Denver Seminary Quick Facts
MDiv; MA; DMin
Number of Students
Tuition Costs for 2018 - 2019
$605/hr (MDiv); $615/hr (DMin)
The history of Denver Seminary is intertwined with the founding of the Conservative Baptist Association in the early 1940s. The seminary itself began in the early 1950s with a mere thirty-one students. Eventually, the school was granted full ATS and North Central Association accreditation. In time, the student body far outgrew the original facilities, prompting a move to its current campus in Littleton, CO, with a student body hovering around 1,000 students. The school is known for its innovative ministry programs and training and mentoring program, as well as its beautiful campus.
The seminary offers the Master of Divinity (MDiv) degree (with optional concentrations in apologetics and ethics, biblical preaching, biblical studies, chaplaincy, Christian formation and soul care, intercultural ministry, justice and mission, leadership, Messianic Judaism, New Testament, Old Testament, outdoor leadership, pastoral care and counseling, theology, or youth and family ministries)
Several Master of Arts degrees are available, with concentrations in Apologetics and Ethics; Christian Studies; New Testament; Old Testament; Theology. Additionally, the Seminary offers a Masters of Arts degree in Chaplaincy; Christian Formation and Soul Care; Clinical Mental Health Counseling; Counseling Ministries; Justice and Mission; Leadership; Youth and Family Ministries.
The seminary also offers numerous certificate programs with concentrations in Biblical and Theological Studies; Chaplaincy; Christian Apologetics; Christian Formation; Christian Soul Care; Hispanic Studies; Justice and Mission; Messianic Judaism; Pastoral Care; School Counseling.
Finally, Denver Seminary also offers the Doctor of Ministry (DMin) degree with concentrations in leadership, marriage and family ministry, pastoral skills, and spiritual formation
The seminary is well known for its training and mentoring program, where a student is paired with mentors who help the students develop both their personal character as well as professional skills.
Although a relatively small campus, Denver Seminary has much to offer its students. Nearly every window on campus offers a breathtaking view of the Colorado mountains, no small perk to being a student here! The on-campus Student Center offers many opportunities to relax, and there are numerous spaces on campus where it's easy to immerse yourself in your studies when needed. There are also numerous opportunities to focus on your spiritual life, with weekly chapel services offered in Common Ground, the seminary's chapel. There are also numerous student groups formed on shared interests, from rock climbing to Habitat for Humanity.
Of course, living near the Denver metroplex affords some incredible cultural opportunities. No matter whether you want to cheer the Denver Broncos on to victory, head to the slopes for the weekend, or take the family to the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, there is no shortage of indoor or outdoor activities in the area. While the seminary does not provide any formal exercise facilities, you are literally surrounded by some of the best exercise opportunities available in the wonderful outdoor life the area has to offer.
The seminary offers numerous options for on-campus housing, including one, two, and three bedroom options for both single and married students. The apartments are equipped with numerous appliances, and the community offers play areas for children. The monthly rates are highly competitive and include water, trash removal, Internet access, and membership to the Arapahoe Community College Fitness Center. Students are responsible for their own energy, TV, and telephone bills. Many students elect off-campus options, so the seminary provides assistance both those looking for a home and those with home to offer.
Fortunately for its students, the seminary offers generous financial aid based on both need and merit. Qualifying students are able to receive Kerns Family Foundation Scholarships, covering up to 100% of tuition. Denver also offers institutional grants and tuition discounts as well as various scholarships, far too many to list here. Some scholarships are based on pure academic merit while others are based on specific non-academic criteria (e.g. the Campus Crusade for Christ discount).
In addition to scholarships and grants, the seminary participates in Federal Financial Aid programs such as Work Study and the Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan and the Federal Direct PLUS Loan. The financial aid office also assists students searching for outside scholarships.