PLEASE NOTE: In compliance with CDC recommendations, Wesley Theological Seminary is currently offering only online classes. All in person or hybrid courses (online plus limited in-person meetings) were suspended March 13, 2020. This will stay in effect until the CDC recommends it is safe to resume normal activities.
UPDATE JUNE 18, 2020: The Wesley Administration Council has decided that all 2020 summer courses will remain online. Fall 2020 courses will be offered in numerous ways to ensure social distancing: (a) classes with registration larger than 20 will be taught online (b) classes with registration under 20 can be taught online with occasional face to face classroom meetings with social distancing (final decision is with the instructor). For all students uncomfortable with coming on campus, all online studies will be available until further notice.
Try a Class at Wesley
Use this page to explore our current and upcoming course offerings, browse our frequently asked questions (below), or click here to sign up for a virtual visit or webinar!
During the spring and fall semesters, you can take foundational courses in biblical studies, try your hand in the arts, or delve into how our spiritual and religious convictions shape political dialogue.
Learn how to apply as a non-degree student and try a class for audit, continuing education units, or academic credit. Tuition information is outlined below.
Fall 2020 courses
Fall 2020 registration is open and the semester runs from August 31-December 18, 2020. Explore the course highlights available to incoming students (pictured). View the detailed Fall 2020 course schedule PDF here: Fall 2020 Course schedule
(Note: Non-degree academic credit may be applied towards a Masters, email email@example.com for details).
By offering daytime, evening, weekend, and online courses Wesley allows you to explore the Christian tradition, world religions, artistic expression, faith and politics, and much more.
Registration opens for Master’s J-Term/Spring 2021 semester on October 19, 2020. The Spring 2021 semester runs from January 21 to May 8, 2021. The spring *J-term runs from January 4 to January 15, 2021 (read below for information on J-term).
J-term courses are offered as an intensive before the spring semester starts. Students registering for J-Term courses should be aware that they will have reading and pre-course work before the J-Term starts.
More information on J-Term is available at https://wesleyseminary.edu/academics/academic-calendar/j-term/.
The Summer 2020 semester runs from May 26-August 1, 2020. The full summer 2020 course schedule is available here: Course schedule. Courses may be taken for academic credit, continuing education units, or audit.
Highlights of our Summer 2020 Masters-level Online Courses:
- RA-175-OL Biblical Storytelling - Dr. Tracy Radosevic
- ST-231-OL Bonhoeffer in Post Truth World - Dr. Timothy Snyder
- ST-247-OL Howard Thurman, Mystic, Prophetic, Theologian - Dr. C. Anthony Hunt
- CF-133-OL Teaching and Learning in Christian Education - Dr. Jana Strukova
- CM-239-OL Ministry & Self-Care - Dr. Matthew Braddock
- CM-251-OL Polity of the UMC - Dr. Jonathan Lemaster-Smith
- CM-270-OL Praxis of Holistic Evangelism - Dr. Scott T. Kisker
Do you have additional questions? Please click on our Frequently Asked Questions below for more information. Or, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Learn About Life as a Full-time Wesley Student
Our Window on Wesley days and Welcome Table evenings are designed to give you a window into the Wesley community. Attend chapel, sit in on a class, talk with students, and gather admissions and financial aid information. Learn more and register.
We’d love to help you find the learning or visit opportunity that’s right for you. Contact the admissions office at email@example.com or (202) 885-8659.