Wheaton College is a Christian liberal arts college in Wheaton, Illinois (near Chicago). Founded in 1860, it built on the Wesleyan Methodist tradition established by its predecessor, the Illinois Institute, 7 years earlier as a college and preparatory school with rigorous academic standards and conservative evangelical beliefs.

Wheaton is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (North Central Association of Colleges and Schools), the National Association of Schools of Music, the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, and the American Psychological Association. The approximately 2,500 undergradutate students choose from about 40 majors, with the most popular being Business, Communications, English, and Psychology. The Graduate School was founded in 1937, with current enrollment around 500 students.

Graduate degrees offered

  • Biblical Archaeology
  • Biblical Exegesis
  • Biblical Studies
  • Christian Formation & Ministry
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Counseling Ministries
  • Evangelism
  • General Theology
  • History of Christianity
  • Intercultural Studies
  • Intercultural Studies and TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)
  • Master of Arts in Teaching (Primary and Secondary)
  • Missions
  • Religion in American Life
  • Systematic & Historical Theology
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Biblical & Theological Studies
  • Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.)


Notable alumni

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