Wesley Theological Seminary is a University Senate-Approved Seminary
We can help guide you on your United Methodist ministry journey.
We have briefly listed the General Board of Higher Education & Ministry requirements with Wesley’s offerings:
Deacons may receive a Master of Divinity (M.Div.), or they may obtain a Master’s degree in their work field plus 27 theological study hours as outlined on the GBHEM website.
Elders need a Master of Divinity from an approved seminary.
For those students seeking ordination and commissioning as a deacon or elder in The United Methodist Church, many of the required foundational courses for the M.Div. degree will fulfill the UMC requirements in accordance with the Book of Discipline 2012.
Learn About Life as a Full-time Wesley Student
Our Window on Wesley days and Welcome Table evenings are open house events designed to give you a window into the Wesley community. Learn about our programs, meet current students, sit in on a class, dine with us, and gather admissions and financial aid information. We can accommodate non-local visitors and guests. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or (202) 885-8659.