Admission

The items listed in the admissions requirements checklist are all we need to review your application. Please do not send unnecessary supporting documents. If you would like us to know about relevant experience or activities, feel free to include that information in your personal statement.

You are not required to submit all application materials together. However, we consider applications only when all materials have been received.

We review and approve applications on a rolling basis and admit applicants to the fall, spring, or summer semester. To insure a timely review, consider submitting your application well ahead of the posted deadlines.

We attempt to notify you of our acceptance decision by email within one week of receiving your complete application.

What's Needed

MA

MA/CERT PastMin & Off-Campus Practicum

MA/CERT PastMin & On Campus Internship

CERT PastMin

all CERT THL

Online Application

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

Application Fee
(non-refundable)

$50

$50

$50

$50

$50

Resume

optional

optional

optional

optional

optional

Writing Sample

optional

optional

optional

optional

optional

Letters of
Recommendation

3

4*

6**

2

2

Interview

no

yes

yes

yes

no

Transcripts

Yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

UG Major in Theology

no

no

no

no

no

GRE
(or equivalent)

yes

yes

yes

no

no

Statement of
Objectives

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

*  If you apply to the combined program with Off-Campus Practicum you need to submit 4 letters (3 addressing academic aptitude; 1 addressing ministerial aptitude). All letters must be submitted online with your application to the combined program.
**  If you apply to the combined program with On-Campus Practicum (CMI - Campus Ministry Internship) you need to submit 6 letters (3 addressing academic aptitude; 3 addressing ministerial aptitude). 3 letters must be submitted online with your application to the combined program, the other three paper with your CMI application.

Semester MA MA/CERT PastMin MA/CERT & CMI CERT PastMin all CERT THL
Fall 1 Aug 1 Aug 1 Mar 1 Aug 1 Aug
Spring 1 Dec 1 Dec n/a 1 Dec 1 Dec
Summer 1 May 1 May n/a 1 May 1 May
Assistantships 1 Mar 1 Mar n/a n/a n/a

We admit students ...

wholly on the basis of individual merit. The University does not discriminate against any student or applicant seeking admission on the basis of his or her race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, or sex.

Deadlines

For priority consideration, individuals applying for an assistantship or a scholarship should submit credentials by March 1 to be considered for the following fall semester.