Earn your accredited degree through EC Online while interning at Heartland Master's Commission!

No matter where you live, you can attend EC Online! And we’re taking the online experience up a notch with a community-based, non-academic internship at Heartland Master's Commission (HMC).  At HMC, you will be enriched through spiritual formation and deeper relationships with your EC Online classmates and other HMC participants through extra curricular activities and more.  As an EC Online student, you will be able to earn an accredited degree completely through cyberspace—there is no requirement for online students to be at HMC (or any other location) to do coursework or earn a degree.  At the same time, cyberspace no longer has to be between you and your classmates!

Earn your accredited undergraduate degree!

EC Online coupled with the HMC on-site experience is truly unique and beneficial to student life.  For this reason, students who opt to concurrently enroll into an academic degree program online while attending HMC will be part of the EC Online Heartland Cohort and will be eligible for special scholarships (based on individual financial need). Apply now!

Choose from a number of online degrees!  If you are interested in a degree that EC does not offer, you might consider earning the Associate of Biblical Studies or the Associate of General Studies and transferring your credits to the institution that offers the degree you want.

Students planning to earn course credit at one college and transfer to another are advised to research in advance the transfer of credits.  Because each school has the authority to decide which credits they will accept, it is the student’s responsibility to confirm which credits will transfer (toward their chosen field of study) at a particular college/university.

Associate Degrees:

When transferring from one school to another, it is generally much easier to receive full credit for a two-year associates degree than for a list of individual courses. For example, students who have earned a General Education Associate Degree often transfer as Juniors with credit for all general education courses.

Bachelor and Graduate Degrees:

Ecclesia graduates have gone on to do graduate studies at a variety of colleges and universities, including Asbury, John Brown University, Liberty, Dartmouth and others.

For the sake of due diligence, it is recommended that students confirm in advance that they will be accepted into the program of their choice.

How do I begin?

To begin, simply fill out the EC Application or email us for more information. If you prefer to talk by phone, please dial (479) 717-9940 and press “0” to leave a detailed message. A representative will get back to you shortly.

What will it cost?

PLEASE NOTE:  all courses taken through the cohort are earned entirely online through EC and do not require the internship as part of the academic plan to graduate. Students earning academic credit online are subject to the policies and procedures of Ecclesia College. Students participating at Heartland are subject to the policies and procedures of Heartland. For EC policies regarding the EC Online Heartland Cohort, please click here.

  • To participate in the cohort students concurrently enroll with EC Online.
  • Students are taught by EC faculty online while attending Heartland.