Evangelical Theological Seminary

Overview of Evangelical Theological Seminary

Students attend Evangelical Theological Seminary in Myerstown, PA, a small suburb. The school is proud of its Evangelical Congregational Church status. Evangelical Theological Seminary is a private, not-for-profit institution. The school degrees go up to the Master's degree.

Areas of Study

Evangelical Theological Seminary is known for its programs in religion and philosophy, therapy and counseling.

Evangelical Theological Seminary Selectivity

The school is selective and does not offer open admission.


Evangelical Theological Seminary maintains a faculty/student ratio (full-time) which is better than most colleges.

Student Body

There are 168 students at the school (as of 2007-2008). A large number of students at Evangelical Theological Seminary are 40 years old or older. A very high share of students at the school are male.

The school reports its educational mission is:
"MISSION STATEMENT The Evangelical School of Theology, the graduate seminary of the Evangelical Congregational Church, educates and prepares persons for Christian vocation and service within the Church of Jesus Christ. The mission of Evangelical arises out of God's redemptive work in this world, effected through Jesus Christ, revealed through the Biblical Word and mediated by the Holy Spirit. These principles give substance to the seminaryÆs life and values and inform its curriculum and activities. The roots of the seminary are deep within the context, heritage and ethos of evangelical faith with its commitment to the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments as the Word of God written, the only authoritative and infallible rule for faith and life. Historically, the Seminary stands within the evangelical Wesleyan tradition of Protestant theology as set forth in the Twenty-Five Articles of Faith of the Evangelical Congregational Church. The Seminary is committed to meet the ministerial training needs of the Evangelical Congregational Church, however, desiring to contribute to the larger Church, Evangelical considers it both a privilege and a responsibility to prepare students of other traditions. The role of the Seminary is to serve the Church in preparing men and women whose Christian character gives evidence of a knowledge of God in Christ. Preparation involves the formation of the whole person û spiritually, emotionally, intellectually, physically, socially, and professionally. Objectives The curriculum and program of Evangelical are designed to promote growth and development in the following areas: Holy Scripture, Spiritual Formation, Academic Excellence, Leadership Development, Evangelistic Commitment, Global Perspective, Church and Society, and Denominational Relationships."

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Evangelical Theological Seminary
121 S College St
Myerstown , PA 17067-1222

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Evangelical Theological Seminary Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Religion and Philosophy22religion, theological and ministerial studies, pastoral counseling
Therapy and Counseling13marriage and family therapy

Number of programs and degrees for Evangelical Theological Seminary in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Master's degree202
Postbaccalaureate certificate111
Award of less than 1 academic year41

Evangelical Theological Seminary Student Body

In 2007-2008, Evangelical Theological Seminary had a total enrollment of 168 students (104 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Graduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
(Foreign Students) 100%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
22-24 4%
25-29 20%
30-34 14%
35-39 11%
40-49 25%
50-64 24%
65+ 2%

Evangelical Theological Seminary Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Myerstown, Pennsylvania for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Pennsylvania Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Evangelical Theological Seminary Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount

Financial Aid:
Evangelical Theological Seminary participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 326300)

Evangelical Theological Seminary Faculty

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year4$54,9891*
All faculty totalcalendar year4$54,9891*

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Evangelical Theological Seminary Degree Programs (2007)

Religion And Philosophy
Pastoral Studies/Counseling
Religion/Religious Studies
Theological and Ministerial Studies, Other

Therapy And Counseling
Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling

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