Requirements for Admission and Application Process
for the Master of Divinity Program

General Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree, or its equivalent from an accredited college or university
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.7 of higher on a scale of 4.0 (however, the admissions committee does consider factors other than academic record)
  • English language proficiency
    • Applicants whose language of origin is not English and/or have not had previous instruction in English must provide evidence of competence in English, which may include taking the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and the Test of Written English (TWE), both administered by the Educational Testing Service and regularly at many centers throughout the world.

Needed Application Materials

  • Completed Application
  • $35 Application Fee
  • Transcripts - official transcripts from all colleges or universities where you completed undergraduate or graduate work
  • Recommendations - three total recommendations from:
    • Your pastor, or campus pastor if you have been away at school
    • A professor, or professional colleague if you have been out of school for an extended period of time
    • A non-relative lay person who knows you as a leader
  • Autobiography - An essay of approximately 1200 words that describes:
    • The significant events in your life, your Christian experience, your relationship to the church
    • An assessment of your strengths and weaknesses as a candidate for a church career
    • Why you decided to attend Seminary

Application

There are two ways to apply:

Apply Online Now!
or
Download Forms and Send in the Mail


Application Deadlines

January Term   December 1

Spring Term    December 1

Summer Term  April 1

Fall Term         July 15

Note: Applications and supporting material must be received by February 15 for full consideration of seminary funded scholarships. Applications received after this date are still eligible for financial aid and scholarship.

Tuition and Fees