Gordon–Conwell Theological Seminary is a multidenominational theological institution that was founded as the result of the merging of Conwell Theological School (originally a part of Temple University in Philadelphia, PA) and Gordon Divinity School (formerly the Boston Missionary Training Institute, then Gordon College of Theology and Mission). The main Gordon–Conwell Theological Seminary campus is located on a 118-acre estate in South Hamilton, Massachusetts. Gordon–Conwell Theological Seminary has multiple campuses to provide students with an education; these include a classical model of residential education at the South Hamilton, MA campus; a location in downtown Boston that offers classes in multiple languages, and adult educational models at a Charlotte, N.C., campus and one in Jacksonville, FL, as well. Aside from these campuses, Gordon–Conwell Theological Seminary has online offerings to address student needs, despite locality and occupational commitments. The seminary also offers Doctor of Ministry programs that are delivered at several locations.
The total enrollment at Gordon–Conwell Theological Seminary today is more than 2,000 students and there are many degrees for students to choose from. Gordon–Conwell Theological Seminary also makes an effort to offer online courses and distance learning programs to students. The primary online module is called Semlink; this program is a web-based distance-learning program that allows students to study at according to their own schedule – when and wherever proves to be most convenient for the student. The Semlink course materials are offered in the form of an educational packet or a CD-ROM even. These materials are supplemented by the module Semlink Online – this is the companion website that provides resources for information and allows the key interaction among students and between students and their teachers. Gordon-Conwell’s Charlotte campus also offer a hybrid Online Master of Arts in Religion, which offers a combination of online course work and optional short integrative residency experiences.
The courses at Gordon–Conwell Theological Seminary are separated into three divisions they are the Division of Biblical Studies, Division of Christian Thought and the Division of Practical Theology. The courses at the seminary are mainly on the Bible, history of the church, theology, counseling, ministry, systematic theology, and preaching.
Whether students are able to live on campus or unable to live on campus, Gordon–Conwell Theological Seminary has much to offer while earning a degree. The online classes make it easy to learn while maintaining a busy schedule and the peers and instructors on campus make it easy to have fun while learning.