Master of Arts / Master of Divinity


File completion deadline: May 15 for Summer starts, August 15 for Fall starts, January 15 for Spring  semester starts

  • Application Form
  • Personal History Essay
  • Official Transcripts from all post-secondary institutions where more than one semester of coursework was taken, including an accredited baccalaureate degree
  • M.A. and M.Div. programs require a cumulative GPA of 2.75/4.0, except for the MA(BS), MA(TS), and Counseling programs, which require a 3.0/4.0 cumulative GPA
  • 4 references
  • 1 pastoral, 1 academic and 2 professional/peer references
  • $50 Nonrefundable Application Fee
  • Background Check (run by the Admissions Office)
  • A personal interview may be required upon request by the Admissions Committee

Personal History Essay:

M.A., M.Div., Cert., Unc. applicants:

  1. Share your life story, including at what point you began your relationship with Jesus Christ. Talk about your growth since that time and what brings you to apply to Seminary at this season in your life. Include your thoughts on how you would like to see your faith grow during your time in Seminary.
  2. What draws you to your desired major/area of study? What is your intended outcome upon degree completion? Why is that career or ministry choice meaningful to you?
  3. Discuss a local, national, and/or international issue and why you are passionate about it.