Application process timeline

Start your application using the appropriate "Apply Now" button below.
At least six months prior to intended start date
The $50.00  non-refundable deposit is required to submit your application and   autobiographical essay.
by May 15th (for the Fall semester) or by October 15th (for the spring semester)
A completed application which includes all references, transcripts and the background check must be on file in the Admissions Office. Please read the application overview for your degree program specifics.
by June 1st (for the fall semester) or by November 1st (for the spring semester)
You will receive an admission decision. Accepted applicants will continue with the financial aid and housing processes (as applicable).
by June 15th (for the fall semester) or by November 15th (for the spring semester)
Return to the Admissions Office: a signed commitment form.
by June 22nd (for the fall semester) or by November 22nd (for the spring semester)

First Theological Degrees

Read application overview and apply here for: MDiv, MDiv Distributed Learning, MA, MAML, MAPL, and Affiliate.
Please note: The MAPL has its own application overview.

Application overview

MAPL application overview

> Apply for a First Theological Degree

Advanced Theological Degrees

Read application overview, admission requirements and apply here for STM and DMin degree programs.

Application Overview

Admission requirements

> Apply for Advanced Theological Degrees

PhD in Public Theology and Witness

Read application overview, admission requirements and apply here for the PhD program in Public Theology and Witness.

Applications for Fall 2024 are closed. We are not accepting applications for the next cohort at this time.

Application overview

Application requirements

Urban Theological Institute

Read application overview and apply here for the Urban Theological Institute Christian Ministry and Urban Theological Institute Church Leadership certificates. We are not accepting applications for Church Leadership cohort at this time.

Please note: The Christian Ministry certificate program is a combination of classes held on the Philadelphia campus and via Zoom.

>Application overview

> Apply for Urban Theological Institute Certificate

Other Certificate Programs

Certificate study involves non-degree study programs with in-depth focus in theology, bible, history and practice of ministry, urban ministry and more for interested persons, TEEM candidates and many others. Below are links for Certificates in Theological Studies for ELCA TEEM Candidates, Congregational Faith Formation, and Theological Studies.

>Application Overview

>Apply to a Certificate Program

Audit and Non-Degree Opportunities

Application Deadline Dates:
July 15 - August Intensives
August 1 - Fall Term
December 1 – January Intensives
January 1 – Spring Term
May 1 – Summer Intensives

>Use this form to audit or enroll in a course as a non-degree seeking student.