Students attend Methodist Theological School in Delaware, OH, a town not far from a more urbanized area. The school is proud of its United Methodist status. Methodist Theological School is a private, not-for-profit institution. The school degrees go up to the Doctoral degree.
Methodist Theological School is known for its programs in religion and philosophy.
The school is selective and does not offer open admission.
Methodist Theological School maintains a faculty/student ratio (full-time) which is better than most colleges. The school has a tenure system for senior faculty.
There are 234 students at Methodist Theological School (as of 2007-2008). A large number of students at the school are 40 years old or older.
Methodist Theological School offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges. The school offers students meal plans.
The school reports its educational mission is:
"Our Vision In response to the grace and call of God in Jesus Christ, Methodist Theological School in Ohio prepares transformational leaders to engage the church and the world in leadership and service. We are a center for rigorous theological inquiry, spiritual formation and professional development that is rooted in the scriptures and traditions of the Christian faith. We are committed to individual wholeness, social justice, inclusiveness, and religious diversity. Our Purpose Methodist Theological School in Ohio provides a vibrant learning environment for the preparation of skilled, passionate transformational leaders for churches, religious institutions, emerging faith communities and the wider world. Grounded in our Wesleyan tradition and influenced by our ecumenical commitments, we attend to the theological, spiritual, and vocational formation of a diverse group of students involved in a wide range of pursuits. Expecting active participation in our community of learning, we maintain an atmosphere of mutual respect and openness, teaching how to engage in conversation with the past and with others so that new and faithful perspectives may emerge. We strive for our graduates to demonstrate a deep understanding of the heritage disciplines of religious study, to be highly competent in areas of practical theology, and to show evidence of thoughtful reflection. We take seriously our responsibility for stewardship of the intellectual life of the church and our commitment to a just and sustainable world."
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