faculty person’s critical comments during the course. The final paper must include a bibliography.
Students may take a maximum of two Online Courses concurrently.
Online Course Registration Process
Step 1 – Click here to download the Online course (formerly E-Tutorial) contact e-mail address. Be sure to add this email address on the PDF form to your safe sender list. Students wishing to request specific course dates must do so in advance of step 2.
Academic Coursework Completion Policy
All papers written for an Online Course must be submitted within 30 days of completing the Online course or no course credit will be awarded. The entire Online Course timeframe is ten weeks (six weeks for each of the six individual response papers and four weeks for the completion of the final paper). Up to two courses may be taken simultaneously. The expected time required for the readings and essay writings for each course is 40 clock hours.