Welcome to Trinity Online!
Trinity offers the flexibility to pursue a wide variety of bachelors’ and masters’ degrees from nearly anywhere in the world through its online courses. This quality educational experience provides all the academic rigor without leaving your current job, ministry or community. Earn your degree 100% online through any of our four schools:
Trinity International University (TIU) Undergraduate Program
Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (TEDS) Online
Trinity Graduate School
Trinity Law School
A flexible online degree means you get the enrichment of college in a way you can handle. Advance your current career or prepare for a future one with an undergraduate degree through TIU Online. Currently we offer four degrees online that can get you ready for a future business career, Christian ministries role, prepare you to become a counselor or provide a foundation to serve in criminal justice.
Bachelor’s of Arts in Business
Based in the liberal arts tradition, the major is designed to help students develop skills applicable throughout their lives by starting and working in many different types of organizations, including large and small businesses, nonprofits, and ministries. Trinity’s business curriculum has a bias toward practical application. This allows working students to immediately use course concepts on the job. (Credits: 124 / Length: 4 years.)
Bachelor’s of Arts in Christian Ministries
Students pursuing a degree in Christian Ministries find themselves prepared and equipped for service in missions, churches, and parachurch organizations, whether on a part-time, full-time or volunteer basis. Our students will walk confidently in their calling, with the skills necessary for their future ministry. We offer a well-rounded approach through the following five program goals: Personal Maturity, People Skills, Penetration of Culture, Programming, Philosophy. (Credits: 124 / Length: 4 years.)
Bachelor’s of Arts in Psychology
The understanding of people, how we each think and behave, and the relationships between people are essential aspects of the various challenges of life. By choosing the Psychology major at Trinity, you can prepare to meet those challenges. (Credits: 124 / Length: 4 years.)
Bachelor’s of Arts in Criminal Justice
Within a Christ-centered liberal arts curriculum, the aim of the Criminal Justice program is to provide students with a strong foundation in the studies of criminology, including criminal law, legal systems, corrections, and policing. This program will prepare students to enter advanced programs in legal studies and law enforcement and for allied careers in the criminal justice field. (Credits: 124 / Length: 4 years.)
If you’re considering whether to pursue a ministry degree, do you wonder…
- if you can earn your degree while continuing to serve in ministry?
- if it’s even possible to earn a ministry degree online?
- or how to balance ministry responsibilities, work and family while enrolled in an online studies program?
With TEDS Online, not only can you earn your degree BUT you can…STAY where you are…SERVE in your ministry and STUDY for your degree 100% online! Here’s what we offer:
Master’s of Arts/Theological Studies
Our MA / Theological Studies draws from the breadth of the curriculum in biblical, theological, historical, and global areas, combined with a substantial number of elective hours that allow each student to uniquely shape his or her coursework. It is our most flexible program both in focus and delivery method, since it can be completed in its entirety at our Extension sites, in combination with or exclusively through online courses, or in summer coursework on our Deerfield campus (as well as in traditional full- and part-time formats on our Deerfield campus). This degree’s particular concern is to relate the broad field of theological studies to the work of the church, and we give our students plenty of opportunities to focus their study on particular interest areas. (Credits: 42 / Length: 2-3 years.)
Master’s of Arts/Educational Ministries
This flexible degree program is ideal for ministry leaders who want to improve and expand their service in the local church and related educational settings. You may be a teacher or ministry director with a specialty in one area, like youth or family ministries, who seeks additional understanding and skills to serve as a reflective practitioner equipping others. Our program will help you by focusing your coursework on three themes in educational ministry: Congregational Life (family, age-specific and inter-generational ministry), Collaborative Ministry Engagement (leadership, small groups, teams), and Formational Learning (formational discipleship, teaching, and learning). You can take this degree entirely through TEDS Online, in person at Trinity, or through a mixture of both. (Credits: 32 / Length: 1-2 years.)
Certificate in Christian Studies
Our Certificate in Christian Studies allows you to choose what master’s-level courses you need in order to strengthen your ministry. You may be a leader who wants to grow in your teaching ability, or at a career transition and wondering about going into ministry. Or you may want to improve at what you’re already doing. Whatever work you’ve been given, our Certificate program can help you do it better. If you decide you want more education, our certificate program will prepare you well for a Master’s of Divinity or another master’s degree at Trinity, with part of your coursework already completed. (Credits: 24 / Length: 1-2 years.)
Do any of these sound like you?
- Are you a teacher who wants to build your skills and grow in your profession?
- A healthcare professional, social worker or minister who desires a strong foundation in bioethics to give you the tools to address the scientific and societal issues of our time?
- A busy professional in church ministry, nonprofit management, human resources, or the scientific community who knows that a legal studies background would prepare you to implement solutions where real change is possible.
If so, then we can help you get there! Earn a Master’s degree online through Trinity Graduate School or Trinity Law School.
Master’s of Arts in Bioethics
The MA in Bioethics is designed for recent college graduates and working professionals who desire a foundation in bioethics for their studies, jobs, and public engagement. Health care workers, scientists, lawyers, clergy, and many others including those working in non-profit organizations will benefit from this flexible 30-semester-hour program, well-suited to those with heavy professional responsibilities. Individuals preparing for an academic career will develop a strong background in bioethics for active, relevant participation in related college or university fields. The program can be completed without relocating to the Deerfield, Illinois, area, making it an excellent choice for students who are committed to ministry and professional life in a different location. (Credits: 30 / Length: 1-4 years.)
Master’s of Education
The MEd helps the classroom teacher position him/herself for professional advancement as an instructional expert who is ready to teach all learners well. The program includes coursework in differentiation, gifted, special education and English as a second language (ESL). The endorsements embedded in this degree program and the degree itself include key elements that support a teacher’s skill, employability, and professional advancement. This program, unlike many other graduate degrees, is purposely designed to be practical. Every assignment asks teachers to take what they are learning, apply it in the classroom, and report the results. (Credits: 39 / Length: 1.3 years.)
Master’s of Legal Studies (Bioethics)
Over-reaching reproductive technologies, euthanasia, testing on human embryos, insurance regulations that put the patient second — all of these show that the value of human life is being lost on many fronts. If you are looking to make a difference in areas such as these, Trinity’s Master’s of Legal Studies in Bioethics will not only provide you with the philosophical bioethical arguments, but the legal arguments as well. It will prepare you for a profession where real change can take place. (Credits: 30 / Length: 20 months.)
Master’s of Legal Studies (Human Rights)
Many people want to stand in the gap for those whose human rights are being violated but don’t know how to do it. While many human rights organizations raise awareness, they often fail to offer real solutions. Trinity’s Master’s of Legal Studies in Human Rights will help you to find legal solutions to complex human rights violations and prepares you to offer real relief to real suffering. (Credits: 30 / Length: 20 months.)
Master’s of Legal Studies (Non-Profit Organizations)
Whether you work for a non-profit organization or want to start your own, you need to be able to effectively lead your organization in order to further your cause. Trinity’s Master’s of Legal Studies in Non-Profit Organizations prepares you to do just that, while also giving you a strong background in the law so that your organization is protected as you make progress. (Credits: 30 / Length: 20 months.)
Master’s of Legal Studies (Human Resources Management)
Working in Human Resources today means you will be bombarded with legal questions and governmental regulations on a daily basis. With so much on the line, you can’t afford to feel unprepared. By giving you an understanding of law as it relates to your role in HR, Trinity’s Master’s of Legal Studies in Human Resources Management gives you the skills to confidently lead where many others are unprepared to go. (Credits: 30 / Length: 20 months.)
Master’s of Legal Studies (Church & Ministry Management)
If you lead a church, you know that there are many legal risks involved. Religious freedom issues, property disputes, and employment procedures often challenge churches and it can be hard to know the best way forward. Trinity’s Master’s of Legal Studies in Church and Ministry Management trains church leaders so that they can protect their members’ rights and preemptively avoid legal attacks. While it doesn’t train you to be an attorney, it does prepare you to use the law to keep the doors open for the gospel. (Credits: 30 / Length: 20 months.)