Distributed Learning refers to Fuller's online and individualized distance learning (IDL) courses. These classes are offered in an alternative format to the traditional classroom setting. However, there are limits* to the amount of distributed learning courses you can earn in your degree, which is outlined below.
| Degree Program || Distributed Learning Allowed (Online/IDL) || IDL (Maximum) |
| MDiv || 72 units || 16 units |
| MAT || 48 units || 16 units |
| MATM || 72 units || 16 units |
| MATM-USMC || 72 units || 16 units |
| MAICS || 72 units || None |
| MACL || 36 units || 16 units |
*The limits are based upon and assume a degree with no previously earned courses, no transfer credit, no directed study units, no emphasis, and considers residency units required by the degree.
Please contact your academic advisor if you have any questions regarding the residency or Distributed Learning policies or your current distributed learning options in light of any previously earned units, transfer credit, or remaining residency requirements.