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Drew University Theological School

Drew University Theological School

Mission: Rooted in the Methodist tradition of innovative and bold interpretations of Christian theology and spiritual practices, the Drew University Theological School empowers creative thought and courageous action to advance justice, peace and love of God, neighbor and the earth.

The Theological School’s mission joins in the work of the University to offer its diverse community of learners a challenging and individualized education shaped by a deep-rooted culture of mentoring, thoughtful engagement with the world beyond its campus and a steadfast commitment to lifelong cultivation of the whole person. Through its distinctive emphasis on the reciprocity of knowledge, experience and service, Drew prepares its students to flourish both personally and professionally as they add to the world’s good by responding to the urgent challenges of our time with rigorous, independent and imaginative thought.

Drew Theological School is a community of scholars, ministers and activists that for more than 150 years has been educating rooted, innovative and courageous leaders for service to the Church, the academy and society.

Theological School students and faculty gather in historic Seminary Hall in The Forest, a beautiful, wooded campus in Madison, New Jersey. With modern classrooms and Craig Chapel, the Theological School also comes together online, through social media and for live-streamed events.

Founded in 1867 to provide organized theological education for Methodist Episcopal Church ministers, the Theological School is proudly grounded in and seeking to embody the Wesleyan and Methodist tradition of bold ideas As one of the 13 United Methodist Seminaries in the United States, and the only school chartered by the General Conference, the Theological School is a center for Methodist and Wesleyan research and learning.

Home to the United Methodist Archives and History Center, the Theological School welcomes researchers and hosts visiting Methodist scholars from around the world.

The Theological School faculty also offer in-person and online versions of all six of the denominational courses required for ordination in the United Methodist Church.

  • UMC History, Doctrine and Polity I
  • UMC History, Doctrine and Polity II
  • A Course in UMC Evangelism
  • A Course in UMC Missions
  • A course in UMC Professional Sexual Ethics
  • A course in UMC Worship

Students from Union Theological Seminary, New York Theological Seminary, Lancaster Theological Seminary and Lutheran School of Theology in Philadelphia can register for these courses as visiting students.


ADDRESS: 36 Madison Ave,
Madison NJ 07940

PHONE: 973-408-3000



Thomas J. Schwarz




Phone: 973-408-3111




Phone: 973-408-3112 



Rev. Dr. Tanya Linn Bennett


Phone: 973-408-3718


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