Wesley Theological Seminary

  • Rev. Benjamin J Hall, VP for Admissions & Financial Aid


    Wesley Theological Seminary is an accredited graduate theological school located in the heart of Washington, DC and offers a flexible online Master of Arts, a hybrid residential/online Master of Theological Studies and a hybrid online/in-person Master of Divinity degree.

    Additionally, the seminary offers a Doctor of Ministry degree with tracks including the following:

    Trauma, Moral Injury & Christian Life

    Soul Care

    Church Leadership Excellence

    Howard Thurman

    Military Chaplains

    Spirituality and Story

    Curating Community through the Arts

    Cambridge: Justice, Compassion & Witness: Ministry in a Turbulent World

    Life Together

    The mission of Wesley Theological Seminary is to equip persons for Christian ministry and leadership in the church and the world, to advance theological scholarship, and to model a prophetic voice in the public square.

    At Wesley Theological Seminary, we seek to ground learning in the scripture and traditions that provide the church’s identity in the gospel, and to prepare students for the practice of ministry. Therefore, every part of the curriculum is theological in character, and practically related to the church’s life. The educational process is designed to bring classroom and field learning into complementary relationship. To accomplish this, the Seminary actively collaborates with local churches, hospitals and agencies to provide contexts for the practice of ministry. Church officials, pastors, and laity help in the training,  supervision, and evaluation of Wesley students.

    Master of Arts at Wesley Theological Seminary

    The Wesley FlexMA fits students’ needs, whether they are preparing for ministry in congregational and institutional settings, going deeper in their own spiritual journey, or integrating faith and theology into an existing career. Through the FlexMA, lawyers, doctors, administrators, IT professionals, and others are gaining the theological knowledge and leadership skills to teach religion in church settings, preach, coordinate ministries, and more, while they continue in their other professional work lives. Other Wesley FlexMA students are gaining theological formation to enrich their non-profit or advocacy work. Still others are giving God their "third career," creating new ministries following retirement. What is your next call? See how the FlexMA can provide robust learning and formation that integrates your faith, life, and professional experience.

    • 36 Credit Hours

    • 3-4 Semester Program

    • Direct Liturgical Experiences

    • Learn your Way With Flexible Online, Hybrid, or Residential Curriculum

    • Four Specializations: Arts & Theology, African American Church Studies, General Chaplaincy, Community Engagement

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