Moody Theological Seminary

Chicago, IL

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Come and let God transform you.

Your education is our first priority at Moody Theological Seminary. When you choose Moody, you’re choosing to pursue life-transforming spiritual growth in a diverse community. Your time here will be characterized by ministry training, practical experiences, and relationships that’ll last the rest of your life. Choose the learning style that fits your schedule best: attend classes on campus in Chicago or Plymouth, Michigan; take courses online; or combine the two methods with modular classes. 

Invest in your future
Earning your master’s is an investment. At only $460 per credit hour, Moody wants to help you make that investment a little more manageable. Your time at Moody will be enriched beyond an excellent education—you’ll gain experience, wisdom, mentors, and friends. Whether you’re worshiping together in weekly chapel, studying in the library, working through an online class, or getting coffee from Joe’s (the on-campus coffee shop), your classmates and professors will motivate and inspire you to learn and grow.  

Ministry-focused training 
You’ll receive training that emphasizes your professional development and teaches you how to do ministry. Whether you’ve been leading a church for 25 years or just graduated from college, you’ll be inspired and encouraged to put your faith into practice.  

Life-transforming spiritual growth 
Study God, theology, and the Bible and integrate what you learn into your daily life. You’ll take courses that teach you about God and how to work with His people. 

Rigorous biblical and theological study 
Our classes cover all aspects of biblical studies—beginning with general Bible surveys, then reading the Bible in the original languages, and finally digging deeper into specific genres of Scripture. 

Learn in community 
You’ll learn from professors who pour into your life from their years of practical and academic experience. They’ll walk through your education with you and invest in your personal and spiritual growth. Come and let God transform you. Leave and let God transform the world through you.

Are you interested?

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28 Graduate Program Options Offered

Program Certificate Master's Doctorate
Campus Hybrid Online Campus Hybrid Online Campus Hybrid Online
Clinical Psychology              
Counseling & Therapy                
Marriage/Family Counseling                
Pastoral Counseling              
Religious Education              
Religious Studies          
TESOL Education              

Located in Chicago, IL

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Moody By The Numbers

• 10 master’s programs
• 5 certificate programs
• 729 students on campus and online
• 39 years old, the average student age 
• 46 countries represented in student body
• 8 weeks, the length of most courses
• $460 per credit hour
• 96% graduate job placement rate

Graduate Majors

Master of Arts & Graduate Certificates
• Biblical Foundation (certificate only)
• Biblical Spiritual Formation & Discipleship
• Biblical Studies
• Biblical & Theological Studies
• Clinical Mental Health Counseling
• Ministry Leadership
Master of Divinity

Cost Per Credit Hour



Student Body

709 students

362 full-time

347 part-time




Application Fee
*may vary by program
Housing Offered? no


Admissions Office
P: 312-329-4400

Admissions Officer
Audrianna Cageao
Director of Admissions

What students are saying about us...

  • “I want to work as a therapist and build bridges between the church and mental health fields. With professors like Dr. Deb Gorton who have years of practical counseling experience, the community within the Moody Counseling Center feels like a family.”

    • Jennifer '21
      Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • “I love how knowledgeable and passionate the professors at Moody are. And I’ve been able to meet and make friends with so many people from around the world. Moody truly is a multicultural experience.”

    • Omari '22
      Master of Divinity in Ministry Leadership
  • “My program has taken my passion and love for God’s word and partnered it with knowledge. I want to serve in the women’s ministry at my church, and I know my degree from Moody will prepare me to do that with excellence.”

    • Kristin '21
      Biblical Studies
  • “I’m passionate about making disciples and want to pastor a church in Chicago. Through my program, my relationship with Jesus has deepened, and I cannot wait to share the truth I’m learning with others in my future ministry.”

    • Jeff '20
      Biblical Spiritual Formation & Discipleship