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Online Program

Pursuing Bible and ministry training often requires returning to the physical classroom, but for many adults, that's not a reasonable option. OCC's online learning program trains you where you are! Earn an entire bachelor's degree in biblical studies without leaving your home, job or church. 

All online courses are eight weeks long, with five eight-week modules throughout the year. Each class includes reading and/or lectures, peer discussions over course content, and assignments to deepen and demonstrate learning. Coursework is due Thursdays and Sundays, but may be completed at the student's discretion. 

For information about the earning the Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies online, click here.

If you're a residential student interested in taking online classes as part of your current degree program, click here. 

State Authorization

The State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA) is a national initiative to provide more access to online courses while maintaining compliance standards with state regulatory agencies. SARA establishes a state-level reciprocity process that will support the nation in efforts to increase the educational attainment of its people by making state authorization:

  • More efficient, effective and uniform in regard to necessary and reasonable standards of practice that could span states;
  • More effective in dealing with quality and integrity issues that have arisen in some online/distance education offerings; and
  • ​Less costly for states and institutions and, thereby, the students they serve.

Ozark Christian College is authorized to offer distance education (either through SARA or by state exemption status) in all states, except Massachusetts. 

Contact the Office of Online Learning at onlinelearning@occ.edu or 417.626.1277.

 

Your information will be used for internal purposes only. We will not sell your information.

Tuition and Financing

  • Tuition is $400 per credit hour (this includes Institutional fees)
  • Payment is expected in full before the start of class. (See current dates and deadlines for the specific day payment is required.)
  • Two courses require additional fees (Practices in Spiritual Formation [DO 3701 IN, $37] and Principles of Interpretation [PI 2701 IN, $380 for Logos Bible Software)
  • The cost for books vary by course, but can be estimated at $100 per course. 
  • Full time students take two classes (6 credit hours) per module. 
  • Online students are not eligible to receive Institutional or Memorial scholarships/grants at this time. However, the Online Learning program is fully eligible for Federal Financial Aid. 

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be considered for assistance, using the OCC school code 015569.

Contact our Student Financial Services Office for additional information or assistance at finaid@occ.edu or 417.626.1234 ext. 2032. 

Contact the Office of Online Learning at onlinelearning@occ.edu or 417.626.1277.

Request Information

For more information, fill out the form above or contact the Office of Online Learning using the information below.

Email: onlinelearning@occ.edu
Phone:  417.626.1277

Apply Now

All non-current OCC students must complete the following steps: 

  1. Submit the appropriate online application.
  2. Pay the correct application fee: $30 for new students, and $10 for reactivating students. 
  3. Provide two specific types of references from people of a minimum of two years acquainted with the applicant (PDFs can be scaned and emailed to onlinelearning@occ.edu upon completion):
    • Minister/Church Leader Reference PDF
    • Employer/Teacher Reference PDF
  4. Request official transcripts from any university, college, or institution of higher education previously attended. 
  5. Return the completed, notarized Verification of Student Identity Form
  6. Complete the Introduction to Ozark Online before starting online class. 

All admissions requirements must be met before students may register for class.

Need More Information? Fill out the form below or contact the Office of Online Learning at onlinelearning@occ.edu or 417.626.1277.

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