Deadline extended for MTSO’s pledge to help UM candidates cover full seminary tuition


For a second academic year, Methodist Theological School in Ohio is helping candidates for United Methodist ministry cover their full seminary tuition. MTSO has just extended the deadline to July 15 for those who wish to apply and begin school in the coming Fall Semester.

“In the midst of challenging times for the church, our supporters continue to step up in faith to make it possible for us to ensure full tuition coverage for students pursuing United Methodist ministry,” said MTSO President Jay Rundell. “This has allowed us to extend our previous deadline for this pledge by two weeks.”  

MTSO’s tuition pledge has two parts. First, the school’s financial aid experts will assist each applicant in locating and applying for scholarships from numerous sources. Second, if scholarships from those sources don’t cover an applicant’s full tuition, MTSO and its donors will make up the difference – dramatically reducing the financial burden of pursuing a graduate theological degree.

The pledge applies to every qualified prospective student who pursues United Methodist candidacy as an elder or deacon and applies to a master’s degree program by July 15 for the 2019-20 academic year. 

Interested prospective students are invited to learn more by contacting an MTSO admissions counselor at 800-333-6876 or

Methodist Theological School in Ohio provides theological education and leadership in pursuit of a just, sustainable and generative world. In addition to the Master of Divinity degree, the school offers master’s degrees in counseling, theological studies and practical theology, along with a Doctor of Ministry degree.

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