Experience Iliff School of Theology

About Iliff

Imagine yourself in the beauty of the Rocky Mountains, learning to not only create change, but to lead in innovative ways in an open, welcoming community. That’s the Iliff experience.

At Iliff, you’ll find a rich combination of rigorous academics and experiences that will help you lead in life’s journey – whether your choice is one of personal or professional growth, a stepping stone toward service helping others, or for ministries yet to be imagined.

Our students come from a diverse array of backgrounds and you’ll learn as much from your classmates, as you do from our internationally renowned faculty. Combined with the flexibility of our traditional classroom and online courses, you’ll learn not just about yourself, but get the preparation needed for where you are headed.

Degrees and Programs

Iliff offers five masters degrees and a joint University of Denver/Iliff doctoral degree program. Traditional classroom, online, and hybrid opportunities provide you with optimal flexibility.

  • Master of Divinity (MDIV)
  • Master of Arts in Social Change (MASC)
  • Master of Arts in Pastoral and Spiritual Care (MAPSC)
  • Master of Theological Studies (MTS)

Strength in Diversities

One of the major strengths of Iliff is its diversity. In our increasingly divided world, diversity is a value, a gift and an asset which any school of theology educating people for service and ministry in the twenty-first century simply must have. The Iliff community is delighted to be a leader in diversity in theological education. The Iliff campus is made up of many kinds of diversity – disability, ethnic, sexual orientation, racial, gender, denominational, religious, political and ideological – to name only a few.

Top Faculty Members

Members of the Iliff faculty represent a wide variety of denominations and faiths, including American Baptist, Buddhist, Catholic, Episcopal, Jewish, Lutheran (ELCA), Presbyterian Church (USA), United Church of Christ and United Methodist. While the faculty’s extraordinary commitment to teaching and scholarship ensures an enriching and rewarding learning environment, their dedication to developing caring, collegial relationships nurtures and challenges each student in ways textbooks and lectures cannot.