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Meadville Lombard nurtures a unique learning community where leaders come together from many faith traditions, cultural contexts, and backgrounds to engage together in what it means to work for justice in today’s world. And with our Contextual Learning model, students can attain quality theological education without having to relocate.

Distinctive Master's Degree Programs

As a recognized leader among accredited theological schools, Meadville Lombard offers exceptional Master’s degree programs that prepare students for ministry and religious leadership grounded in justice, equity, and compassion.

Master of Divinity (MDiv)

A three-year professional Unitarian Universalist degree program for students pursuing ordained ministry in Unitarian Universalism.

MA in Leadership Studies (MALS)

An 18-month degree program focused on the theory and practice of leadership in community-based ministries, with concentrations in Lay Ministry and Social Engagement. The program can be completed for a standalone degree or a dual degree with the Master of Divinity.

MA in Religion (MAR)

A two-year degree program offering laypeople an in-depth, interdisciplinary study of religion to prepare for further academic study or to strengthen ongoing work in lay leadership.

 

Short-Term and Immersion Learning Programs

Global Initiatives

Meadville Lombard offers several programs and scholarships that support our students in strengthening intercultural skills and broadening global perspectives, to prepare for religious leadership that crosses borders—whether geographic or social.

Other Unique Offerings

The Fahs Collaborative

Meadville Lombard hosts a laboratory for faith formation that incubates bold, creative, and faith-filled resources and practices designed to honor diversity and meet the needs of today’s world. The presence of the Fahs Collaborative adds depth to our students' education and many unique opportunities to engage and experience the impact of leading-edge ideas and programs.

Archives & Special Collections

Meadville Lombard is home to the world's only exclusively Unitarian Universalist archives. Our students get access to extensive collections of UU history, including the UUA congregational records and special collections of materials related to UUs of color, Latinx UUs, humanist UUs, UU women, Global U/Us, and religious education.