Application Steps

Master of Divinity, Master of Arts in Ministry, Master of Theological Studies, Master of Sacred Music and Master of Theology applicants must provide:

  • Biographical, demographic and church information
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
  • Three letters of recommendation
    • Clergy
    • Professor or professional colleague or supervisor for those who have been out of school for more than five years
    • Lay leader (If you are not United Methodist, a reference from a non-clergy person who serves on the leadership team at your church or can attest to your faith, call, ministry or potential for ministry, is adequate.)
  • Résumé
  • Essay (4 – 7 pages on one of two topics provided in the application)
   

Non-degree applicants will need to provide:

  • Biographical, demographic and church information
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
  • One letter of recommendation from clergy, lay leader, professor or professional
  • Résumé
  • A statement describing your reason for enrolling in selected classes
  • One-page statement explaining your proposed plan of study