Gammon Theological Seminary
Gammon Theological Seminary was established in 1883 by the Methodist Episcopal Church in connection with Clark University of Atlanta and with the assistance of the Freedman’s Aid Society.
Gammon Theological Seminary is the United Methodist component of the Interdenominational Theological Center (ITC), a consortium of six historically African American theological schools. It is the only one of the 13 United Methodist seminaries that maintains a 100 percent United Methodist student body.
Gammon/ITC is a graduate professional school of theology whose faculty personifies rigorous scholarship, academic discipline, and significant research in the service of the church and other communities in the world.
The faculty and administration create an environment in which critical thinking, investigative reflection, decision making, and responsible action are fostered. An outstanding center for theological education, Gammon specializes in the education of women and men who serve the African American church and the world community.
Located in the Atlanta, Georgia, Gammon/ITC is a member of The Atlanta University Center Complex, the world’s largest enterprise of African American higher education. It is a member of The University Center of Georgia, the Atlanta Theological Association, and the United Negro College Fund. The school is fully accredited by the Association of Theological Schools and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
Six degree programs are offered: M.Div., M.A. in Christian Education, M.A. in church music, Th.D., D.Min., and dual degrees, combining the M.Div. with the Master’s of Arts in Christian Education or Master’s of Arts in Christian Ministry degrees. Admission is open to qualified men and women of The United Methodist Church.
Gammon students carry on a proud tradition. They are taught to think independently and communicate effectively. They are also challenged to become involved in problems that affect the human spirit and to become active in the theological community and the community beyond the campus. Graduates are encouraged to maintain a lifelong desire for intellectual growth, spiritual development, and the acquisition of skills for ministry.