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Partnerships

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World-class academic resources are placed at your fingertips through Garrett-Evangelical's many partnerships.

Northwestern University

Garrett-Evangelical and Northwestern University have a relationship that is almost a century and a half old. Over the decades, the institutions have shared numerous resources, including courses, buildings, faculties, libraries, parking, and technology. Today, the Garrett-Evangelical learning community is deeply enhanced through its relationship with Northwestern through:

  • Library resources and access (both physical and virtual)
  • Ph.D. coursework and dissertation advising
  • Access to recreational facilities
  • International student assistance
  • Many cultural events and special lectures and programs

Association of Chicago Theological Schools

The Chicago area boasts the greatest concentration of seminaries per capita of anywhere in the U.S. The Chicago area schools are organized into a cluster called The Association of Chicago Theological Schools (ACTS). As a member of ACTS, Garrett-Evangelical students are able to cross-register at other ACTS seminaries.

Together, the schools within ACTS offer a rich network of resources for theological education, making the association one of the outstanding centers of theological education in the world. Available to the approximately 3,200 students currently enrolled at its member schools are about 260 faculty, some 700 courses offered annually, and library collections of 2.1 million volumes and nearly 5,500 currently received periodical subscriptions. Several schools have well-stocked theological bookstores. More than half the schools offer online courses. ACTS makes it possible for students and faculty to pursue their work, study, and reflection with people from many different cultural and theological traditions.

Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary

Garrett-Evangelical and Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary (AMBS) have partnered to provide students at AMBS seeking ordination in the United Methodist Church the opportunity to earn a certificate in United Methodist Studies from Garrett-Evangelical. In return, AMBS will provide a set of courses for a concentration and/or certificate in Peace Studies for Garrett-Evangelical students. The curriculum of AMBS places a high focus on peacemaking, creation care, and anti-racism. Students will engage in a deeper understanding of, and commitment to, the biblical vision of peace and justice and its embodiment in the world.

Some of these courses will be made available online, some by intensive courses in January and the summer, and some during regular semester terms on the campuses in Evanston or Elkhart, IN.  Another component of the partnership is that each school will also provide staff to advise students in fulfilling the expectations for these certificates.

Center for Religion and Psychotherapy

The Center for Religion and Psychotherapy (CRPC) is a not-for-profit organization in Chicago offering psychotherapy and pastoral counseling for adults and adolescents, individuals and couples, since 1965. It is fully accredited as a clinical and educational site by the American Association of Pastoral Counselors. Staff members are licensed by the state of Illinois, and have been trained both in psychodynamic psychotherapy and in the engagement of the spiritual and religious dynamics of human experience. CRPC provides the clinical training and much of the academic work required for Garrett-Evangelical students on the Clinical Track in the Master of Arts in Pastoral Care and Counseling or the Doctor of Philosophy in Pastoral Theology, Personality, & Culture programs to sit for the State of Illinois’ licensure exam for clinical professional counselors (LCPC).

Chicago Theological Seminary

Garrett-Evangelical and Chicago Theological Seminary (CTS) cooperate in a program that enables Garrett-Evangelical students to complete a concentration in LGBTQ studies and CTS students to complete a United Methodist Studies certificate. Garrett-Evangelical students wishing to complete the concentration will take a minimum of five courses that CTS offers as a part of their certificate program. Where possible these five courses should cover these four different areas – Theory, Practice, Biblical background, and Theological background – plus one elective course in the concentration area. Courses are offered at CTS in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago.  Students completing the concentration will have it reflected on their Garrett-Evangelical transcripts.

To assist students at CTS in meeting United Methodist ordination requirements, Garrett-Evangelical will be offering a certificate in United Methodist Studies. This certificate consists of 15 semester hours which meet six key United Methodist educational requirements - United Methodist History, Doctrine, and Polity; Evangelism; Mission of the Church in the World; and Worship. 

CTS and Garrett-Evangelical are both members of the Association of Chicago Theological Schools (ACTS), and students can register at either school using the ACTS cross-registration form available through their home school registrar’s office.

Ecumenical Theological Seminary

Garrett-Evangelical cooperates with the Ecumenical Theological Seminary in Detroit in a program that enables students to take up to half of their work toward a Master's degree in Detroit. Students must take their first course on the Garrett-Evangelical campus. For more information contact the admissions or registrar's office.

Eden Theological Seminary

Garrett-Evangelical and Eden Theological Seminary cooperate in a program that enables students to attend as Guest Students at each school. Garrett-Evangelical students may take courses at Eden to fulfill elective credits or as part of a program concentration. Students would select courses in consultation with their program advisor. Registration would take place in consultation with the Garrett-Evangelical Registrar.

To assist students at Eden in meeting United Methodist ordination requirements, Garrett-Evangelical will be offering a certificate in United Methodist Studies. This certificate consists of 15 semester hours which meet six key United Methodist educational requirements - United Methodist History, Doctrine, and Polity; Evangelism; Mission of the Church in the World; and Worship.

Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary

Garrett-Evangelical and Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary have partnered to provide students at Louisville Presbyterian seeking ordination in The United Methodist Church the opportunity to earn a certificate in United Methodist Studies from Garrett-Evangelical.

Loyola University of Chicago

Garrett-Evangelical and the School of Social Work of Loyola University of Chicago have a cooperative agreement for a dual degree program that enables a student to fulfill the requiements of the MDiv degree at Garrett-Evangelical and the MSW degree at Loyola University in four years of full-time study. Selected courses may be applied to the respective degrees at each school. Students must be admitted to both schools.

OMNIA Institute for Contextual Leadership

The OMNIA Institute for Contextual Leadership is a global leadership training and consulting program serving religious and civic leaders who are committed to solving society's most intractable problems, such as racism, extremism, and economic justice. 

University of Chicago Divinity School

Garrett-Evangelical and the University of Chicago Divinity School cooperate in a program that enables students to attend as Guest Students at each school. Garrett-Evangelical students may take courses at Eden to fulfill elective credits or as part of a program concentration. Students would select courses in consultation with their program advisor. Registration would take place in consultation with the Garrett-Evangelical Registrar.

To assist students at the Divinity School in meeting United Methodist ordination requirements, Garrett-Evangelical will be offering a certificate in United Methodist Studies. This certificate consists of 15 semester hours which meet six key United Methodist educational requirements - United Methodist History, Doctrine, and Polity; Evangelism; Mission of the Church in the World; and Worship.