United Methodist Studies Program

Many UDTS students are preparing for a ministry in the United Methodist Church or another denomination within the Wesleyan tradition. As part of their seminary education, these students receive approved instruction in United Methodist history, doctrine and polity.

Wesley Table is one of the primary components of the United Methodist Studies Program. This is a weekly lunchtime gathering of Methodist students and faculty for food and discussion. During these gatherings, the Wesleyan tradition is celebrated and embodied. Courses which are ordinarily required for United Methodist Conference membership and ordination are listed under Denominational Requirements in the description of the M.Div. program requirements. They are taught on a rotating basis over four semesters.

The seminary has enjoyed the endorsement of the University Senate of the United Methodist Church since 1972 for residential studies. UDTS has a long history of ecumenical cooperation, and United Methodists continue to be active participants in the community.

Students desiring further information about the United Methodist Studies program at UDTS may contact:

Dr. Elmer Colyer
Director of United Methodist Studies
University of Dubuque Theological Seminary
2000 University Avenue
Dubuque, Iowa 52001-5099
Phone: 563.589.3389