McAfee School of Theology Quick Facts
Cooperative Baptist Fellowship
MDiv; MA; DMin
Number of Students
Tuition Costs for 2016 - 2017
$390/hr (Baptist); $410/hr (Non-Baptist)
As a dedicated school under the auspices of Mercer University, the McAfee School of Theology reflects t he history of the university itself, where theology was one of main emphases. Preparation for Baptist ministry was one of the school's main concerns. As the school evolved over time into a university with several courses of study, the study of theology and practical preparation for ministry were not forgotten, leading to the founding of the McAfee School in 1994.
McAfee offers three degrees as well as three dual degrees. Students may pursue the MDiv with one of seven concentrations (Academic Research, Business Administration, Christian Social Ethics, Congregational Ministry, Global Christianity, Pastoral Care, and Urban Missions), the MA in Christian Ministry, and the DMin with one of eight concentrations (Christian Spirituality, Justice and Peacemaking, Leadership and Ministry, Mission and Community Transformation, Pastoral Care/Chaplaincy, Preaching, Scripture and the Life of the Church, and Theology/Christian Worship).
Three dual degrees are also available: the MDiv/MBA, MDiv/MS (Clinical Mental Health Counseling), and MDiv/MS (Organizational Leadership with a Concentration in Nonprofit).
As Mercer University students, all McAfee students enjoy access to the same facilities and services that all Mercer students have, from the student health and counseling center to the on-campus fitness facilities. The McAfee community also gathers once a week for chapel, often led by a guest speaker. There are various student organizations as well, including the International Justice Mission, the Student Advocacy and Leadership Team, and the Multicultural Student Association.
McAfee students also enjoy the benefits of living in a major metropolitan area. The capital of Georgia, Atlanta offers a thriving culture with world-class museums, dining, and family outings, including well over 300 parks. Sports fans can enjoy one of three major professional sports with Atlanta being home to the Falcons (football), Hawks (basketball), and Braves (baseball). There is no shortage of live music, with everything from southern rock to hip-hop finding an audience.
McAfee students are eligible to live in campus housing, which consists of one, two, three, and four bedroom apartments, with private bedrooms for each student as well as Internet, basic cable, electricity, and water provided for each apartment. For students who wish to live off campus, a wide array of apartments and homes are available.
McAfee offers generous need-based financial aid in the form of a Mercer Theology Study Grant to students who show demonstrated financial need. In addition to need-based aid, the seminary offers merit-based scholarships to students who have earned at least a 3.25 undergraduate gpa, with awards ranging from full tuition plus stipend to various levels of tuition coverage. McAfee/Mercer also participates in Federal Student Loan programs so eligible students may borrow funds to help offset the cost of their theological education.