Asbury Theological Seminary’s Memphis Extension Site


What is Asbury Theological Seminary’s Memphis site?

Asbury Theological Seminary is excited about the Memphis site made possible by a partnership with Asbury Theological Seminary and Christ United Methodist Church (CUMC). The Memphis site is a micro-expression of the Asbury experience. Students can pursue classes through cohort model based learning while nurturing a meaningful community.

The Memphis site is an opportunity to begin your theological graduate education in Memphis. Each class meets for two weekends (view schedule) within a semester and is taught by an Asbury Theological Seminary faculty member who is either local or traveling from the Kentucky or Florida campus. Each weekend features a Friday evening meal and a special chapel service. New students will attend New Student Orientation at the beginning of their program.

Students can complete up to 49 percent of their degree at the Memphis site. Courses taken at the Memphis site do count as residential credit. Students must work with their advisor to determine how much of their degree’s residential requirement may be completed at the Memphis site. Master of Divinity students are required to complete two, three-credit hour courses on either the Florida Dunnam campus, located in Orlando, Fla., or on our Kentucky Campus, located just south of Lexington, Ky. Likewise, Master of Arts students must complete one, three-credit hour course on either campus. The remaining credits may be earned through classes taught on our Kentucky or Florida Dunnam campuses, or through our Online Program (ExL).

How are classes taught?

Classes take place over a seven week period during either the first or second half of the semester. Each class consists of an online component and two weekend meetings (view schedule). During the weekend meetings, classes meet at the Memphis site Friday evening, 6:30pm-9:30pm and Saturday 8:00am – 5:00pm. There is a local faculty member and staff person on site, and faculty members from both the Florida and Kentucky campuses travel to CUMC regularly to teach. 

How do I apply?

Students must apply online to Asbury Theological Seminary. Most courses offered at the Memphis site apply toward Masters Core requirements for all of Asbury’s degrees. You can learn more about these degrees by visiting our online academic catalog. Our Admissions Counselor, Eric Currie, will be happy to work through the application process with you. Contact Eric through email: or phone: 844.GO.TO.ATS.

How can I pay for classes?

Financial Aid is available for all students seeking a degree through Asbury Theological Seminary. All students seeking Financial Assistance must submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the Asbury Theological Seminary Financial Aid application. Financial Aid consultants are available to assist you through email: or phone: 859.858.2319. Tuition costs can be found online at Scholarships are highly competitive and priority consideration is given to those who have completed their FAFSA and have been admitted by the Admissions Office.

Next Steps

  • Do you have further questions? Fill out this form to receive more information.
  • Call Eric Currie, Admissions Counselor, 844.GO.TO.ATS, for information on upcoming visit days.
  • 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. In order to view detailed job placement and completion information on the programs offered by Asbury Theological Seminary, please visit and click on the Authorized Institutions and Data under the Research tab.