Welcome Future Students
We’re so excited you’re here! Asbury Seminary provides you with more than a theology degree. Asbury Seminary provides a spiritually formative theological education that melds the head and heart together, sending biblically sound, Spirit-filled men and women into the world for Christ and the church. Whether you are called to speak in public, counsel people with a Christian perspective, serve in youth ministry, or relocate overseas as a missionary, graduate level theological education further equips you for your unique ministry.
A theology degree from an accredited seminary like Asbury can fulfill an ordination requirement, meet the licensing credentials for Christian counseling, or provide deeper study in your field of discipline to prepare you for teaching in higher education. However, seminary is not solely reserved for individuals called to be pastors, missionaries, counselors or professors. Asbury Theological Seminary is the preparation ground for all those who desire to be better equipped for their call.
In addition, our multi-site locations offer students the ability to work through their degree in either a residential or urban ministry format, cohort model, or through distance-learning, online classes that incorporate residential intensives.
It may be difficult to discern whether a season of theological studies is right for you. Seminary requires time, resources and a dedicated commitment, so we recommend you prayerfully and diligently consider whether God is calling you into a season of Christian studies. Likewise, choosing the right institution for your theological education can be a daunting task. As you consider Asbury Seminary, you might ask yourself, “Who are these people, and what are they all about?”
Asbury Seminary Quick Facts
Discover Asbury Seminary
Asbury Theological Seminary is a community called to prepare theologically educated, sanctified, Spirit-filled men and women to evangelize and to spread scriptural holiness throughout the world through the love of Jesus Christ, in the power of the Holy Spirit and to the glory of God the Father.
What sets us Apart
Asbury Theological Seminary is a multi-denominational graduate school of theology called to teach the unchanging truth of Christianity. We are a spiritually vibrant, academically rigorous community steeped in the Wesleyan tradition, and we are deeply committed to living out the truths of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Asbury offers you a number of academic and professional degrees through our Wilmore, Kentucky or Florida Dunnam Campuses, our Memphis Tennessee cohort, or our Online (EXL) degree campus, providing you with varied timetables so you can fulfill your academic goals according to your individual needs and abilities.
The faculty members at Asbury Seminary are world-renowned in their fields of discipline. They are diverse in both their ministry and professional experience, providing a lush classroom environment for academic learning and spiritual development. They are called to train and equip the next generation for effective service to Christ and His Church.
It takes a whole seminary community to train women and men to be ministers of God’s love. The Asbury Seminary community is led by committed faculty, staff, and administrators who care deeply about your education and spiritual formation. We want you to be full of knowledge, and we also want you to be full of love for God and people.
Asbury’s accredited master’s and post-graduate degree programs prepare you for an assortment of vocations including full or part-time ministry, Christian counseling, mission work, youth ministry, pastoral care, academia, or non-profit work. Each program, from a Master of Divinity degree to a Pastoral Counseling degree to a Ph.D. in Biblical Studies, is tailored to provide tangible ministry skills and a strong biblical foundation that will equip you for your own unique profession and calling.
The Asbury Seminary Experience
At Asbury Seminary, your experience is grounded in the Word of God, honed with immense spiritual growth, and sharpened by global engagement.
Asbury Seminary adheres to historic Christian faith rooted in the Wesleyan tradition. You will be immersed and grounded in Scripture and develop a deep understanding of the Christian faith. Your biblical studies will equip you with the skills necessary to be a lifelong student and teacher of the Word.
We have approximately 90 denominations represented in the student population, which allows for rich classroom discussion. Teachings are presented from a Wesleyan platform, providing a foundational cornerstone and enabling students to develop their theology as they mature in their faith and advance in their Christian studies. Serious biblical, theological and pastoral reflection, which is committed to historic orthodoxy, is of utmost importance to Asbury Seminary because it is crucial for the long-term health and vitality of the Church.
From the classroom to the community, Asbury Seminary pursues a holistic approach to education through the development of both your academic scholarship and your spiritual formation. Our campuses are rich environments for spiritual development, global community, sacrificial service, catechesis and holiness.
We believe the most-effective laborers in God’s Kingdom have lives that overflow with the grace received through communion with the triune God. Asbury Seminary strives to create an environment where students grow in their relationship with God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit.
At Asbury, you will have opportunities to grow spiritually through our weekly corporate gatherings, which are filled with songs of praise, prayer and dynamic preaching. You may also attend daily Eucharist services, retreats and other ministry opportunities. Worship continues in the classroom, too, as professors incorporate devotionals, prayer or praise songs into the beginning of their lectures. Chapels and prayer closets are placed in every major campus building, so you can meet in small groups with colleagues or spend time alone with the Lord.
At Asbury Seminary we believe that the spiritual growth of your family is vital. As a student at Asbury, your spouse and family members are welcome to participate in all corporate worship opportunities and spaces. Family members will also have opportunities to participate in retreats, fellowship, small group meetings, and exciting new opportunities initiated by our Community Formation team.
Asbury Seminary is committed to serving the global Church through the development of new academic programs, the understanding of global trends, and partnering with institutions around the world to provide students with a mission-informed education.
As a student at Asbury Theological Seminary, you will live and learn among students from all over the world. In the classroom, you will be challenged to think missionally as you engage in conversations with individuals holding diverse worldviews. You will be immersed in cross-cultural, community living.
Asbury Theological Seminary strives to expand educational opportunities by partnering with seminaries from all over the globe. These partnerships provide opportunities to learn from professors who come from partnering seminaries or allow you take courses overseas. Current partnerships exist in Africa, South America and Asia.
Please contact us to discuss how Asbury Seminary can be part of your call. Our Admissions team is available to talk with you if you have additional questions. To request more information about Asbury Seminary, contact us. Please call 1.800.2ASBURY and ask for Admissions. We look forward to serving you.