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The formation and equipping of skilled, bold, and articulate leaders who share the transforming love of Jesus Christ is a guiding principle of the curriculum and our shared life.

Fall 2020 Remote Learning

After careful consideration and planning, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary will be open and remain in remote teaching and learning modalities through the Fall 2020 semester.

As an educational institution, we do not want to assume “business as usual” in the fall, but rather will stay nimble and adaptive to our state and region’s readiness to reopen with sustained capacity to contain COVID-19 infections. As a theological school, we consider this an opportunity for all–especially our prospective, incoming, and returning students–to rise to the challenge of discovering through theological study how God remains active in restoring and renewing our world in such a time as this. This is the time to learn how to lead communities from hurt toward healing, from despondence to generative hope.

We are committed to caring for your health and safety while also providing you with academic excellence, opportunities for discernment and spiritual formation, and a theological education that will transform you so that you can transform the 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. No matter the teaching method, our curriculum grounds students in “knowing, being, and doing” the work of the Gospel in today's church and the world.

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All online courses are open to students enrolled in one of Garrett-Evangelical’s graduate degrees, certificates, or enrichment programs. 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),

If you are a current student, registration information is available from the registrar's office or 847.866.3905,