At Providence, we offer Christ-centered, Bible-based distance education. This drives our tradition of sound academic excellence powered by rigorous pedagogy, excellent faculty, and service-oriented, student-focused staff in a cordial environment that allows robust exchange of ideas in a guided exploratory space.
Distance Education at Providence includes courses delivered through in-person classes (either in Otterburne, MB or in Calgary, AB), modular classes, hybrid format, directed study, and online learning. For more information on what these formats mean, refer to the ‘How Providence Distance Education Works’ section below.
Note: Our MA Counselling and MA Counselling Psychology programs require that one-third (1/3) of courses be taken in unmediated face-to-face contact with the instructor (7 courses for the MA Counselling, 10 courses for the MA Counselling Psychology). Unmediated face-to-face contact with the instructor includes modular (week long), hybrid, directed study and travel study courses.
We currently have two sites that offer distance education:
- Our main campus in Otterburne, MB
- Alberta based courses are held at 4825 Mount Royal Gate in the Roderick Mah Centre for Continuous Learning. Providence has no affiliation with Mount Royal University.
Our main campus offers the complete range of delivery options for the following programs: MA Christian Studies, MA Theological Studies, MA Educational Studies, MA Global Studies, MA Counselling, MA Counselling Psychology, MDiv and DMin.
Why study via Distance?
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How Providence Distance Education Works
Through Distance Education at Providence, you can complete your degree requirements through a variety of formats and delivery options. Below are the various formats:
- Online courses on a semestral basis (September to December, January to April, and May to July).
- eProv, an interactive 2-way video classroom experience that brings faculty and some students in the physical classroom together with students from anywhere around the world in a live, synchronous chatroom.
- Independent Study offers little to no face-to-face contact between faculty and student, the Independent Study option is available upon approval by the Registrar’s Office.
- Directed Study is independent but directed by the professor and there is no specific limit on the number of directed study courses that can be used for credit toward a degree program but these have to be approved by the professor and the Registrar’s Office.
- Modular delivery option allows students to complete a one-week, condensed intersession course (available in October, November, January, and March or during our summer sessions).
- Hybrid option allows students to take courses by combining online and modular formats. For hybrid over 50% of the instruction occurs through modular course offerings.
- Partnership with Horizon Seminary allows students to complete some transferable courses at Horizon in order to complete specific Providence Seminary programs. Students would need prior approval from the Registrar’s Office.