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What is Asbury-Memphis?

Asbury-Memphis is a partnership between Asbury Theological Seminary and Christ United Methodist Church. Students can pursue classes through cohort model based learning while nurturing a powerful community.

Asbury Theological Seminary is excited about our extension site, Asbury-Memphis at Christ United Methodist Church in Memphis, TN*.  Asbury-Memphis is a micro-expression of the Asbury Theological Seminary experience.  This site will aim to answer some questions you may have as you consider enrolling at Asbury-Memphis!

Asbury-Memphis is an opportunity to begin your theological graduate education right in Memphis. Ten classes are hosted at CUMC over two years. Each class meets for two weekends (view schedule) and is taught by an Asbury Seminary faculty member who will travel to Memphis to teach the class. Each weekend will feature a special chapel service and students will get to attend a spiritual formation retreat at the start of each academic year. For the Master of Divinity, most of the residential requirements may be met at Asbury-Memphis by attending  9 of the 10 classes offered at Asbury-Memphis To fulfill the required 32 hours of residential credit for the Master of Divinity program, students will still be required to complete two additional three hour courses on either the Florida Dunnam campus, located in beautiful sunny Orlando, Florida or on our Wilmore Campus, located in the heart of the Bluegrass, just south of Lexington, KY. To complete the degree, students may utilize classes taught on our Kentucky or Florida Dunnam campuses or through ExL (Extended Learning), our online learning program.**

**For the Master of Divinity, residential requirements may be met at Asbury-Memphis. 27 of the 30 credit hours, or 9 of the 10 classes offered at Asbury-Memphis count as residential credit. To fulfill the required 32 hours of residential credit for the Master of Divinity program, students will still be required to complete two three hour courses on either the Kentucky or Florida Dunnam campuses.

Who can attend Asbury-Memphis?

Asbury-Memphis students must apply to Asbury-Seminary before August 15, 2014 to start in the Fall semester. The classes taught at Asbury-Memphis are for the Master of Divinity program. These same courses may apply for the Certificate in Christian Studies. You can learn more about these degrees by visiting our online academic catalog. Our Admissions Coordinator, Virginia McNutt, will be happy to work through the application process with you. Contact Virginia through email at : or phone: 859-858-2363.

How can I pay for Asbury-Memphis classes?

Financial Aid is available for all students seeking Master of Arts or Master of Divinity degrees. All students seeking Financial Assistance must submit the FAFSA and the Asbury Seminary Financial Aid application. Financial Aid consultants are available to assist you: Gina Farcas (Last names A-K) and Jenny Newman (Last names L-Z) can be reached at if you have further questions. Tuition costs can be found online at

Applications for the fall 2014 semester are also being accepted. Scholarships are highly competitive and priority consideration is given to those who have completed their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and who have been admitted by the Admissions Office by March 1st. The admissions deadline for fall 2014 is August 15th, 2014.

How do I apply to Asbury-Memphis?

All students must apply online and complete their application process by August 15, 2014 to be eligible for Fall 2014 classes or January 15th for Spring 2015. Click here for application instructions.

How are classes taught at Asbury-Memphis?

Each class meets for two weekends (view schedule). Classes are taught on Friday nights and during the day on Saturday on-site at CUMC. Faculty members from both the Florida and Kentucky campuses travel to CUMC to teach these classes. All classes offered at Asbury-Memphis have an online component. Classes will begin and run through the duration of the academic semesters with face to face class meetings taking place twice per class.

Next Steps

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Are you ready to apply? Start your online application today.



*Asbury Theological Seminary is authorized for operation as a postsecondary educational institution by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission.