Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Ready to take your next steps toward God’s calling? We’re here to answer your questions about our seminary school. Start by reading our frequently asked questions below, or feel free to contact our offices directly.
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 our churches, communities, city streets, and country roads. We are one seminary with two innovative, vibrant collaborations that make up our two campus locations. To learn more, visit Why Saint Paul.
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. Learn more about scholarships and grants here.
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.
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