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Online Courses

All online courses are open to students enrolled in one of Garrett-Evangelical’s graduate degrees, certificates, or enrichment programs and most are available for auditing. Enrollment for students wishing to audit is subject to approval by the professor. We have twelve accredited online courses offered in a two-year rotation. Students may enroll in these online courses to fulfill part of their degree or program.

If you're yearning to enhance your ministry, now is the time to immerse yourself in a dynamic course taught by outstanding faculty. 

Alums wishing to audit an online course should complete the Alum Auditor Request Form and submit the completed form directly to the registrar ( The registrar will then confirm availability with the course instructor and set up the registration. Alums pay the current audit rate for degree students to participate in the course. Alums receive 1 CEU per semester hour of the course completed.

For more information on online courses at Garrett-Evangelical, contact Dr. Brooke Lester, Director of Digital Learning and Assistant Professor of Hebrew Scriptures.

Find an Online Course

 Courses are subject to change, please check the most recent Course Schedule for an accurate listing.

For more information on these courses see the Course Syllabi.

Priority for most online courses will be given to new and distance students as well as current students who have only taken online courses. Once registration begins, students who meet the criteria for priority registration may contact the Registrar at to register. Priority registration ends one month before registration ends. At that time, any remaining seats are open to all students.

Summer 2019 

  • United Methodist History (5/28 - 8/23)
    Dr. Jonathan LeMaster Smith, adjunct faculty
  • United Methodist Doctrine (5/28 - 8/23)
    Dr. Jonathan LeMaster Smith, adjunct faculty
  • United Methodist Polity (5/28 - 8/23)
    Dr. Jonathan LeMaster Smith, adjunct faculty
  • Teaching for Biblical Faith (7/1 - 8/9)
    Instructor TBA

Fall 2019 

  • Theology and Practice of Christian Spirituality 
    Dr. Hannah Hwa-Young Chong, affiliate faculty
  • Field Education 1
    Dr. Ken Ehrman, director of field education
    Contact Field Education Office before registering
  • Leadership Seminar 2
    Dr. Lisl Paul, associate director of field education
  • Field Education 2
    Dr. Ken Ehrman, director of field education
    Contact Field Education Office before registering
  • Introduction to the Hebrew Bible
    Dr. Brooke Lester, assistant professor of Hebrew scriptures
  • History of Christian Thought & Practice 1
    Dr. Stephanie VanSlyke, affiliate faculty
  • Sacred Music Colloquium 3
    Dr. Ron Anderson, Ernest and Bernice Styberg professor of worship
    By permission for non-Master of Arts in Music Ministry students
  • Spiritual Practice
    Dr. Dwight Judy, professor emertius of spiritual formation
  • United Methodist History 
    Dr. Jonathan LeMaster Smith, adjunct  faculty
  • United Methodist Doctrine 
    Dr. Jonathan LeMaster Smith, adjunct  faculty
  • United Methodist Polity 
    Dr. Jonathan LeMaster Smith, adjunct faculty

Technical Requirements

Technical Requirements

  • Operating System
    • Mac: OS X 10.5 or higher, 450MHz PowerPC G3 processor or higher recommended
    • PC: Windows XP w/ Service Pack 2 or later, Vista, 7, Home, or Student.
    • Other: Red Hat® Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5 or later, openSUSE® 11 or later, Ubuntu 7.10 or later, or Solaris™ 10.
  • Ram: 1 GB (gigabyte) or more
  • Hard Drive: 10 GB or more
  • The capacity to watch multiple video formats:
  • Soundcard and speakers (or headphones)
  • Display: 15” monitor or larger (Some 13” will work); resolution should be 600 X 800 pixels or higher.
  • Current version of Adobe Reader and Adobe Flash player
  • Web Browsers: Moodle is optimized for Firefox but works well with most browsers.
    • Internet Explorer 7
    • Firefox 3.6.6
    • Google Chrome 2.0
    • Safari 3.0
    • Opera 9.5
    • AOL 9.0
  • Broadband is highly recommended and is defined as:
    • Upload transfer  rate of at least 1.0 megabits/second (or higher), and
    • Download rate of 2.0 - 4.0 megabits/second (or higher)
  • Cookies must be enabled.