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Course of Study is a program of the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry, administered by the seminary, for the purpose of educating licensed local pastors in the United Methodist Church.

Saint Paul School of Theology Course of Study classes are held:

  • Greater Kansas City area
  • Springfield, Missouri
  • Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Important Notice! The Course of Study Basic Five-Year Curriculum has been revised by the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry. Feel free to review the GBHEM Guidelines. The new curriculum is effective January 2015 and will start with the 2015 Winter Session. You will note that our 2014-2015 Course Schedule reflects the new course numbers and names. Refer to the Revised Curriculum - January 2015 for a complete listing of the new courses, as well as a list of exchange credits that will show you how the courses you have already completed compare with the new curriculum. This will allow you to plan.

Course of Study Information


Steve Breon

Interim Director Course of Study

Hotel Information
Click for seminary commuter housing options.

*Specifically for Spring 2015
LaQuinta Inn & Suites
6901 NW 83rd St.
Kansas City, MO 64152

Between NW 83rd Terr and NW Prairie View Rd (about 0.5 mile from Platte Woods UMC).

Room rate of $65 plus taxes/fees. Book early as the rooms on hold will begin dropping off 1 week prior to the session. 
Please mention Platte Woods Church when making your reservation.

Meal Information
$25 per session.  Cash or check made payable to Platte Woods UMC.  Includes:

Friday:  lunch & dinner
Saturday:  "to go" lunch
Snacks and beverages

For questions on meals or to advise of food restrictions, please call Platte Woods Church at 816-741-2972.

Making a Payment
Students (or anyone making a payment on the student's behalf) can make a payment as follows:
  1. Go to
  2. Click the Make A Payment blue button on the lower right side of the seminary's homepage
  3. Enter personal information (please include email address for payment confirmation)
  4. Select "Additional Fees" then "Course of Study"
  5. Enter amount
  6. Select payment method and start date
    1. Note start date cannot be current date
  7. Select "Next"
  8. Enter payment information and confirm payment


Greater Kansas City Campus
4370 West 109th Street, Suite 300
Overland Park, KS 66211
Phone number: 913-253-5000
Fax number: 913-253-5075
Oklahoma City University Campus
2501 North Blackwelder Ave
Oklahoma City, OK 73106
Phone number: 405-208-5757
Fax number: 405-208-6046