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General Information
168 East Parkway South
Memphis , Tennessee 38104-4395

Disability Resource Office

Founders - 1st Floor
168 East Parkway South
Memphis, TN 38104-4395
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About Memphis Theological Seminary

Memphis Theological Seminary is a renowned, not-for-profit, and private educational institution located in the vibrant city of Memphis, Tennessee. This premier seminary offers a variety of programs and degrees with a strong focus on theological education and preparing students for leadership in ministry.

Founded in 1964, Memphis Theological Seminary has a rich history of providing top-quality theological education to its students. As a religious institution, it is deeply committed to offering a comprehensive and transformative learning experience that integrates theological knowledge, spiritual formation, and practical skills.

One of the distinguishing features of Memphis Theological Seminary is its diverse and inclusive environment. The seminary welcomes students from various denominations, professional backgrounds, and cultures, creating a rich tapestry of viewpoints and experiences. This diverse community fosters a dynamic learning environment where students engage in robust discussions and enrich their understanding of theological concepts.

The seminary offers a range of academic programs to cater to the diverse career goals and interests of its students. Students can pursue a Master of Divinity (M.Div.), which is the standard professional degree for those seeking ordination or entering ministry. The M.Div. curriculum equips students with a solid theological foundation and practical skills to serve as religious leaders in congregations, nonprofits, and other ministries.

For individuals looking to deepen their understanding of theology or pursue advanced research, Memphis Theological Seminary offers a Master of Arts in Religion (M.A.R.) program. This program allows students to specialize in areas such as biblical studies, theological studies, or practical theology, providing a comprehensive exploration of religious scholarship.

Furthermore, the seminary offers a Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) program for experienced ministers seeking to enhance their leadership and ministry skills. This program allows practitioners to engage in advanced theological study, develop research projects, and refine their practical ministry approaches.

Located in Memphis, Tennessee, the seminary benefits from its vibrant and culturally rich surroundings. Memphis is renowned for its deep-rooted musical heritage, particularly in genres like blues, soul, and rock ‘n’ roll. Students can immerse themselves in the city’s diverse arts scene and explore famous landmarks such as Beale Street, Graceland, and the National Civil Rights Museum. Memphis is also a thriving hub of culinary delights, offering a range of unique dining experiences that reflect the city’s multicultural influences.

Additionally, the city of Memphis presents a myriad of opportunities for community engagement and social justice initiatives. With a rich history associated with the civil rights movement, Memphis provides a fruitful environment for students interested in exploring issues related to race, inequality, and social justice.

Memphis Theological Seminary is dedicated to equipping its students with the knowledge, skills, and spiritual formation necessary to make a positive impact in their communities and the world. With its commitment to academic excellence, diverse community, and vibrant surroundings, this esteemed seminary provides an enriching educational experience and prepares individuals for a life of ministry and service.

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Disability Accommodations

Services Provided

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      • Notetaking Assistance
      • Exam Accomodations
      • Alternate Learning Material Formats (e-text, large print, etc.)
      • Scribe Services
      • Qualified Readers
      • Assistive technologies (screen readers, voice input, etc.)
      • Qualified Sign Language Interpreters
      • Text-Based Accommodations (CART or C-Print)

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          • Degree Curriculum Substitutions
          • Priority Enrollment
          • Reduced courseload
          • Medical leave
          • Residence Hall Accommodations

          Campus Accessibility

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              • Student Health Services
              • Mental Health Support Services
              • The library(ies)
              • Institution Online Platforms
              • Recreational and Athletic Facilities
              • Student Community Center and Other Common Gathering Areas
              • Primary Educational Facilities Used for Classes
              • Entertainment and Event Facilities
              • On-Campus Transit
              • Close Off-Campus Transit
              • Student Housing
              • Essential Administrative Offices (financial aid, registration, students services, career counseling, etc.)

              Services Provided

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                  • Dietary Meal Plan Accommodations
                  • Service and Emotional Support Animals
                  • Study Abroad Program Accommodations
                  • Internship, Externship, Field Placement, or other For-Credit, Off-Campus Work Experience Accommodations