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Office of Admissions
Mailing Address
Garrett-Evangelical
2121 Sheridan Road
Evanston, IL 60201

Phone: (847) 866-3945
Toll-Free: (800) SEMINARY
Fax: (847) 467-1269
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Master of Arts

Admissions RequirementsAdmissions ProceduresAdmissions Application

Master of Arts programs equip students in the following areas of specialized ministry:

These programs prepare students for leadership in congregations and agencies in specialized ministries. They also meet educational requirements for ordination of United Methodist deacons.

Degree Requirements - 56 semester hours

See individual degree for specific requirements.

A. Designated Field Courses................................................23 semester hours

Area I: The Christian Tradition in Scripture and History............ 14 hours

Bible (8 hours)

Church History (6 hours)

Area II: Theology and Ethics............................................................. 6 hours

Area III: Worship ................................................................................. 3 hours

B. Courses in Ministry Field.............................................15-20 semester hours

C. Integrative courses...........................................................8-9 semester hours

D. Open Electives....................................................................6-9 semester hours

E. Denominational Requirements

Students should plan to meet denominational requirements as part of their electives.

F. Spiritual Formation

Spiritual formation is a key component of the MA programs. Students are expected to devote time to significant formative experiences such as corporate worship, community meals, service, and spiritual direction.

G. Cross-Cultural Education

Cross-cultural dimensions are intrinsically part of the whole curriculum at Garrett-Evangelical to assist students in gaining awareness of the world, of ministry, and of their own cultural identity. The requirement can be met through courses, travel courses, field education, or exchange programs.

H. Continuing Evaluations

Students develop, update, and review a portfolio that cumulatively expresses student development through the curriculum.

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The United Methodist Church, welcomes
students from a wide range of faith traditions.