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Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary

Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary is a graduate theological school that prepares skilled, bold and articulate leaders who share the transforming love of Jesus Christ. Related to the United Methodist Church, with an ecumenical and international reach, we prepare leaders who are equipped to live and proclaim the Gospel and to teach in diverse congregations and educational settings.



Founded in 1853, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary serves the church, the academy, and the world by preparing public theologians and scholars. We equip our students to proclaim the good news of the Gospel, to foster deep spirituality in the lives of others, to serve with cultural competence and commitment to racial equity, and to lead transformative change for the wellbeing.


Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary offers a comprehensive set of degree and non-degree programs that integrate rigorous academics with real-world application to prepare students for today's church, academy, and a wide-range of vocational settings. 

Our vision of theological education embraces John Wesley's understanding of personal and social transformation out of a commitment to share the transforming love of Jesus Christ and to address head-on the variety of challenges and injustices our churches and communities face. The leaders we prepare will not just manage churches, organizations, and institutions, but will lead movements in their local communities and our world.


Student services

The Office of Student Life uniquely serves the Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary community by attending to the well-being of its students. The Dean of Students serves as chief advocate for Garrett-Evangelical students, provides oversight for Student Council (StuCo), and promotes a student-centered environment that fosters development and learning outside of the classroom.

Housing services

Garrett-Evangelical has two on-campus residence halls: Old Dorm and Loder Hall. Old Dorm offers single rooms and suites. Loder Hall offers single rooms and also has a small number of rooms available for occupancy by two students. Old Dorm and Loder Hall are equipped with Wi-Fi.

Coin operated laundry facilities are located on all three residential floors and in the basement of Loder Hall - these will be available for all dormitory residents. Dining facilities and the Garrett Place store are located on the first floor of Loder Hall. Student mail service and vending machines are located in the Lower Level of Loder.

Library services

The Styberg Library welcomes and serves all persons, respecting the many diverse identities that they bring with them, including, but not limited to, ability, age, class, gender identity/expression, national origin, sexual orientation, race, and religion.

Medical services

Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary understands the importance of taking care of the body, as well as mind and spirit. Through the Seminary’s relationship with Northwestern University, Garrett-Evangelical students have opportunity to utilize Northwestern’s fitness and health facilities.

Student Life

Campus life

Located on the campus of Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, Garrett-Evangelical offers rigorous, intellectually challenging academics paired with a commitment to intentional spiritual formation that trains the mind, body, and spirit.

Sports facilities

Purchase of a membership to Northwestern University's Henry Crown Sports Pavilion entitles the student to the following (although some of the listed items are under review and may not applicable):

  • The use of Patten Gymnasium for recreational play
  • The use of Bloomquist gymnasium for recreational play
  • The use of the Henry Crown Pavilion and the Norris Aquatics Center for recreational play
  • Participation in intramural league
  • The use of the outdoor tennis courts (at an additional charge)
  • Seating in the student section for home football and basketball games
  • Admission to student sponsored events

Student clubs

  • Covenant Group
  • Garrett-Evangelical Black Seminarians (G-EBS)
  • Gospel Ensemble
  • Korean Student Association
  • Order of St. Luke
  • Order of St. Philip
  • Sacred Worth
  • Seminarians for Justice
  • sustainGETS
  • Theta Alpha Kappa
  • WomenIMAGES

Evanston, Illinois, United States

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