Throughout its history, Austin College has played a vital role in the education of students preparing for pre-ministry professions and church vocations. Such students need to obtain a sound, diversified liberal arts education. Students who are interested in pursuing a graduate seminary (M.Div.) degree or more general professional training for a church vocation should register with the college chaplain/director of Church Relations, John Williams.
The Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada offers a suggested pattern of courses for pre-ministerial education, which can be obtained from the College. Individual mentoring is available by appointment with the college chaplain. During each term, representatives from different theological seminaries visit the campus. Meetings can be arranged with pre-ministry students so that they may learn more about each seminary.