Claremont School of Theology isn’t like most theological schools. Yes, we educate ministers and other leaders in service of Church and society. Yes, we’re rooted in a particular tradition — The United Methodist Church — but we are broad in denominational composition and outlook. And yes, we offer opportunities for spiritual formation, intellectual exploration, and practical preparation.
But that’s where the similarities end.
Claremont School of Theology is a transdenominational theological school and a founding member of a new multireligious consortium that’s embarking on a bold 21st century experiment. Located in Southern California — the most diverse region in the United States — Claremont School of Theology is looking forward to the needs of the future church, one that’s ready to preach and practice the Gospel message of love and compassion in a radically diverse world.
To do that, we’re building on a relatively simple educational philosophy: we are desegregating religious education so our students can better learn about others as they learn about ourselves. Research is showing that students gain a deeper understanding of their own faith when educated in the presence of religious diversity. It’s a ground-breaking — and controversial — approach to ministerial education and Christian formation.
ATS Member Status: Accredited
1325 North College Avenue
Claremont, CA 91711-3199
Jerry D. Campbell, President Ph: 909-447-2552
Philip Clayton, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean Ph: 909 447-2570
Denomination: United Methodist Church
Fall 2010 Data:
Enrollment: 366 (343.1 FTE)
Faculty Full-Time: 23
Faculty Part-Time: 23
Approved Degrees: MDiv, MA in Religious Education, MA (Religion), MA (Theological Studies), DMin, PhD (preliminary), PhD (Theology and Personality)
Comprehensive distance education program: no
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