Payne Theological Seminary

Wilberforce, OH
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4-year, Private
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Admission Requirements
Required GPA
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Quick facts
  • Founded: 1894
  • Enrollment: 187
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  • Campus Setting: Rural
  • Campus Housing: Yes
Short description

The Payne Theological Seminary, located in the rural setting of Wilberforce, Ohio, is a testament to the enduring legacy of theological education within the African-American community. Founded in 1894, this private, historically black seminary has been affiliated with the African Methodist Episcopal Church, playing a pivotal role in preparing generations of clergy and religious leaders. Its establishment over a century ago was a significant milestone in providing advanced religious education and leadership training to African-Americans during a period when such opportunities did not exist.

Today, Payne Theological Seminary continues its mission by offering advanced Master’s and Doctorate degrees, primarily in Divinity & Ministry. These programs are designed to equip students with deep theological knowledge, practical ministry skills, and a profound understanding of their cultural and historical heritage. The seminary's commitment to academic excellence and spiritual growth is evident in its rigorous curriculum and the impactful careers of its alumni.

Although Payne Theological Seminary does not have a mascot or specific colors, its identity is deeply rooted in its rich history and its dedication to serving the African Methodist Episcopal Church and the wider community. The seminary's rural campus setting provides a serene and focused environment for study and reflection, further enhancing its role as a center for spiritual and intellectual development. As Payne Theological Seminary continues to evolve, it remains a beacon of theological education and leadership within the African American community and beyond.

Admissions & Financial Aid
  • Admissions: (937) 971-2867
  • Admissions email: admissions@payneseminary.edu

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  • Financial Aid: (937) 376-2946
  • Financial Aid email: financialaid@payneseminary.edu

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Popular Majors
  • Divinity & Ministry

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