ECUMENICAL THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY
Many traditions. One Spirit.
A bachelor's degree from an accredited institution is required for admission to our master-level programs. The Association of Theological Schools allows some exceptions for students who satisfy specific requirements as spelled out in the ATS standards.
An interview with Program Director may be required based on an evaluation of your completed admission file. The final admission decision will be made by the Admissions Committee.
Please submit the following information:
- On-line Application and non-refundable application fee of $45.00 MUST BE PAID AT TIME OF APPLICATION SUBMISSION. Your application will not be process until payment has been received.
- Submit a paper responding to the following statement of purpose: How has your experience, education and work in the church and/or community helped you in developing an ethical, multi-cultural and interfaith understanding of ministry in today's world? (4-5 pages double spaced excluding the cover page, 12 point font, cite references, resources and include a bibliography.) This paper will be used to assess your critical thinking, self-awareness, and writing skills.
- Three signed letters of recommendation, one of which must be from your pastor or from another church leader. Must be in a sealed envelope. If you have a difficult time obtaining the letters of recommendation, please contact the admissions office.
- Official transcripts mailed directly from your undergraduate or graduate institution. Must be in a sealed envelope. Student-issued transcripts are not acceptable.
Application Procedure for Masters Programs and
Certificate in Theological Studies