Meadville Lombard nurtures a unique learning community where leaders come together from many faith traditions, cultural contexts, and backgrounds to engage 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.

Degree Programs

Meadville Lombard offers exceptional degree programs that prepare students for ministry and religious leadership and scholarship grounded in justice, equity, and compassion.

Master of Divinity (MDiv)

A three-year professional degree program for students pursuing ordained ministry, with a particular focus on Unitarian Universalism.

Master of Arts (Religion) (MAR)

An 18-month degree program offering an in-depth, interdisciplinary study of religion to prepare for further academic study or to strengthen ongoing work in religious leadership.

Doctor of Ministry (DMin)

An advanced professional degree that deepens students’ religious leadership in traditional and non-traditional ministry settings, including congregational ministry, social justice and entrepreneurial ministries, and teaching roles. 

Non-Degree Programs

Certificate of Theological Studies

Ideal for those who want to ground their work deeper into theological understanding or who would like to pursue theological education without enrolling in a degree program.


The Leadership Institute for Growth, Healing, and Transformation (LIGHT) at Meadville Lombard Theological School equips values-driven individuals as well as ordained and lay liberal religious leaders with the skills for personal and social transformation through continuing education and certification programs. 

The Fahs Collaborative

LIGHT at Meadville Lombard hosts the Fahs Collaborative, 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.


Other Unique Offerings

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.

Prospective Student Conference

Come visit us during Intensives and experience what it's like to be a Meadville Lombard student.