Applicants, for whom English is not their first language, are required to demonstrate evidence
of mastery of the English language for graduate study. The standard for this is through
the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).
Admission to the M.Div., M.A. (other than the M.A. in Counseling or MFT), D.Min., and D.Miss.,
Graduate Studies Certificate, and Graduate Studies Diploma programs requires a minimum score of
20 on each of the four section tests of the TOEFL-iBT (550 on the paper-based exam or 213 on the
computer-based exam and a 3.5 writing score).
Admission to the M.A. in Counseling or M.A. in Marital
and Family Therapy programs requires scores of 20 (each) on the reading and writing
sections and 25 (each) on the speaking and listening sections of the TOEFL-iBT.
Admission to the
Th.M. program requires a minimum score of 25 on each of the four section tests of
the TOEFL-iBT (600 on the paper-based exam or 250 on the computer-based exam and a 4.5 writing score).
Because the TOEFL exam is given only a limited
number of times each year, the applicant should allow sufficient time for the results
to be included in the seminary admissions process.
The institution code of Western
Seminary, to be written on the test paper, is 4968.