Asbury Seminary isn’t just for pastors, counselors, church planters, lay leaders, or missionaries. Asbury Seminary offers you a spiritually formative theological education that melds the head, heart and hands together, sending biblically sound, Spirit-filled men and women into the world for Christ and the church. No matter your calling, graduate level theological education further equips you for your unique ministry. 


Why Asbury Seminary?

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. We are deeply committed to living out the truths of the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Our multi-site locations allow you to work through your academic or professional degree in either a residential or urban ministry format, cohort model or through online classes that incorporate residential intensives. You can choose to study on our Wilmore, Kentucky or Florida Dunnam Campuses, our Memphis Tennessee cohort, or our Online (EXL) degree campus.

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.

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.

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.

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.

At Asbury Seminary, your experience is grounded in the Word of God, honed with immense spiritual growth and sharpened by global engagement.

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start-wilmoreNestled in the heart of central Kentucky, we’re surrounded by rolling hills, thoroughbreds, basketball and bluegrass. The tranquility of the Kentucky landscape mixed with easy access to major metropolitan cities like Lexington, Louisville, Cincinnati and Nashville offers the ideal backdrop for a season of study and ministry.

Campus visits are available Monday-Friday, and occasionally Saturday.

During your visit, you’ll:

  • Enjoy lunch with some of our world-renowned faculty or a current student
  • Tour our historic campus, built in 1923
  • Sit-in on a class or mock lecture
  • Worship with the student body in Estes Chapel
  • Meet with an admissions counselor and financial aid representative
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start-orlandoLocated in one of the biggest cities in Florida, the Florida Dunnam Campus provides unique ministry and leadership opportunities from the time you step on campus. Orlando is home to a variety of ethnicities, cultures and unique contexts. We engage and grow leaders in our multi-cultural, multi-ethnic community.

Campus visits are available Monday-Friday, and occasionally Saturday.

During your visit, you’ll:

  • Enjoy lunch with some of our world-renowned faculty or a team member
  • Tour our campus, opened in 1999
  • Sit-in on a class during the semester
  • Meet with an admissions counselor and financial aid representative
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start-memphisAsbury-Memphis is a micro-expression of the Asbury Seminary community: academically-challenging and Christ-focused. You can complete up to 16 courses in a cohort-based, spiritually-transformative community. You’ll join a powerful, nurturing community filled with opportunities for learning and formation.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much will Seminary cost?

Visit our Tuition & Fees page for cost and scholarship opportunities.

Can I complete a degree online?

Study online. Stay on mission with an online master of divinity degree or master’s degree in leadership, theology and intercultural studies from Asbury Seminary. Complete your degree in as few as three years with online classes and four, one-to-two-week campus visits.

Is your school accredited?

We are accredited by the Association of Theological Schools (TATS) and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and approved by the United Methodist Senate. Learn more about our accreditation.

Are you associated with a particular denomination?

Asbury Seminary is a multi-denominational graduate school of theology.  We are not affiliated with any one denomination, but are proud of our rich Wesleyan heritage.

How long does it take to complete a Master of Divinity or Master of Arts degree? 

The average student takes between 6 and 9 hours each academic semester. Our Master of Divinity is a 96 credit hour degree, which typically takes students between three to five years to complete.

Our Master of Arts degrees range from 60 to 63 hours, which typically takes students two to four years to complete.

Is chapel required?

Chapel is not required, however our vibrant worship services attract students, faculty and staff for community gatherings every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday on the Kentucky Campus and every Tuesday and Thursday on the Florida Dunnam Campus.

You can learn more about our chapel program, by visiting our chapel archives. You can also join us for worship online as we live-stream our chapel services from the Kentucky Campus.

What is your ethos statement and statement of faith?

An ethos statement and statement of faith is a community standard of behavior that seeks to define how we pursue holiness in fellowship.