Best Theology Graduate Schools: List of Schools
A graduate degree in theology is helpful for those interested in pursuing a vocation in religious ministry, education or research. A theology program usually draws the majority of its coursework from the specific religious traditions to which the school is connected; likewise, most students select a school affiliated with a religious tradition that interests them. Graduates of a theology program can work in church ministry, teaching, research or interfaith settings like social services.
Top Grad Schools for Theology
1. Harvard University in Cambridge, MA
Harvard Divinity School at Harvard University was established in 1816 as the first non-sectarian theological school in the U.S. Two master's programs are offered at the school, a Master of Theological Studies (M.T.S.) program and a Master of Theology (Th.M.). The M.T.S. has 19 concentrations, including comparative studies, Biblical studies and philosophy of religion. Harvard Divinity School also has a Doctor of Theology (Th.D.) that highlights the methods and theories of religion and is ideal for those who hope to teach theology or enter administration at the college or seminary level. The Association of Theological Schools (ATS) accredits the theology programs at Harvard, and Forbes.com ranked the school eighth in its list of best colleges and universities in 2010
- Address: Massachusetts Hall, Cambridge, MA 02138
- Phone Number: (617) 495-1000
2. University of Notre Dame in Indiana
The University of Notre Dame is a Catholic school located in northern Indiana that admits students who are not traditionally Catholic. The school offers a M.T.S. program that trains students to teach at the high school level. It includes five areas of concentration, including moral and systematic theology, Biblical studies, history of Christianity and liturgical studies. The doctoral program is a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Theology and offers six concentrations, including the study of Christianity and Judaism, moral and systematic theology, history of Christianity, world religions and liturgical studies. The Ph.D. prepares students for careers in teaching, research and church ministry. Forbes.com named Notre Dame 33rd on its 2010 list of best colleges and universities and both degree programs are accredited by ATS.
- Address: Notre Dame, IN 46556
- Phone Number: (574) 631-5000
Good Schools with Graduate Programs in Theology
|College/University Name||Total Student Enrollment||Address||Phone Number|
|Boston University||31,960||One Silber Way, Boston, MA 02215||(617) 353-2000|
|Harvard University||27,651||Massachusetts Hall, Cambridge, MA 02138||(617) 495-1000|
|University of Chicago||15,094||5801 S. Ellis Ave., Chicago, IL 60637||(773) 702-1234|
|University of Notre Dame||11,816||Notre Dame, IN 46556||(574) 631-5000|
|Catholic University of America||6,768||620 Michigan Ave., N.E., Washington, D.C. 20064||(202) 319-5000|
|Regent University||4,656||1000 Regent University Dr., Virginia Beach, VA 23464||(757) 352-4127|
|Fuller Theological Seminary in California||2,966||135 N. Oakland Ave., Pasadena, CA 91182||(626) 584-5200|
|New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary||2,763||3939 Gentilly Blvd., New Orleans, LA 70126||(504) 282-4455|
|Trinity International University||2,730||2065 Half Day Rd., Deerfield, IL 60015||(847) 945-8800|
|Drew University||2,667||36 Madison Ave., Madison, NJ 07940||(973) 408-3000|
|Luther Seminary||814||2481 Como Ave., Saint Paul, MN 55108||(651) 641-3456|
|Westminster Theological Seminary||642||2960 W. Church Rd., Glenside, PA 19038||(215) 887-5511|
|Princeton Theological Seminary||606||64 Mercer St., Princeton, NJ 08542||(609) 921-8300|
|Concordia Seminary||472||801 Seminary Pl., Saint Louis, MO 63105||(314) 505-7000|
|Concordia Theological Seminary||379||6600 N. Clinton St., Fort Wayne, IN 46825||(260) 452-2100|
|Claremont School of Theology||354||1325 N. College Ave., Claremont, CA 91711||(909) 447-2500|
|Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary||335||2121 Sheridan Rd., Evanston, IL 60201||(847) 866-3900|
|Calvin Theological Seminary||251||3233 Burton St. S.E., Grand Rapids, MI 49546||(616) 957-6036|
|Union Theological Seminary||246||3041 Broadway, New York, NY 10027||(212) 662-7100|
|Graduate Theological Union||240||2400 Ridge Rd., Berkeley, CA 94709||(510) 649-2400|
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