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Degrees and Programs

Master of Divinity

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Master of Divinity

MA in Christian Education

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MA in Christian Education

MA in Music Ministry

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MA in Music Ministry

MA in Pastoral Care and Counseling

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MA in Pastoral Care and Counseling

MA in Public Ministry

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MA in Public Ministry

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MA in Spiritual Formation and Direction

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MA in Spiritual Formation and Direction

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Master of Theological Studies

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Master of Theological Studies

Doctor of Ministry

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Doctor of Ministry

Doctor of Philosophy

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Doctor of Philosophy

Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary offers a comprehensive set of degree and non-degree programs that integrate rigorous academics with real-world application to prepare students for today's church, academy, and a wide-range of vocational settings. Our vision of theological education embraces John Wesley's understanding of personal and social transformation out of a commitment to share the transforming love of Jesus Christ and to address head-on the variety of challenges and injustices our churches and communities face. The leaders we prepare will not just manage churches, organizations, and institutions, but will lead movements in their local communities and our world.

Not sure which program is right for you? Our Admissions Office is here to help you discern your calling at getadmitted@garrett.edu or 847.866.3998.

Non-Degree Programs

Certificates

If you are just beginning to feel called to ministry, aren’t yet sure where to begin, and want to “try” theological education without the larger time and financial commitment of a degree program, certificates are an affordable way gain up to 15 credit hours toward a degree program as you continue to discern God’s call in your life. Certificates offered include:

*includes optional UMC Certification track

United Methodist Programs

Basic Graduate Theological Studies
For those seeking Deacon's orders in the United Methodist Church
 
Certification Studies
For those seeking Certification in the United Methodist Church. Certifications offered include:

Course of Study School
For United Methodist local pastors
 
Advanced Course of Study
For local pastors who have completed Course of Study School and are seeking Elder's orders in the United Methodist Church

United Methodist Studies Certificate

To assist students at partner institutions in meeting United Methodist ordination requirements, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary offers a certificate in United Methodist Studies. The certificate is currently available to United Methodist students studying at Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary (AMBS), Chicago Theological Seminary (CTS), Eden Theological Seminary, Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary, Sioux Falls Seminary, and the University of Chicago Divinity School. 

Enrichment Studies | Auditing a Class

Enrichment Studies or Auditing a Class

Enrichment Studies           
For those interested in taking classes for their personal enrichment only, or for those interested in exploring a degree program by taking one class at a time. A maximum of 5 classes may be taken as an enrichment student.
 
Auditing a Class

Auditing a course is a good way to learn more about a topic of interest or to brush up on new information. The option to audit a course is open to any admitted student at the institution at the discretion of the faculty member. Those not already enrolled normally would need to apply to a degree or nondegree program in order to audit a course.

Auditors do not receive academic credit for the course, but receive learning and knowledge from the experience. Expectations for participation are coordinated directly with the course instructor. There is a reduced tuition rate for those auditing a course.

As a service to our alums, we have a simplified process in place for graduates to return to audit courses for continuing education or personal enrichment. Alums should complete the online Alum Auditor Request Form and the Office of Connectional Learning will then confirm availability with the course instructor and set up the registration.

Alums who are interested in an upcoming class should complete the form at least four weeks before term start.