The West Virginia Program

The program in West Virginia exists to provide theological education to qualified persons in this region who find it difficult to be absent from their primary residence. Degree programs are offered in both the Master of Divinity and the Doctor of Ministry; individuals may also take courses to gain recognition of their ordination or to earn continuing education units (CEUs) without pursuing a specific degree program. Program requirements in both the M.Div. and D.Min. are equivalent to those on campus. Courses in the M.Div. program are taught in a hybrid format, blending online work with a 2.5-day residency during the Fall and Spring semesters, while other courses are offered during two 7-week accelerated terms in the summer months. Courses taught in the D.Min. program follow the format for the D.Min. program as a whole. These courses are typically taught by regular Palmer Theological Seminary faculty and by adjunct faculty from the West Virginia or the Philadelphia areas. Details are available on the West Virginia webpage at