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Application Requirements

Master of Divinity (MDiv) Application Requirements

  • An undergraduate degree (BA or BS) from a school accredited by one of the accrediting agencies recognized by our faculty
  • Completed admissions application
  • Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions previously attended
  • Letter of pastoral endorsement
  • Three additional letters of reference
  • Application fee of $50

An interview is strongly recommended, but not required.

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Master of Arts (Theological Studies) Application Requirements

  • An undergraduate degree (BA or BS) from a school accredited by one of the accrediting agencies recognized by our faculty
  • Completed admissions application
  • Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions previously attended
  • Letter of pastoral endorsement
  • Three additional letters of reference
  • Application fee of $50

An interview is strongly recommended, but not required.

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Master of Arts in Christian Education and Formation (MACEF) Application Requirements

  • An undergraduate degree (BA or BS) from a school accredited by one of the accrediting agencies recognized by our faculty
  • Completed admissions application
  • Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions previously attended
  • Letter of pastoral endorsement
  • Three additional letters of reference
  • Application fee of $50

An interview is strongly recommended, but not required.

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Master of Theology (ThM) Application Requirements

  • An undergraduate degree (BA or BS) from a school accredited by one of the accrediting agencies recognized by our faculty
  • A Master of Divinity degree or first graduate theological degree providing equivalent theological background such as the MA(TS) from an approved institution and evidence of aptitude for advanced theological study (the MDiv degree is required for admission to concentrations in the area of Practical Theology)
  • Completed admissions application
  • Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions previously attended
  • Letter of evaluation and endorsement
  • Three additional letters of reference
  • Application fee of $50

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Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Application Requirements

  • Specific requirements for each area and field are available on the PhD Studies pages of the website and in our online catalogue (Inside PTS).

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    NOTES

    MDiv Program admissions decisions are made on a rolling basis beginning in September, for domestic applicants and permanent residents. International applications are reviewed after the January 15 deadline. All international masters applications should be filed by January 15. For all domestic applicants and permanent residents of the United Stated, the application deadline for fall enrollment is April 1, but the deadline for priority consideration for scholarships is February 15. Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit their completed applications as early as possible. This will allow them to receive the committee decision about their enrollment sooner to help them in planning.

    MACEF Program admissions are made on a rolling basis in September. All domestic applications should be filed by April 1 for enrollment the following academic year, but may be considered after April 1 on a space available basis. All international masters applications should be filed by January 15.

    ThM Program admissions are made on a rolling basis beginning in October. Applications must be filed by April 1 for the following academic year. Those who seek admission to this program will find it to their advantage to make application at an early date, since the number of positions available in some fields is necessarily limited. All international masters applications should be filed by January 15.

    Applicants wishing to receive the ThM degree in either the Department of Biblical Studies must have a knowledge of Greek if they wish to focus on New Testament, and Hebrew if they wish to focus on Old Testament.

    Applicants wishing to receive the ThM degree in the area of Pastoral Care (Department of Practical Theology) must have completed one unit of clinical pastoral education or an introductory course in pastoral care and counseling or have equivalent pastoral experience, prior to matriculation.

    Reapplication Guidelines
    Each year many highly qualified people apply for admission to Princeton Theological Seminary. Unfortunately, it is impossible to admit them all, and we must make some very difficult decisions. If an unsuccessful applicant is still interested in applying, they should following the guidelines below.

    Master’s degree applicants who applied and were not admitted may reapply beginning with the next admissions cycle. In this case, the Admissions Committee would require a new application, academic transcript(s) from any school(s) attended since your last application, a new letter of endorsement, and one new recommendation.

    We strongly suggest a person who is reapplying arrange for an interview and/or a campus visit. Please note, the faculty only allows a maximum of two admissions attempts.

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    Lindsay Clark, Class of 2018

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