Following in the tradition of many Christian universities, the mission of Midland Lutheran College (MLC) is to inspire its students to “learn and lead in the world with purpose.” Founded on the 5 core values of faith, quality, learning, respect, and stewardship, Midland Lutheran College strives to offer students a unique and student-centered degree. Students are encouraged to be co-creators in their education through traditional and applied learning opportunities. MLC believes that this approach will better equip students to be productive members of a changing and more global society.
This student-centered approach is evident in their distance learning programs. Distance Learning programs are offered through the Center for Career Advancement and Lifelong Learning. Midland Lutheran College is unique in its approach to distance learning, offering a truly student-centered approach. In fact, the distance learning program is called “MyPath” to communicate this personalized, student-centered approach. Student can chose to attend classes through classic, modern, or blended distance learning. On-campus classes are held on nights and weekends to accommodate students with families, full-time jobs or both. In a time when degrees increasingly offered 100% online, it is good for students to know that they have the option to structure their distance learning in the way that best meets their needs.
In addition to choosing the learning medium that best suits them, MLC offers several flexible options for MyPath distance learning students. Student can complete entire degrees, earn certificates, or simply take a few courses. Additionally, courses are offered in five 8-week sessions, which has been proved to help students advance through the program faster. Furthermore, students are advised by a faculty member throughout their time at MLC and prior learning credits are available.
Distance learning degrees are offered at the bachelor’s, master’s and certificate levels. At the bachelor’s level, students can chose between the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA), Human Services, or Nursing. The BSBA program offers three different concentrations. The BSBA concentrations are General Business, Marketing, or Management. The Human Services degree is a unique degree in that it combines Sociology and Psychology to prepare students to work in social service agencies or for graduate study in the human services upon graduation. The Nursing program offers associate’s level Registered Nurses (RN’s) to obtain their Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN).
Midland Lutheran College distance learning offers a Masters of Professional Accounting for students who have already completed their undergraduate degree in Accounting. An added bonus about the program is that students who lack and undergraduate degree can enroll in the blended program to earn credits towards their Masters in Professional Accounting while they work on their BSBA with a major in Accounting. Students to earn their bachelor’s and master’s in as little as 4 1/2 years through this program.
Tuition and fees are $330 per credit hour, and distance learning students are assessed an additional $150 fee per course. Financial aid is available in the form of low-interest loans, federal grants, flexible payment plans, and employer reimbursement for those who qualify.