Considering Seminary?

Eastern Mennonite Seminary offers a variety of degree programs and study options to fit your needs.

We have three master’s degrees and two certificates including a master of divinity. Main campus classes are offered mostly on a Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday schedule so people in ministry can have their weekends free. We also offer summer courses in May and June.


You may also study at our Southeast Pennsylvania campus which offers a variety of training programs, as well as a master of divinity degree. Southeast Pennsylvania courses are often evening or weekend courses designed for working adults.

Not close to Harrisonburg, Virginia or Southeast Pennsylvania? Consider beginning your seminary degree online with our distance learning program.

What’s your field?

Looking for training in a specific area. We offer training for chaplains, spiritual directors, mission workers in the field, preachers, and pastors in ministry. If you feel called to seminary, but aren’t sure if traditional ministries are for you, EMS is a wonderfully creative space where you can cultivate theological thought, while at the same time openly discerning your place in the field.

Looking for a way to resource your current ministry? Consider our School for Leadership Training, a special three-day event in January on a different topic each year.

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