Course SyllabiCourse Schedules

Registrar's Office

Mailing Address
2121 Sheridan Road
Evanston, IL 60201

Phone: (847) 866-3905

Academic Affairs

Mailing Address
2121 Sheridan Road
Evanston, IL 60201

Phone: (847) 866-3903

Welcome to Academics


Welcome to the Academic Affairs website!  Our goal is to keep our curriculum relevant to the needs of the church, the academy, and the world.  We are proud of the ethnic, racial, gender, and international diversity of our faculty and student body.  We are committed to retaining this diversity and multicultural integration in our learning both in and out of the classroom.

Academic Affairs welcomes your interest and we encourage you to be in contact with our office as you choose a school for theological education and preparation for various forms of ministry. May God bless you in this most exciting journey into theological education!

Dr. Luis R. Rivera
Vice President for Academic Affairs and Academic Dean


  Luis Rivera
Vice President for
Academic Affairs
Academic Dean
  Krista McNeil
Administrator for
Academic Affairs
  Vince McGlothin-Eller
Director of Academic Studies
and Registrar
  Andrea Leftwich
Associate Registrar and
DMin Coordinator
  Tina Shelton
Academic Studies and
PhD Coordinator
  Pam Holliman
Director of
Distance Learning
  Brooke Lester
Director of
Emerging Pedagogies
  Karla Kincannon
Director of Vocational
Formation and Church Leadership
  Wendy Kneer
Field Education and VFCL
Program Manager


Course Syllabi

Links to course syllabi can be found here.

Academic Calendars

3-year Calendar 2014-2017

Academic Calendar 2014-2015

Academic Calendar 2015-2016

Academic Catalog

Click here to download the most recent Academic Catalog.

Student Forms

Current students can find all Student Forms through MyGETS.

United Methodist Programs

Garrett-Evangelical works in cooperation with United Methodist district committees of ministry and conference boards of ordained ministry to assist students as they clarify their call to ministry, engage in spiritual formation, and develop the understandings, skills, and practices for faithful church leadership.

  • Students seeking ordination as elder in The United Methodist Church usually enroll in the Master of Divinity program (though the Course of Study School may be an option; see below). Most students are full-time; however some of the program may be completed part-time.
  • Students seeking ordination as deacon in The United Methodist Church may enroll in the Master of Divinity program, one of the Master of Arts programs, or in the Basic Graduate Theological Studies (BGTS) program. Students may enroll in these programs full-time or, as in-ministry students, take intensive courses in January and summer terms.
  • Students seeking certificationin Christian education, evangelism, music ministry, spiritual formation, children's ministry, or youth ministry may complete educational requirements either in a degree program or in January and summer terms.  More information about UM certification is available from the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry.
  • Garrett-Evangelical also participates with the United Methodist General Board of Higher Education and Ministry in providing a Course of Study School for those seeking to serve in ministry as "local pastors." The Basic Course of Study Program is provided in English, Spanish, and Hmong.  Courses for those interested in Advanced Course of Study, leading to ordination as an elder, are also available.



You may now request transcripts online through the Alum/StudentWeb portal using a credit card.  Login using your ID number and passcode and then select Grades-Transcripts from the menu to the left.  Click on the link to Order an Official Transcript and provide the requested information.

Alternatively, you may request a transcript by completing this form and mailing or faxing it to the registrar. Your signature is required. Requests cannot be taken over the phone. There is a $7.50 processing fee charged for each copy. In an emergency, a transcript may be faxed for an additional $3.00, in addition to the $7.50 mailed copy.

Mail the form to:
Registrar's Office 
Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary 
2121 Sheridan Road 
Evanston, IL 60201

Or, fax it to: 
Attn: Registrar's Office

UMC Logo Garrett-Evangelical, a seminary related to
The United Methodist Church, welcomes
students from a wide range of faith traditions.