Master of Theology Admission Process

Dive into advanced research in a field of your choice through our two-year Master of Theology program.

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Our Master of Theology program’s two tracks—one with a thesis, one without—allow students to pursue in-depth academic research in their field of study. Learn more about our Master of Theology program here.

Requirements for consideration for acceptance into the Master of Theology program:

  • Demonstrated Christian character.
  • A bachelor’s degree and a Master of Divinity or its equivalent from an accredited institution. (Transcripts from educational institutions outside the United States must first be evaluated by an agency such as the International Education Research Foundation.)
  • Completion of three semester hours of Hebrew, three semester hours of Greek and two additional hours of advanced study in either Hebrew or Greek.
  • Grade Point Average no lower than 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Acceptance for supervision by a professor in the student’s chosen area of study.

Note: Individual departments may ask for additional requirements. The Academic Graduate Studies committee may request an interview.

Application requirements:

  • Application for Admission form (online or as download) and non-refundable $50 application fee. 
  • An original Church Endorsement form completed by the applicant's church, indicating evidence of Christian character and leadership ability. 
  • Four completed recommendation forms. All applicants are responsible for distributing the required forms to the individuals listed as references on the application form. Reference forms must be completed by individuals who have known the applicant more than a year. 
  • A research paper that adequately shows the applicant’s research ability. This can be a research paper that was submitted to meet the requirements for a master's level course. Please submit a clean, unmarked copy of the paper. 
  • An original, signed Ethical Conduct Standard form. 
  • TOEFL score (not more than one year old) of at least 550 on paper-based exam or 80 iBT, for students who do not speak English as their first language or do not have a degree from an accredited institution in the United States. An exemption may be granted if the applicant has completed an acceptable degree from an accredited institution where the instruction was entirely in English.

Deadlines: June 15 for the fall semester and November 1 for the spring semester.

It is recommended applicants begin the process at least 30 days before the deadline to ensure completion of the file in time.