Contact Information

Rev. Kathleen Kilbourne
Director, Master of Arts in Practical Theology
Director, Center for Deacon Education
(704) 945-7315

Rev. Wm. D. Aldridge, Jr.
Director of Admissions
Wesley Theological Seminary
(202) 885-8686

Partnerships for Ministry Preparation

Bruce Birch, dean emeritus
at WesleyTheological Seminary,
discusses Pfeiffer's partnership
in this video
United Methodist students seeking to complete their master of divinity degree can do so at Union Presbyterian Seminary through a partnership approved by the University Senate of the United Methodist Church that includes Pfeiffer University, Wesley Theological Seminary and Union Presbyterian Seminary.
Since 2006, Pfeiffer and Wesley have helped prepare more than 100 United Methodist (UM) students for deacon ordination. Prior to 2012, those interested in pursuing a master of divinity degree beyond these studies enrolled in one of 13 United Methodist seminaries nationwide that offer full-time programs or one of the limited numbers of UM-approved programs offered by other denominations. Now, with the approval of Union Presbyterian Seminary Charlotte campus located on Sharon Road, United Methodist students who have completed required courses at Pfeiffer through Wesley have the option to earn their master of divinity degree locally at Union Presbyterian Seminary with flexibility to enroll in weekday, evening or weekend classes.
For information about admission to the master of divinity program at Union Presbyterian Seminary, contact Lisa McLennan, Admissions Counselor/Charlotte Campus, (704) 337-2450,

Learn more about deacon ordination and the Master of Arts in Practical Theology program.

Course Listings

·         CM 270 Evangelism in the Contemporary Church & World - May 9-10 and June 14, 2014

·         BI 201   Survey of Old Testament - Mon., 6-9 p.m. Aug. 18- Dec. 8, 2014

·         PW 205 Christian Worship - Sept., 26-27, Oct. 24-25, Nov. 14-15, 2014

·         CM 251 Polity of the United Methodist Church - January 2015 (intensive) - Jan. 5-9, 2015

·          BI 202  Survey of the New Testament - Spring 2015

·         ST 202  Systematic Theology for Contemporary Church - Spring 2015

·         CM 205 Globalization and Mission in an Interfaith World-Summer 2015

·         CH 201 Introduction to the History of Christianity - Fall 2015

·         ST 462  UM History and Doctrine (hybrid/intensive) - Jan. 2016

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     *course available via adobe connect