About Bangor Theological Seminary
Founded in 1814, Bangor Theological Seminary is an ecumenical seminary in the Congregational tradition of the United Church of Christ. It is the only accredited graduate school of religion in Northern New England.
With campuses in Bangor and Portland, Maine, the Seminary's primary mission is preparation for Christian ministry. Graduate programs include the Master of Divinity, Master of Arts and Doctor of Ministry degrees.
Welcome to Bangor Theological Seminary – a closely related seminary of the United Church of Christ, with a strongly ecumenical faculty, student body, and spirit.
As the nation’s third oldest seminary and only accredited seminary in northern New England, for nearly 200 years now we have been educating pastors, teachers, lay leaders, and missionaries from multiple denominations for various forms of service in the church.
Founded in the Congregational tradition, we are as confident today as was John Robinson in his 1620 farewell sermon to the Pilgrims, in which he proclaimed there is “more truth and light yet to break forth out of [God’s] holy word.”
Indeed, “God is still speaking…”
So whether you are contemplating taking courses as a spiritual seeker with a curious mind and heart, or as a lay leader exploring some aspect of the faith more deeply, or as a student needing academic preparation for ordination, or as a member of the clergy longing for continuing education, there is something more for you to learn – and for us to learn from you – here at Bangor Theological Seminary.
No matter who you are, or where you are on life’s journey, you are welcome at either our Bangor or Portland campus.