Founded in 1807, Andover Newton is the nation’s oldest theological school and its first graduate institution of any kind. From the start, it created the model for theological education followed by virtually all graduate seminaries ever since.
Throughout its remarkable history, Andover Newton has continued to develop new models for ministry and has trained some of the nation’s most innovative and influential leaders.
Andover Newton has always been an innovator in response to a diverse and rapidly changing world. Today, the school serves as a dynamic laboratory for religious education and the church of the future.
Alumni and alumnae include prominent theologians, scholars, and pastors, founders of Grinnell College, Wabash College, and Union Theological Seminary, among many other institutions, an early president of Union College, three presidents of Brown University, and the “great president” of Dartmouth College.
Other graduates of the school have been important leaders in public and higher education, social justice, and in the foundation of American values.
Long known for its strong sense of community and its inspiring, academically accomplished faculty, Andover Newton continues to break new ground in theological education and lead in interfaith education for the 21st century and beyond.
In recent years, Andover Newton has established nationally-recognized interfaith programs in conjunction with nearby Hebrew College. It has welcomed a diverse student body representing more than 30 faiths and denominations. It has revised its Master of Divinty program to train clergy for work in an increasingly diverse, pluralistic world.
ATS Member Status: Accredited
210 Herrick Road
Newton Centre, MA 02459
Nick Carter, President Ph: 617-831-2410
Sarah B. Drummond, Dean of the Faculty and Vice President for Academic Affairs Ph: 617-831-2358
Denomination: American Baptist Churches USA, United Church of Christ
Fall 2010 Data:
Enrollment: 290 (174.5 FTE)
Faculty Full-Time: 15
Faculty Part-Time: 33
Approved Degrees: MDiv, MA in Religious Education, MA (Theological Research), MA (Theological Studies), DMin
Comprehensive distance education program: yes
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