What makes Saint Paul School of Theology unique?
Saint Paul has a long tradition of integrating practical experiences in ministry with work in the classroom to prepare men and women for leadership in the church. We are one seminary with two innovative, vibrant collaborations that make up our two campus locations. To learn more, visit Why Saint Paul.
Is the curriculum up to date?
Yes. The curriculum for all of our master’s degree programs has been updated and streamlined for today’s seminary student. The number of credit hours have been reduced to save students time and tuition costs. We have increased the amount of faculty contact and have added a strong practical ministry aspect to our degrees. Mid-degree and summative assessment courses ensure that our students are on track and prepared for real-world ministry settings.
Are scholarships and financial aid available?
Academic scholarships are based upon prior college GPA and can range from $250-$7000 for qualified students. You can finance your education with a combination of these resources and a paid contextual education position. We also encourage you to apply for private scholarships or grants from sources outside Saint Paul. To learn more about scholarships and grants, click HERE.
What if I am not called to be a pastor? Can I still attend seminary?
Absolutely! Many students enter seminary uncertain of their career path. Saint Paul is a great place to explore your gifts and talents and discern your calling for Christian ministry.
Is Saint Paul accredited?
Yes. Saint Paul School of Theology is accredited by The Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada as well as the Higher Learning Commission and a member of North Central Association. Saint Paul School of Theology is also approved by the University Senate of the United Methodist Church.
Which degree is right for me?
If you are seeking ordination as an elder in The United Methodist Church or other denominational tradition: MDiv
If you anticipate a sacramental ministry, in which you consecrate the communion elements and bless the waters of baptism: MDiv
If you want to serve in The United Methodist itinerant ministry and be appointed by the bishop to serve in a particular location: MDiv
If you are considering service as a chaplain in a hospital setting or in hospice care: MDiv, MACM
If you plan to seek ordination as a deacon in The United Methodist Church: MACM
If you would like to seek out your own ministry setting on a church staff or some type of social services helping agency: MACM
If you are thinking about further graduate school education, like a PhD in theological studies: MATS
If you are looking for an exciting journey through which you experience the grace and gift of growing closer to God: MDiv, MACM, MATS