Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary Graduate Program Reviews

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(4.09 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 23 respondents

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  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE and CAATS
  • Campus Setting: Suburb: Large
  • Student Population: 1,924
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: ---
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 68% part-time, 32% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $18,950
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3.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2015

At Gordon-Conwell, I am receiving a well-rounded education, taught by some of the premier professors in their fields. Expectations are high, but professors are always available to assist in academic and personal endeavors. There are approximately 40 countries represented on campus, along with many opportunities for extra discussion, student meetings, and community interaction. The students are very supportive of one another. On campus housing is a bit expensive, but high quality. I absolutely love it here.
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Religious Studies
Graduation Year: 2018

There is a great deal of support and encouragement for you to succeed, unlike undergraduate school where it was a process of "weeding you out." The staff and professors are extremely approachable and unpretentious. The curriculum is very challenging and immediately applicable. I'm enjoying GCTS very much!
3.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2017

I am only just beginning at Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary. Right now my classes online are great, but only so many of the classes are offered online. As a mother, it would be nice if more online classes were offered. The school is a wonderful school and I am very happy to be attending. Of course the cost of a graduate education is overwhelming, but I am confident that the degree I am getting will be worth the hassle. Thanks!
4.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2015

The content of the counseling program at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary is superb. Professors are engaged and love the subject matter. The integrative approach of theology and psychology is clearly a priority. The administrative and technical components of the student experience could use some improvement. Technology is behind where it could be and the administrative aspects of school do not always flow as smoothly as possible.
4.42 out of 5.0
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Degree: Religious Studies
Graduation Year: 2015

GCTS is known within the evangelical tradition as being one of the best schools - if not the best - in the area of Biblical Studies. A number of the faculty are world class scholars within their respective fields, bringing the necessary pedigree and expertise for training students destined for teaching, missions, ministry, or business. Also, the access to the Boston Theological Institute provides the opportunity for a rich, well-rounded education at other top divinity and theological schools in the Boston area. This challenges students to test their metal in other rigorous institutions which demand high quality work irrespective of religious tradition. Socially, the school attracts many students from around the world, with African student scholarships which are worth noting. The diversity is essential to the learning experience here, because it brings together students from different worldviews together, and presents the challenge of learning to get to know people who are different from you, and learn about their cultures. (I know personally that I have discovered a love for Korean food which I never knew I had!) Distance from the city of Boston is a bit cumbersome. And train transportation is available at $8 one way if one has no personal means of transport, but that is just to get to the fringes of the city. It accumulates after a while, though. Another gripe is the cost of this type of education. For people who are training to become ministers, teachers, missionaries, etc, the price to pay is unreasonably high. Perhaps lawyers or doctors can handle it in the long run but a pastor with $40-60,000 school debt is in a tough spot, especially if he or she has a family and other responsibilities.
4.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2016

Pros. friendly faculty and staff. excellence in academia. great social environment. con. slightly expensive compare to other seminaries
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Degree: Social Sciences
Graduation Year: 2016

The school is an all-around excellent academic institution. I am a new student, but even in my visits and communication with students, faculty, and the surrounding community prior to attendance, the institution is always spoken of highly.
4.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Religious Studies
Graduation Year: 2012

Provided students with knowledge and tools to grow in competence and proficiency; excellent scholars and teachers. However, it can be tough to develop relationships with professors and students.
4.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Religious Studies
Graduation Year: 2015

For me, Gordon-Conwell offers an opportunity for students to develop into individuals of character, with an ethically sound worldview that acknowledges the reality of the twenty-first century, and works to find ways to change people's minds, thereby influencing better decisions. Another positive is that in the seminar community, we work with the same textual tradition for the most part, so all students can relate to one another on more than one level, making the community a brotherhood. The most noticeable con is the cost of education. It is no secret that pastors, professors, etc do not make exorbitant amounts of money in their professions, so the amount of accrued debt can be a serious burden in the future if it is not managed correctly. All things considered, it is an investment that I am willing to make because I believe the returns will be worth the effort and sacrifice.
3.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Religious Studies
Graduation Year: 2015

I have been taking an online course from Gordon-Conwell, and it has been an excellent experience! The course is well-organized and challenging, and the lectures are thought-provoking, insightful, and solid. The TA has been encouraging and helpful as well. Highly recommended.
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