Both the Master of Arts and the Master of Divinity programs are offered online. The Master of Divinity program can also be done through a one-day-a-week format on the main campus in Marion.
Indiana Wesleyan University's main campus is located in Marion, midway between Indianapolis and Fort Wayne, along I-69. Established in 1920, this 300-acre campus has expanded tremendously during the past two decades. More than $250 million in new construction and renovation have created a state-of-the-art physical campus for both undergraduate and graduate students.
The most recent major building project is a 3,800-seat chapel-auditorium that is scheduled to open in January 2010. The new building, which will be the tallest structure on campus, will be used for both campus chapel and assembly space for large events such as commencement, convocation, conferences, special lectures and concerts.
Wesley Seminary classes are offered in the recently renovated Noggle Christian Ministry Center, which features an interactive worship center and youth ministry laboratory, where students can learn lighting and sound skills. A children’s learning laboratory is used to assist future teachers in setting up and designing classrooms, while a bistro classroom features a class-in-the-round design with glass on all sides and three large-screen TVs.
A $6 million seminary building, that would include classrooms, offices and lodging for students, already is on the drawing board, but no date has been set for the start of construction. The building is planned for the 4400 block of South Landess Street.
IWU's online programs deliver courses via the Internet using a state-of-the-art learning management system (LMS) powered by Blackboard™, the leading provider of learning management software. When students logon to the Blackboard™ interface, they will see their current and prior courses listed. Selecting a course takes just a click of the mouse. Each course is entirely self-contained, with an easy-to-follow navigation system of clearly-labeled buttons and links that provide access to the course syllabus, workshop-by-workshop explanations of all assignments, online discussion forums, a team project area, an assignment handler for submitting completed coursework, faculty information, and links to the Off-Campus Library Service (OCLS), technical support, student services, and a variety of other helpful information.