Wesley Biblical Seminary Quick Facts
MDiv; MA; DMin
Number of Students
Tuition Costs for 2015 - 2016
Though firmly committed to the Wesleyan theological tradition, Wesley Biblical Seminary is a multi-denominational seminary that currently boasts students from over thirty different denominational backgrounds. WBS makes its home in Jackson, MS, though students may now pursue degrees online as well as through traditional face-to-face instruction. At once Wesleyan and Evangelical, WBS seeks to prepare students to share the gospel of Jesus Christ in the 21st century through concentrated theological study and active practice of their faith in a community centered on the transformative power of the Christian faith.
WBS offers several master's level degrees, including the MDiv (with emphases in General Ministry, Biblical Languages, Teaching, and Honors Research) and MA (with emphases in Apologetics, Biblical Literature, Christian Studies, and Theology). The DMin is also available to those who hold the MDiv (or equivalent) and are actively engaged in ministry.
Of particular importance to WBS is the spiritual development of its students. To that end, required chapel services are held every Tuesday and Thursday at 10:00 am during the school year. While the seminary does not currently offer cafeteria facilities, many students bring their lunch and eat together in the Student Lounge area, a common meeting and studying area for WBS students.
Members of the WBS community also benefit from studying in Jackson, the capital of Mississippi and a significant depository of southern culture. Just a sample of the cultural outings available to Jackson residents are the Mississippi Children's Museum, Mississippi Museum of Art, Mississippi Museum of Natural Science, and Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum. During the year, students may enjoy trips to the Crossroads Film Festival, Mississippi State Fair, and Jackson Rhythm & Blues Festival. WBS students will find plenty of outings for single students and families alike.
While WBS does not offer student housing they have partnered with a local apartment complex to offer one and two bedroom apartments. The seminary student development office also assists students in finding affordable, comfortable housing for each family's needs.
WBS offers institutional scholarship aid based on GPA and the number of hours a student takes per semester. In addition to scholarship funds, WBS students are eligible for Federal Unsubsidized Student Loans as well as various loan grants that can be paid back through service to a local church.