Admission requirements include:
- A Master of Divinity, Master of Arts, or Bachelor of Divinity degree (or its equivalent) from an accredited theological school. Work experience cannot be substituted for this training, which must include 72 credits that represent broad-based work in theology, biblical studies and the arts of ministry.
- Cumulative GPA of 3.0+ on a 4.0 scale for the first degree(s) in theology
- A minimum of three years in some form of professional ministry subsequent to the receipt of a first graduate theological degree.
Official transcripts from every accredited college, university, seminary and other graduate work must be sent directly from the schools to the Office of Graduate Theological Education. Transcripts must clearly show that you have received the Master of Divinity degree or its formal academic equivalent.
Three letters of recommendation
A letter of support from sponsoring congregation (complete form)
Essays on vocation and ministry as outlined in application
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D.Min. prerequisite: the M.Div. degree
Our accrediting agency, the Association of Theological Schools, requires that only those with a M.Div. degree or its educational equivalent are eligible for admission to the program. It also specifies that ministerial experience is not to be considered the equivalent of, or a substitute for, the M.Div. degree.
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