Application Requirements

MDiv, MAM, MTS, and MSM applicants must provide:   

  • Basic Information: Personal, Citizenship, and Church Information
  • Academic History: List all colleges and universities attended; transcripts required 
  • Recommendations (3):
    • Pastor or ordained religious leader who has observed or led you in ministry
    • Professor (if in school within the past 5 years), or a professional reference who has observed your ability and performance
    • Layperson (non-ordained) who serves in a leadership capacity in your ministry context who can address your faith journey, preparedness for graduate theological study, and potential for leadership in ministry
      **Recommenders cannot be a member of your family.
  • Resume: Provide an overview of work experience, educational background, and ministry and volunteer history.
  • Written Response: Applicants will respond to three questions in a single document that is between 3-4 pages in length. 


In addition to the above requirements, ThM applicants must also provide: 

  • Writing Sample: 1000-1500 word sample of academic writing such as an essay or excerpt from an academic paper or article.


Non-degree and Exploratory applicants must provide:

  • Biographical, demographic and church information
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
  • One letter of recommendation from clergy, lay leader, or professor or professional colleague
  • Résumé
  • Written response to two questions in a single document that is between 1-2 pages in length.