On January 10, Wesley Seminary at Indiana Wesleyan University and Kingswood University signed an articulation agreement providing multiple pathways for Kingswood students to complete their graduate theological education at Wesley Seminary.
Dr. Abson Joseph, dean of Wesley Seminary, and Dr. Janet Starks, vice president for Academic Affairs at Kingswood University, began discussing partnership possibilities last spring. The formalized partnership which is effective immediately enables each school to further fulfill their mission and better serve, equip and shape their students.
Agreement specifics include:
- Kingswood students applying to the Seminary Master of Divinity program may be awarded advanced standing with credit for up to 19 hours of graduate work.
- Kingswood students applying to the Seminary Master of Arts in Ministry program may be awarded advanced standing with credit for up to nine hours of graduate work.
- Kingswood students who take master’s level courses during their undergraduate studies at Kingswood may transfer credits toward their Wesley Seminary degree in keeping with the terms defined in the Wesley Seminary catalog.
“Kingswood and Wesley have similar missions to prepare ministers to serve locally and globally. As we cooperate, we can both be more effective in serving our students and fulfilling our missions,” said Starks. “I look forward to the implementation of this new relationship with our sister institution and seeing how God will work through it.”
“I am excited about this partnership,” said Joseph. “It is a demonstration of the commitment that Wesley Seminary and Kingswood University share in doing everything we can to serve the church, to equip those God has called to the work of ministry and the advancement of God’s Kingdom. It gives me pure joy to collaborate with my friends at Kingswood in providing pathways for students to complete their graduate theological education at Wesley Seminary.”
Interested students can contact Wesley Seminary at 877-673-0009 or Wesley@indwes.edu for additional information on the articulation agreement and transferring credits.