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Our curriculum is designed to help students understand and interpret the Christian faith in today’s world.

Garrett-Evangelical continuously implements new and emerging pedagogies to reach out to as many people as possible and to prepare spiritual leaders in every stage of their lives and ministry. While we honor the traditional methods of instruction and the rich heritage of academia, we also embrace non-traditional methods such as online learning and hybrid classes.

All online courses are open to students enrolled in one of Garrett-Evangelical’s graduate degrees, certificates, or enrichment programs. We have twelve accredited online courses offered in a two-year rotation. Students may enroll in these online courses to fulfill part of their degree or program.

If you're yearning to enhance your ministry, now is the time to immerse yourself in a dynamic course taught by outstanding faculty. 

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United Methodist Studies Online Courses

Garrett-Evangelical is proud to offer all six courses prescribed in the United Methodist Church's Book of Discipline in an online format. These courses explore topics critical to the contemporary church through a variety of perspectives and voices, and will equip you for congregational leadership in the 21st century.

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In January and during the summer, Garrett-Evangelical offers two-week intensives (two, two-week sessions in summer). These terms offer the opportunity to sample seminary courses, to fulfill requirements for United Methodist ordination and certification, and to continue study in degree programs. The two-week format, with everyone on the same schedule for classes, worship, and meals, helps to develop strong ties within the student community.

Local pastors who have completed the basic Course of Study and meet annual conference requirements for membership and ordination as elders may be admitted to master's courses in order to meet Advanced Course of Study requirements


If you are a new student applying to Garrett-Evangelical, please contact the admissions office or 1-800 SEMINARY (1-800-736-4627), get.admitted@garrett.edu.

If you are a current student, registration information is available from the registrar's office or contact Andrea Leftwich, 847-866-3908, andrea.leftwich@garrett.edu.