Colleges at UMU

The Graduate School, Colleges and Academic Programs

The United Methodist University currently has seven (7) colleges and a Graduate School of Theology that enrolled over 5000 students on four (4) campuses across Liberia.

The Bishop John G. Innis Graduate School of Theology

The Bishop John G. Innis Graduate School of Theology began in 2015 as the result of the need to provide graduate studies program in theology for the benefit of hundreds of United Methodist Church pastors who are graduates from the Gbarnga School of Theology (College of Theology) and other ecumenical bachelor degree holders, desirous of advancing their theological education to the Master’s level.

The John G. Innis Graduate School has accreditation from the National Commission on Higher Education (NCHE) in Liberia, and is also recognized by the United Methodist Church General Board of Higher Education and Ministry.

The John G. Innis Graduate School of Theology currently offers Master of Divinity (M. Div.) for Christians who desire to enrich their personal lives and others who feel called to pastoral ministry.

Gbarnga School of Theology

The Gbarnga School of Theology or the College of Theology is located in Gbarnga City, Bong County, and is the longest serving component of the University system. The School of Theology (College of Theology) was established in 1959 to train lay pastors for then Methodist Episcopal Church which later became The United Methodist Church.

Today, the College of Theology offers diplomas, associate and bachelor degrees in the following disciplines: General Theology, Religious Education, Sacred Theology, and Missions and Leadership Development.

College of Management and Administration

The College of Management and Administration has the largest population of students, and offers Bachelor Degrees in the following areas: Management, Public Administration, Economics, Accounting, and Procurement and Supply Chain Management.

Winifred J. Harley College of Health Sciences

The Winifred J. Harley College of Health Sciences (formerly called the Winifred J. Harley United Methodist School of Nursing), was founded in 1952 by Dr. George Way Harley.

The College offers Diploma, Associates and Bachelor Degrees. Associates and Bachelor Degrees are offered in Nursing and Midwifery. Diploma is being offered in Dental Therapy. Today, the College is located in both the City of Ganta, Nimba County; and the City of Monrovia, Montserrado County; respectively.

College of Liberal and Fine Arts

The College of Liberal and Fine Arts has the second largest population of students. Located in Monrovia, the College offers Bachelor Degrees in the following areas: English, Sociology, Social Work, Political Science, and Mass Communication.

Joseph Jenkins Roberts College of Education

The College currently offers Bachelor Degrees in one of the following areas: Secondary Education, Primary Education and Early Childhood & Development. All students have concentration areas in the following content areas (Mathematics, Science, English, History, School Administration, and Library Science).

S. T. Nagbe College of Science and Technology

The College of Science and Technology is growing in students’ population and currently offers bachelor degree programs in Biology, Zoology, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Information Technology.

College of Agriculture

The College of Agriculture is located in southeastern Liberia in Gbason Town, Sinoe County. The College has a land space of 500 acres or 202.345 hectares to engage in agriculture related activities. The College presently offers Associate Degrees in General Agriculture.

Note: All colleges offer minor and electives in various disciplines.

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