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Certificate in Theological Studies

Certificate in Theological Studies Program 
Application Procedure 

Submit to the ETS Admissions Office: 

• A completed application form 

• A $35 non-refundable, non-transferable application fee 

• Three signed letters of recommendation 

• An upper or graduate level research paper

• Official transcripts from all colleges attended
Bachelors Degree in any discipline

Make an appointment for an interview with the Director of the Master of Divinity degree program, Prof. Charles Mabee.

Class locations: 

ETS MDiv classes are normally held at ETS. (Occasionally a class may meet at an alternative location.) Location of classes within the ETS building are posted at the beginning of each quarter. 


Courses in the masters programs and the urban ministry program are offered on a quarter system in fall, winter, spring and summer. The application process must be started at least three weeks before the start of a quarter. 


The advising process is integral to your seminary education and formation. You will be assigned an advisor by the director of the program in which you are enrolled. The advising process is designed to support you during your studies.  For those of you who are seeking ordained ministry, you will most likely have an ecclesiastical advisor as well, as indicated by the denominational affiliation. It is your responsibility to maintain contact with these advisors.