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Online | 36 Credits | Two Years

An advanced degree offered in an
accelerated format without semesters or terms

Applications are accepted at any time
Start your program on your schedule
Study at your own pace


Experience an Oxford-style

faculty mentor relationship with Len Sweet.


Leonard Sweet is a Phi Beta Kappa who earned his Master of Divinity degree from Colgate Rochester/Crozer Divinity School and PhD from the University of Rochester. The author of more than 200 articles, 1300+ published sermons, and more than seventy books, Sweet’s publications include best sellers Soul Tsunami, Aqua Church, and Jesus Manifesto (with Frank Viola), as well as many other volumes like Rings of Fire that are revolutionizing the church’s mission in the 21st century. Sweet has spent his academic life as Provost, Dean, Vice-President of Graduate Studies, President, and Chancellor of seminaries and universities. He now just works with doctoral students in the US and around the world.


One of the most sought-after speakers in North America, Sweet has been voted more than once by his peers as “One of the 50 Most Influential Christians in America” and was once selected by the top non-English Christian website as a “Top 10 Influential Global Christian.” His podcast “Napkin Scribbles” is widely quoted, as is his homiletics resource, For the past three years, he has posted a weekly lectionary-based LenTalk on semiotics and Scripture to his YouTube Channel. 


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Customize Your Degree Concentration


Identify a specific area of ministry for in-depth research in consultation with Len.

Students present their research to fellow students and visiting faculty during the Project Advance.​

Students present their Projects & Dissertations to their fellow students and visiting faculty during the Defense Advance.

Participate in Travel/Study Advances

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2023 Advance with Len Sweet on Orcas Island

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