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Rigorous Academics & Spiritual Formation

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Rigorous Academics & Spiritual Formation

Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary offers rigorous, intellectually challenging academics paired with a commitment to intentional spiritual formation that trains the mind, body, and spirit. Through diverse curriculum taught by our distinguished faculty and prominent practitioners, you will be stretched theologically and exposed to new models of ministry.

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Academics at Garrett-Evangelical »

Progressive & Evangelical

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Progressive & Evangelical

As a result of the merger of three institutions over the course of its 161-year history, Garrett-Evangelical brings together the best of progressive and evangelical values: critical and creative reasoning, evangelical commitment, and prophetic participation in society. Really, you could say it’s in our institutional DNA.

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Connections & Partnerships

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Connections & Partnerships

Garrett-Evangelical’s numerous connections and partnerships provide students with an abundance of resources and opportunities. Located in the geographic center and heart of Northwestern University, students can take classes at Northwestern, utilize its library resources, and more. The Association of Chicago Theological Schools, as well as joint programs and certificates with other outstanding institutions, are also available to help tailor your degree to your calling.

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Local & Global

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Local & Global

Garrett-Evangelical has long held a deep commitment to diversity and the global church within and outside of the classroom. The connection and power of the gospel message within multiple cultures is very much alive in the faculty and students of Garrett-Evangelical. Located in the midst of one of the most diverse metropolitan areas in the world, Garrett-Evangelical students have countless, rich cross-cultural experiences available at their fingertips. A multitude of opportunities are open to students to expose them to the rich diversity in this country and internationally.

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On Campus & Online

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On Campus & Online

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 ministries. While we honor the traditional methods of instruction and rich heritage of academia, we also embrace non-traditional methods such as online learning and hybrid classes.

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Urban, Suburban & Rural

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Urban, Suburban & Rural

Without exception, Garrett-Evangelical graduates point to their field education experience as key to their seminary education. We offer students the finest opportunities to discern, test, and refine their call to ministry in urban, suburban, and rural settings. Combining hands-on-experience with theological education, our field education program reflects the seminary’s philosophy that students mature into ministry by knowing, being, and doing.

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8 : 1
student/faculty ratio
12
countries represented in student body
35
denominations in student body
69%
of students are Methodist
8
degree programs offered
12
Master of Divinity concentrations
5
Doctor of Ministry tracks
6
Doctor of Philosophy concentrations
30
faculty members
Being theologically curious is quite a dangerous thing. When you find yourself wanting to know more about God and God’s relation to the human condition, you may make interesting decisions like applying to seminary. It is my curiosity that helps to inform my calling.
I grew up hearing stories about my grandparents who had converted to Christianity in India, even though they knew it would lead to persecution. My father also told me about his journey to become a pastor. I felt God calling me to spend my life sharing the message of transformation and liberation that is made known in and through Christ.

Financial Aid

Garrett-Evangelical is committed to supporting you with a financial aid package that recognizes your academic ability, background, and need. Generous support from the seminary's alumni/ae and friends allows us to support you in this community act of Christian stewardship. Each year, we give over $2.5 million in scholarships with scholarships ranging from 25%-100% tuition with stipends.

Student Life

Community at Garrett-Evangelical is basic to seminary formation. Classrooms of hospitality, a dynamic worship life during the week, covenant groups, prayer circles, community meals, and student-organized events are a key part of understanding and experiencing the formation of Christian community. Through coursework, academic advising, rich conversation, and community experiences, you will be nurtured and empowered to fulfill God’s call and claim on your life.