Program and Degree Options
St. Gregory Nazianzen Orthodox Institute provides faith-based distance learning opportunities in higher education through flexible and high quality programs of study at the certificate, diploma, undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate levels across the following disciplines: (1) Orthodox Studies; (2) Christian-centered Interdisciplinary Studies with specialization tracks in Business Administration, Counseling, Communications, Information Technology, Leadership, and Management; (3) Hellenic Studies; (4) Religious Education; and (5) Slavic Studies.
These programs of study are designed to prepare men and women for service and leadership in the Orthodox Church and to advance apostolic diakonia and outreach to those searching for the Truth of the Gospel, by creating an environment that fosters growth in knowledge, faith, spiritual life and experience, orthopraxis, and service (see 'Facts at a Glance').
Personalized Learning Options
The Institute’s innovative distance learning programs provide study tracks and/or certificate and degree pathways that fit the adult learner’s individual schedule and learning style. St. Gregory Nazianzen Orthodox Institute utilizes the Individualized Distance Learning delivery model, which combines personal choice, quality, convenience, and flexibility. The components of this model include Rolling Enrollment, Advanced Placement, FlexStart, Independent Study (or Individualized Learning for Motivated Students), and College Level Testing. The Rolling Enrollment policy allows a prospective student to submit his/her Admissions Application to St. Gregory Nazianzen Orthodox Institute at any time. The Institute will then review the Admissions Application and notify the applicant as to the admission decision within a few weeks after submission. Advanced Placement allows the student to transfer credits from other recognized institutions (subject to review and approval by the Registrar’s Office) and/or to earn credits upon the satisfactory completion of Advanced Placement examinations. FlexStart Scheduling allows students to choose and register for non-sequential fast-track courses. Independent Study rewards the diligent student by allowing him/her to enroll in a course, complete the requirements, and move on to the next course at his/her own speed or pace. College Level Testing allows students to translate life experience into academic credit. Ultimately, the Institute makes it possible for the student to manage a family, job, career, and/or other responsibilities while studying. You do not have to put your life on hold to complete your degree at St. Gregory Nazianzen Orthodox Institute.