May 23, 2018  
2012-2014 Theological School Catalog 
2012-2014 Theological School Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

About the Theological School


The University is fully accredited by the Middle States Association of Schools and Colleges, and the Theological School is further accredited by the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada.

Programs/Degrees Offered



Explanations of Terms


Seminars: Registration often requires approval of the instructor.

Credits: Credit hours granted for successful completion of a course are listed in parentheses following the course titles.

Prerequisites: Course descriptions note required prerequisites courses and grades in those courses.

Enrollment limitations: Each course has an enrollment limit. Some courses are offered in multiple sections. Individual preferences are accommodated whenever possible, but students are not guaranteed assignment to a particular course section. The University reserves the right to cancel scheduled courses for which it judges enrollment to be insufficient.

Frequency of Course Offerings: Some courses are offered each semester or annually; others are offered over a two-or three-year period. Whenever possible, frequency is noted in the course description.

Other Academic Programs 


United Methodist Certification Programs  

Professional certification recognizes that an individual has been called and is making a commitment to serve with excellence in an area of specialized ministry. Professional certification is available to lay persons, ordained deacons and elders, local pastors and diaconal ministers. Students enrolled in MA/ MDiv degree programs may take the certification classes as electives. United Methodist students will be certified by their annual conferences working with the General Board of Higher Education. Non-Methodist students will receive a Certificate directly from Drew.

Theological Lifelong Learning

The Center for Theological Lifelong learning aims to equip clergy and lay leaders to effectively address emerging and ongoing issues in ministry by providing relevant leadership education programs, provide advanced theological education beyond the structure of degree programs by opening graduate courses to non-degree participants, and strengthen the spiritual lives of all people through deep Christian study and reflection.

If you would like to discuss which degree program is best suited to your plans, please feel free to contact the Admissions Office at 973-408-3111 or the Associate Academic Dean at 973-408-3647.