List of evangelical seminaries and theological colleges

List of evangelical seminaries and theological colleges

This is a list of evangelical seminaries and theological colleges which prepare candidates for ministry in Evangelical Christian churches. Some, but not all, attendees seek ordination as ministers.

In the latter part of the 19th century and early part of the 20th under the increasing influence of German higher criticism, most of the major venues of theological education in the United States had moved away from certain aspects of historic Christian belief or from their primary mission of training future clergy. This led many conservatives to start small Bible colleges. However, while these helped supply pastors, they did not supply the top tier scholars that the Seminaries had. After the evangelical revival of the 1940's and 1950's a number of evangelical leaders saw the need and opportunity to re-establish schools which both emphasized the authority of the Bible and rigorous scholarship.

There are many vehicles for theological education throughout the world. This list, however, focuses specifically on those of high academic standards and also are broadly speaking, part of the evangelical movement. Therefore, for purposes of neutrality this is defined as
* Protestant
* Accredited by the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada
* Offers the Master of Divinity
* Has a statement of faith which affirms the authority of Scripture, inerrancy, or infallibility.

United States

Southern and Conservative Baptist seminaries

*Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary (U.S) (California)
*Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (U.S.) (Missouri)
*New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary (U.S.) (Louisiana)
*Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (U.S.) (North Carolina)
*Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (U.S.) (Kentucky)
*Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (U.S.) (Texas)
*Western Seminary (U.S.) (Oregon, California)
*Northern Seminary (U.S.) (Illinois)

Dispensational heritage

*Dallas Theological Seminary (U.S.) (Texas)
*Denver Seminary (U.S.) (Colorado)
*Grace Theological Seminary (U.S)
*Grand Rapids Theological Seminary (U.S.) (Michigan)
*Phoenix Seminary (U.S.) (Arizona)
*Southern Evangelical Seminary (U.S) (North Carolina)
*Talbot School of Theology (U.S.) (California)

General evangelical

*Beeson Divinity School (U.S.) (Alabama)
*Bethel Seminary (U.S.) (Minnesota)
*Columbia International University (U.S.) (South Carolina)
*Fuller Theological Seminary (U.S.) (California)
*Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (U.S.) (Massachusetts) (North Carolina)
*Palmer Theological Seminary (U.S.) (Pennsylvania)
*Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (U.S.) (Illinois)
*Multnomah Biblical Seminary (U.S.) (Oregon)


*Assemblies of God Theological Seminary (U.S) (Missouri)
*Church of God Theological Seminary (U.S) (Tennessee)
*Oral Roberts University School of Theology (U.S) (Oklahoma)
*Regent University School of Divinity (U.S) (Virginia)

Reformed seminaries

*Covenant Theological Seminary (U.S.) (Missouri)
*Knox Theological Seminary (U.S.) (Florida)
*Mid-America Reformed Seminary (U.S.) (Illinois)
*Reformed Theological Seminary (U.S.) (Mississippi; Florida; North Carolina)
*Westminster Seminary California (U.S.) (California)
*Westminster Theological Seminary (U.S.) (Pennsylvania)

Wesleyan heritage

*Anderson School of Theology (U.S.) (Indiana)
*Asbury Theological Seminary (U.S.) (Kentucky)
*Ashland Theological Seminary (U.S.) (Ohio)
*Evangelical Theological Seminary (U.S.) (Pennsylvania)
*Nazarene Theological Seminary (U.S.) (Missouri)
*Northeastern Seminary (U.S) (New York)
*Wesley Biblical Seminary (U.S.) (Mississippi)


*Ambrose University College flagicon|Canada Calgary Alberta Canada (Church of the Nazerene, Christian Missionary Alliance)
*Briercrest College and Seminary flagicon|Canada Caronport, Saskatchewan Canada
*McMaster Divinity College flagicon|Canada Hamilton Ontario Canada
*Providence College and Theological Seminary flagicon|CanadaOtterburne Manitoba Canada
*Regent College flagicon|Canada Vancouver, Canada Canada
*Taylor University College and Seminary flagicon|Canada Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
*Toronto Baptist Seminary (Toronto, Canada)
*Wycliffe College, flagicon|Canada Toronto Ontario Canada (Low Anglican)

North America non-ATS accredited

Schools which do not accredit with the ATS are often some of the most conservative and choose other vehicles of accreditation. Lack of ATS accreditation, therefore, may or may not reflect the quality of education, but it does reflect the breadth of its acceptance. In addition to the few listed below, there are numerous Bible Colleges and Bible Institutes throughout North America.
*Miami International Seminary (U.S.) (Florida)
*The North American Reformed Seminary (U.S.) (Arizona)
*Emmaus Bible College (U.S.) (Iowa)
*Grace University (U.S.) (Nebraska)
*Nazarene Bible College (U.S.) (Colorado)
*Moody Bible Institute (U.S.) (Illinois)
*Westmont College (U.S.) (California)
*Wheaton College (U.S.) (Illinois)
*Liberty University (U.S.) (Virginia)
*Bob Jones University (U.S.) (South Carolina)
*Indiana Wesleyan University (U.S.) (Indiana)
*Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary (Michigan)
*Southern Bible College & Seminary (U.S.) (Knoxville, Tennessee)
*Trevecca Nazarene University (U.S.) (Tennessee)
*Canada Christian College flagicon|Canada Toronto Ontario Canada
*Masters Seminary (U.S) (California)


*Bible College of South Australia (Adelaide, South Australia)
*Moore Theological College (Sydney, Australia)
*Ridley Theological College (Melbourne, Australia)
*Reformed Theological College (Geelong, Australia)
*Sydney Missionary and Bible College (Sydney, Australia)
*Morling Baptist Theological and Bible College (Sydney, Australia)

United Kingdom

*Midlands Bible College and Divinity School (Midlands)
*Nazarene Theological College, Manchester (Manchester)
*London School of Theology (London)
*Trinity College Bristol
*Cranmer Hall
*Ridley Hall Cambridge
*Wycliffe Hall Oxford
*Oak Hill Theological College

Other locations

*African Bible College (Africa) (Malawi; Uganda)
*Asia-Pacific Nazarene Theological Seminary (Philippines)
*Irish Bible Institute, Dublin, Ireland

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