DWU and United Partnership

Pursue God's Calling to go further

Continue Your Education

Dakota Wesleyan University and United Theological Seminary have partnered together to offer you more educational opportunities. As a ministry leader, earning a degree has never been easier.  

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Explore our programs

Earn Your B.A.

Use your Course of Study (COS), Certificate in Service & Leadership (CSL), or Certificate in Theology and Ministry (CTM) to earn a B.A. degree.

Earn Your B.A. and MACM

Receive credit for your COS, CSL, or CTM program to earn a bachelor's and master's degree - at the same time!

Earn Your MBA and MDiv

Earn your MBA and MDiv through this unique partnership. Two degrees - one program!

Earn Your PCL Certificate and MACM

In less than two years, earn a graduate certificate in DWU's Practical Church Leadership program and a Master of Arts in Christian Ministries from United.

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Support hours: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Central Time Zone. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

Why an online degree from Dakota Wesleyan University?

As a regionally accredited, faith-based, private institution located in Mitchell, South Dakota, DWU provides a strong foundation toward helping students like you discover your strengths. Our online programs create an experience that ensures you reach your goals and find success. Committed professors, small class sizes and our core values of learning, leadership, faith and service combine to enable you to reach your personal and professional growth. 

Who will teach the online courses?

Online students are taught by some of the best-known faculty in their fields. Most students develop strong relationships with their instructors. We often hear stories of how students credit those relationships for helping them have a successful online education experience. 

Is financial assistance available for online students?

Yes. At DWU, our goal is to help make your education accessible and affordable. If you are taking online-only courses, you may be eligible for federal and/or state aid if you are seeking a degree at DWU. You’re encouraged to work with a financial aid adviser to develop a funding plan that meets your needs.  

What are the computer requirements for online students?

Our courses are compatible with Mac and PC platforms. Your admissions counselor can help verify that you possess all necessary software requirements to facilitate your studies in our online programs. In order to sign up for our online classes, you should have regular access to the Internet and email, as well as be familiar with creating, formatting, and attaching Microsoft Word documents. 

Can you tell me which (if any) of my previous courses will transfer?

Absolutely! At DWU, several of our online programs offer generous transfer credit policies that allow you to earn your degree faster and more affordably than ever before. Once you submit your application and send in your unofficial transcripts, we will complete a preliminary transfer credit evaluation.  

Will I have scheduled time for online courses?

At DWU, most online courses are asynchronous. This means there are no “live” classes to attend. Instead, lectures, coursework, and discussions all take place at your convenience, allowing you to choose when and where to work on your studies. There may be times when you are asked to conduct a live chat with either a professor or classmates, but they will occur on a case-by-case basis and will always be clearly defined in your course syllabus. 

If you take classes in DWU's Practical Church Leadership program, courses are scheduled differently. The program has live online lectures on Mondays and in-person attendance at January and July workshops. 

All courses are conducted according to a schedule outlined in your course syllabus, so when in doubt, talk to your admissions rep or program director. 

Is Dakota Wesleyan University accredited?

Dakota Wesleyan University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association, 30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60602, (312) 263-0456, continuously since 1916.  

DWU is also an NC-SARA approved university to offer online, educational courses. This means we have met several requirements to ensure our programs are quality and accredited.




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