Thank you for your interest in the Wake Forest University School of Divinity. The School of Divinity seeks to equip students to be agents of justice, reconciliation, and compassion in local churches and other ministry settings. Intentionally ecumenical and open to a variety of viewpoints, we encourage students to explore the rich histories and traditions of Christianity, to understand the changing social and religious landscape of our times, and to gain awareness and practical experience of the issues facing local and global contexts for ministry.
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We look forward to talking with you about the opportunities available to you at the School of Divinity. Then, once you’ve chosen to start the application process, we are available to work with you through the admissions process as you prepare your application for admission.
- Create Your Application
We are now accepting applications for Fall 2013 and Spring 2014.
Fall 2013 Application Deadlines
Date Program January 15, 2013 Dual Degree Programs with Law, Counseling, Bioethics February 1, 2013 Priority Filing for MDiv applicants to be fully considered for scholarships July 15, 2013 Final Deadline for MDiv applicants August 15, 2013 Final Deadline for Exploratory (Non-Degree) applicants November 1, 2013 Final Deadline for Master of Divinity (MDiv) and Exploratory (non-degree) applicants for Spring admission
*Note, these deadlines remain the same each year.
How to Apply
Please carefully read all instructions below and throughout the application process. Instructions are provided on this webpage and on the Main Menu of the application at the beginning of each section.
To create an application to the School of Divinity, you will be be asked to start an account before you are assigned a unique PIN and Password that will allow you to begin the application and return to work on your application over several sessions. Once you setup your account you will receive an email notification with instructions on accessing the online application.
Dual Degree Applicants
If you are you interested in one of our dual degree programs, you will need to create an application to each school separately: Law, Counseling, Bioethics. (Note: if you are applying to counseling or bioethics, the Graduate School and School of Divinity share an application system. When you create your second application account, you’ll need to use a different email address. The application system will not allow duplicate email addresses.)
A Note About Deadlines
All applicants are encouraged to submit their applications as early as possible, especially International applicants, in order to allow the maximum amount of time once an offer is made to process the required paper work.
Early submission is strongly encouraged for applicants to be given full consideration for financial aid. Late applications will be considered while openings remain with approval from the Associate Dean of Admissions and Student Services.
If you need additional information or assistance, please contact our staff by email at email@example.com or by telephone at 336.758.3748. Technical support for the application system is available online and may be found at the top and bottom of your screen once you have logged into the system.
NOTE: Please remember that you should keep your Profile Email Address up-to-date by clicking on the “Update Profile” button whenever your email changes (this button is available on the home page of the application once you login). Our email communications to you will be sent to your Profile Email Address.
- Complete Your Application
After you have setup your application account, please read all instructions carefully as you complete your application. Always double check your entries and attachments as you move through the different components of the application. The application will not be successfully submitted unless all required fields are completed. You can use the Check My Application feature to review which fields and information may be missing as you work on your application.
Your application will not be considered for admission until all materials have been received. The following materials are required:
- Admissions Essay
- Three (3) Letters of Recommendation
- At least two (2) academic references are required.
- Official Transcripts
- TOEFL Score (International Applicants Only)
- Optional: GRE Score (Optional and Not Required for Admission to the MDiv Program)
- Application Fee
- Submitting an application requires a $75 application fee. Payment instructions are located at the end of the application process once you are ready to submit your online application. If you cannot make a credit card payment, checks or money orders are still acceptable, however applicants are encouraged to use the credit card option in order to facilitate the review process.
- Should you need to pay by check or money order, you will receive an Application Fee Payment Voucher once you submit your application that you will need to include when mailing your payment. (Payments should be made to Wake Forest University and mailed to the Office of Admissions, Wake Forest University School of Divinity, P.O. Box 7719, Winston-Salem NC, 27109.)
- Application Fee Waivers are only accepted based on an applicant’s participation in a qualified program. For a list of qualified programs, check here.
You will receive an email confirmation after you have successfully submitted your application. Once you submit, you will only be able to re-enter the online system to review the status of your application and resend recommendation forms. If you discover that you need to correct any information contained on your application, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org identifying the item(s) that require updating and including the correct information.