Nazarene Theological Seminary

Overview of Nazarene Theological Seminary

Students attend Nazarene Theological Seminary in Kansas City, MO, a large city. The school is proud of its Church of the Nazarene status. Nazarene Theological Seminary is a private, not-for-profit institution. The school degrees go up to the Doctoral degree.

Areas of Study

Nazarene Theological Seminary is known for its programs in religion and philosophy.

Nazarene Theological Seminary Selectivity

The school is selective and does not offer open admission.


Nazarene Theological Seminary maintains a faculty/student ratio (full-time) which is better than most colleges. The school has a tenure system for senior faculty.

Student Body

There are 293 students at Nazarene Theological Seminary (as of 2007-2008). A very high share of students at the school are male.

The school reports its educational mission is:
"The Mission of Nazarene Theological Seminary, a graduate school of theology in the Wesleyan-Holiness tradition, is to prepare women and men to be faithful and effective ministers of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to offer itself as a theological resource in service to the Church of the Nazarene, its sponsoring denomination, and the wider Christian Church."

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Contacting Nazarene Theological Seminary

Nazarene Theological Seminary
1700 E Meyer Blvd
Kansas City , MO 64131-1246
General Phone: (816) 268-5400

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Nazarene Theological Seminary Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Religion and Philosophy79missionary studies, religious education, theology, ministry, theological and ministerial studies

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Postbaccalaureate certificate133
Master's degree644
Doctor's degree - other21

Nazarene Theological Seminary Student Body

In 2007-2008, Nazarene Theological Seminary had a total enrollment of 293 students (169 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Graduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 87%
Black 2%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 1%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 1%
(Foreign Students) 5%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
22-24 24%
25-29 43%
30-34 14%
35-39 8%
40-49 5%
50-64 5%

Nazarene Theological Seminary Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

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

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

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

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount

Financial Aid:
Nazarene Theological Seminary participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 249400)

Nazarene Theological Seminary Faculty

Nazarene 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
Professorcalendar year10$71,6991*
Associate professorcalendar year2*0*
Assistant professorcalendar year1*1*
All faculty totalcalendar year13$69,7652*

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

Nazarene Theological Seminary Degree Programs (2007)

Religion And Philosophy
Divinity/Ministry (BD, MDiv)
Missions/Missionary Studies and Missiology
Religious Education
Theological and Ministerial Studies, Other
Theology/Theological Studies

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Nazarene Theological Seminary Highlights

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What Sets Nazarene Theological Seminary Apart:

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