Shepherds is committed to providing meaningful theological education for military personnel. Our programs offer extensive biblical training and quality interaction with professors, equipping active duty service members and veterans for life during and after the military. Distinct among these is our Master of Divinity (MDiv) degree, which offers a specialized chaplaincy concentration. Our programs are also fully available online, so servicemen and women can obtain a degree through Shepherds from wherever they are stationed.
Shepherds Theological Seminary is authorized to participate in military educational assistance programs through each branch’s designated process. This includes Tuition Assistance (TA). Active duty military may receive financial assistance for their seminary education. Contact the Financial Aid Office (FAO) to begin the certification process.
In addition, Shepherds offers a 25% discount on tuition for all current active duty service members.
Shepherds Theological Seminary is authorized to participate in veteran educational assistance programs through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), being approved by the North Carolina and Wyoming State Approving Agencies (SAAs) for Veterans Education. This includes VA Educational Benefits (GI Bill®) for eligible veterans enrolled in approved programs. Eligible veterans may receive financial assistance for their seminary education.
To begin the certification process, complete the following steps:
For specific questions regarding education benefits, visit the VA Education and Training Benefits Website.