Apply online at my.westernsem.edu/apply or download printable application forms from our website. The non-refundable application fee is $50.
If you are admitted and decide to enroll, a $250 confirmation deposit will reserve your place in the program. This deposit is non-refundable but applied as a credit to your tuition account.
Permission for a criminal background check will be requested for all admitted M.Div. candidates. This is a requirement for placement within a teaching church.
See bottom of this webpage for application submission dates.
Program Specific Information:
Distance Learning Applicants: Please note the detailed technological requirements for distance learning on our website.
Dual Track M.Div.-M.S.W. Applicants: As part of the Master of Divinity application requirements, applicants to the Dual Track degree program will be asked to submit a one-page statement detailing future vocational and M.S.W. educational plans. A minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 is recommended.
Graduate Certificate or Graduate Program Applicants and Non-Degree Applicants: Applicants will complete an abbreviated application form, request academic transcripts, and submit a one-page essay describing how their learning might enhance their future ministry.
Doctor of Ministry Applicants: Applicants meeting the pre-requisite requirements for the Doctor of Ministry program will submit their application by January 15 to be considered for admission to the cohort that begins its work that May.
International Applicants: Western Theological Seminary is authorized under Federal law to enroll students holding F-1 non-immigrant alien status. For more information and application instructions, please email our International Student Advisor.
Master of Theology Applicants: International and North American applicants meeting the pre-requisite requirements will submit the following with their applications:
- International applicants:
- A letter of Endorsement and Recommendation from denomination or a ministry-related agency as indicated in program requirements.
- A valid TOEFL score of 550 on the written exam or 80 on the internet-based exam. Overall 6.0 (IELTS)
- A certified statement showing sufficient financial resources and medical insurance for dependents for the duration of the degree program