A High-Quality Graduate Program
The Dickerson-Green Theological Seminary’s mission is to provide a high-quality graduate education for practicing clergy and college graduates who aspire to become clergy. The program will equip graduates to preach and teach in congregations and other settings in which the expectation is to minister to the spiritual, social, and physical development of all people. While an affiliate of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, the aim is to ecumenically prepare those who qualify and desire to extend the transformational love of Jesus Christ via the empowerment of education.
The program is comprised of 87 credit hours subsuming biblical history, theology and ethics, biblical interpretation, and normative areas of theory and practice for the ministry. With a flexible delivery-completion schedule, the program is designed to attend the entering credentials and aims of students while preparing and empowering clergy, and other religious workers to lead their churches, minister to those they are called to serve, and to manifest Christian thought and practices in the communities that they are a part of in concert with their faith journey and the tenants of their denominations.
Candidates must complete the program within seven years with a minimum 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in the following areas:
The mode of instruction will be a blend of face-to-face and online instruction to meet the learning objectives and goals of the program. This hybrid system will integrate face-to-face and online activities such that they reinforce, complement, and elaborate one another, instead of treating the online component as an add-on or duplicate of what is taught in the classroom it will serve to deliver a holistic educational experience that will accommodate members of the clergy that may have full-time pastoral duties.