Gordon-Conwell was founded in 1969 in Hamilton, MA, to be an interdenominational, evangelical seminary dedicated to equipping students for “all facets of gospel outreach.” Our four campuses pursue this common vision through their own unique ethos and educational models.
Hamilton, MA - Main Campus and Headquarters; Residential Learning Model
The original Hamilton campus is now our main campus, educating a vibrant and diverse student body of approximately 900 students from 69 denominations and 41 foreign countries. Its masters and doctoral degrees are offered on a full-time, residential model and provide students with a classical theological education, the opportunity for deep spiritual formation and an emphasis on global engagement and practical training.
The campus is located on 118 acres of rolling hills and winding lanes in Hamilton, MA, on Boston's historic North Shore. The North Shore offers a wide variety of activities and events that students can take advantage of year round, and historic downtown Boston is also just minutes away.
Boston, MA, Campus: Center for Urban Ministerial Education
The Boston campus of Gordon-Conwell, known as the Center for Urban Ministerial Education (CUME), was founded in 1976 to provide ministerial training for Hispanic/Latino, African American, Asian and other ethnic minority pastors and church leaders. Its academic programs are contextualized to the needs of the city by means of faculty, staff, tuition, location and class schedule.
The campus currently serves more than 400 students representing 31 denominations and 21 distinct nationalities. Classes are taught in English, Spanish, French Creole and Portuguese, with occasional classes in American Sign Language. The campus’ unique program has served as a model for similar programs in the U.S. and abroad.
Charlotte, NC, Campus; Adult Education Model
The Charlotte campus of Gordon-Conwell provides graduate theological education to more than 500 masters and doctoral degree students from the Southeast as well as numerous states and each major continent. The campus boasts a diverse student body; highly qualified faculty; and a convenient, economical and innovative educational delivery system. Classes are offered on weekends, in the evenings and as one-week intensive courses to accommodate students already engaged in full-time ministry or other vocations.
The Charlotte campus also houses the Robert C. Cooley Center for the Study of Early Christianity, which serves as a base for research, study and scholarship, and includes the Robert C. Cooley Collection of Biblical Archaeology and Early Christianity.
Jacksonville, FL, Campus
Founded in 2006 and originally an extension site of the Charlotte campus, Gordon-Conwell—Jacksonville is now our fourth campus. This campus offers two ATS-accredited degrees: the Master of Divinity and the Master of Arts in Christian Leadership. Its adult learning format, modeled on that of the Charlotte campus, emphasizes both hands-on training and in-class learning.
Classes are offered on weekends, evenings and in one-week intensives. Students also couple academic learning with practical ministry experience by partnering with a professor and a seasoned Christian leader through apprenticeship at a local church.