Am I eligible to apply? Is previous religious coursework required? How is my application evaluated?
You may have several questions as you considering applying. Review the admissions requirements.
The School of Divinity accepts applications on a rolling basis. This means you can complete an application at any time, but not after the final deadline. Please review deadlines below. 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 also 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.
|Application Deadlines for 2017-2018|
|November 1, 2018||Spring 2019||Final Deadline for MDiv and Exploratory (Non-Degree) applicants|
|January 15, 2019||Fall 2019||Priority Deadline for MDiv applicants|
|January 15, 2019||Fall 2019||Final Deadline for Joint Degree applicants (except Law)|
|March 15, 2019||Fall 2019||Final Deadline for JD/MDiv applicants|
|July 25, 2019||Fall 2019||Final Deadline for MDiv applicants|
|August 15, 2019||Fall 2019||Final Deadline for Exploratory (Non-Degree Applicants)|
|November 1, 2019||Spring 2020||Final Deadline for MDiv and Exploratory (Non-Degree) applicants|
*Note, these deadlines remain the same each year.
What should I plan to submit as a part of my application?
Your application will not be considered for admission until all of the following required materials have been received:
- Admissions essay
- Three letters of recommendation (note: at least two academic references are required)
- Official transcripts from each college and/or university you have attended
- Application fee ($75 via payment online or check/money order; application fee waivers may be granted based on participation in a qualified program)
Is the GRE (Graduate Record Examination) required for admission?
No, the GRE is not required for admission to the MDiv program. However, if you are applying to a joint degree program, the GRE may be required by the partnering graduate or professional school. Please check the program’s application requirements. Official scores will need to be received directly from the Educational Testing Services to the appropriate school.
I am an international student. Are there additional requirements?
Yes, international applicants are required to submit official results of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). The TOEFL must have been taken during the past five years. Review additional information regarding the TOEFL.