Memphis Theological Seminary

Overview of Memphis Theological Seminary

The main campus of Memphis Theological Seminary is in Memphis, TN (a large city). The school is a Cumberland Presbyterian institution. Memphis Theological Seminary is a private, not-for-profit school. The school offers degrees up to the Doctoral degree.

Areas of Study

Memphis Theological Seminary students most commonly major in a field related to religion and philosophy.

Memphis Theological Seminary Selectivity

The school does not accept everyone who applies.


Memphis Theological Seminary offers tenure to reward and retain some professors.

Student Body

In 2007-2008, the school had 278 enrolled students. Older students (40+ years old, e.g.) are welcome and common at Memphis Theological Seminary.

The school reports its educational mission is:
"Memphis Theological Seminary, an ecumenical Protestant seminary serving the mid-South region, is committed to providing theological education for church leaders throughout the world. The seminary is an insitution of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. As a Christian seminary, we seek to cultivate a love for scholarship, piety, and justice. Intentionaaly, we foster ecumenical cooperation, support the full minisrty of women and men of all races and cultures, and provide resources for the church's life and witness."

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Contacting Memphis Theological Seminary

Memphis Theological Seminary
168 East Parkway South
Memphis , TN 38104-4395
General Phone: (901) 334-5800

Memphis Theological Seminary Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Religion and Philosophy74religion, ministry, theological and ministerial studies

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Master's degree141
First-professional degree541
Doctor's degree61

Memphis Theological Seminary Student Body

In 2007-2008, Memphis Theological Seminary had a total enrollment of 278 students (106 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Graduate 29%
First Professional 71%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 48%
Black 50%
Hispanic 1%
Asian 2%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
22-24 3%
25-29 10%
30-34 7%
35-39 15%
40-49 27%
50-64 36%
65+ 3%

Memphis Theological Seminary Room and Board (2007)

Memphis Theological Seminary offers campus housing for 40 of its 106 (full-time) students.

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

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

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

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
Room charge $ 672

Financial Aid:
Memphis Theological Seminary participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 1052900)

Memphis Theological Seminary Faculty

Memphis Theological Seminary has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year3$65,1532*
Associate professoracademic year2*2*
Assistant professoracademic year2*1*
All faculty totalacademic year7$57,2095$56,389

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

Memphis Theological Seminary Degree Programs (2007)

Religion And Philosophy
Divinity/Ministry (BD, MDiv)
Religion/Religious Studies
Theological and Ministerial Studies, Other

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What Sets Memphis Theological Seminary Apart:

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