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Course of Study (COS)

An Extension School of Garrett Evangelical Theological Seminary

The Indiana Conference Extension Course of Study School is a non-residential United Methodist School (for part-time local pastors only) offering the approved curriculum of the Division of Ordained Ministry of the United Methodist Church.

All classes are held at the University of Indianapolis, 1400 East Hanna Avenue, Indianapolis.

The fall term meets one weekend in each of the months of September, October and November. The spring terms meets one weekend in each of the months of February, March and April. Residential Course of Study classes may be taken at Garrett Evangelical Theological SeminaryMethodist Theological Seminary in Ohio or any of the other United Methodist Seminaries offering Course of Study. Classes are open to both full and part-time local pastors.

Applicants must complete the License to Preach School and be under appointment before beginning the Course of Study.

Please note that registration forms must include the signatures of the student’s District Superintendent.

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Fall 2013:

  • September 13-14
  • October 12
  • November 9

Spring 2014:

  • February 14-15
  • March 8
  • April 5


Rev. Dr. Herbert Cassel
Ph: 317-346-1813
Cell: 317-417-4036

Rev. J. Wilbur Yates
Ph: 260-925-1167