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Application Requirements

MDiv Application Requirements

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

An interview is strongly recommended, but not required.


MACEF APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

  • An undergraduate degree (BA or BS).
  • Completed application form.
  • Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions previously attended.
  • Letter of pastoral endorsement.
  • Three additional letters of reference.
  • Background check.
  • Application fee $50

 An interview is strongly recommended, but not required.


ThM Application Requirements

  • MDiv degree required for admission to concentrations in the area of Practical Theology
  • An undergraduate degree (BA or BS)
  • Completed application form with $50 for fee.
  • Official transcripts from all institutions previously post secondary schools attended
  • Letter of evaluation and endorsement
  • Three additional letters of reference

NOTES

MDiv Program admissions decisions are made on a rolling basis beginning in September. 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. The application deadline for fall enrollment is March 15.

MACEF Program admissions are made on a rolling basis in September. All domestic applications should be filed by March 16 for enrollment the following academic year, but may be considered after March 16 on a space available basis. International applications should be filed by February 1st.

ThM Program admissions are made on a rolling basis beginning in October. Applications must be filed by April 15 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.

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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