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Bexley Seabury

A Seminary Beyond Walls
For Today's Ministry

Still here,
on the frontier.

More than 150 years ago, our predecessor seminaries, Bexley Hall and Seabury-Western, were founded on the frontiers of Ohio and Minnesota. Today in Chicago, Bexley Seabury continues as a pioneer in theological education—forming entrepreneurial lay and ordained leaders through innovative non-residential degree and diploma programs. We welcome all who seek theological and spiritual enrichment. LET US TELL YOU MORE.


That the course of study allows for and encourages me to continue serving in my local community is a tremendous blessing.”

—Hope Christensen, Master of Divinity student

Challenging coursework for entrepreneurial leaders:

  • ACCESSIBLE: Courses meet on campus, online, and in students’ local ministry settings.
  • NON-RESIDENTIAL. On-campus sessions meet two or three weekends per semester (fall and spring), or for one week in January and June.
  • CONTEXTUAL: We help you link what you learn to what is happening in the world, in the church, and in your local ministry setting.
  • FULLY ONLINE for the academic year, 2020-2021 read more here.

Diploma in Anglican Studies

Deepen your understanding of Anglican theology, ethics, spirituality, and liturgy while learning disciplines needed to lead today’s church. Open to lay, leaders, clergy, and those preparing for ordination. Financial aid available.


Master of Divinity

Our non-residential program combines online and on-campus coursework with an internship (minimum two years) at a participating field site—a congregation, chaplaincy, or other ministry setting. Financial aid available.

Doctor of Ministry

Choose from concentrations in Congregational Development or Preaching, both of which integrate theory with practice. For core courses, participants learn as a cohort, forming significant bonds that continue through the writing of the thesis.




Call Jaime Briceño, Recruiter and Digital Missioner, at 773.380.7045


Bexley Seabury is a seminary of the Episcopal Church offering an innovative, non-residential theological education in a generous spiritual and intellectual tradition. We equip lay and ordained leaders for bold inquiry in service of the Gospel and active engagement in congregational and community life.