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For liberal religious leadership in ordained Unitarian Universalist ministry

Ministry happens in the real world. MLTS' Contextual Learning model allows me to learn in the real world to be fully prepared. And by doing internships in my own community, my education is even richer.

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The Master of Divinity degree program at Meadville Lombard provides the academic and experiential grounding you need to minister effectively in the multicultural, multiracial, and interfaith world we live in. This program can be completed in as little as three years, but is flexible to accommodate students who plan to study part-time.

A liberal religious minister is required to be many things: an intellectual preacher with a heart, a community leader, a compassionate pastor, an effective fundraiser, an imaginative CEO and a wise teacher. At Meadville Lombard, we teach our students to be nothing less. Our rigorous academic courses and integrated internships are designed to help you cultivate all these attributes and fully bring out your gifts in ministry..

The Meadville Lombard MDiv degree prepares students for fellowship with UUA and ordained ministry in roles ranging from parish ministry and chaplaincy to non-profit leadership. Students seeking to be Unitarian Universalist ministers are guided step-by-step to ordination.

Meadville Lombard's MDiv program is accredited by the Association of Theological Schools and satisfies the requirements of the Ministerial Fellowship Committee of the Unitarian Universalist Association.

My own sense of having a spiritual grounding and a sustaining theology came to be largely because of my experiences at Meadville Lombard.

Rev. chris Jimmerson, MDiv '14