How To Apply at the Master's Level
February 13, 2017
Early Application Deadline
Final Deadline: March 13
International students must apply by Jan. 1
June 12, 2017
Final Deadline: July 10
International students must apply by Apr. 1
October 16, 2017
Final Deadline: November 13
International students must apply by Sept. 1
All required application materials must be submitted by the final application deadline in order to be considered for admission. Paper application forms are available upon request.
Why apply by the early application deadline?
- Get a faster admission decision by applying when admissions staff are less busy
- Financial aid awards are offered sooner to students who are admitted earlier
- Buy yourself time to make decisions about housing, relocating, and class schedules
Steps to Apply
Program Specific Steps
As soon as your review has been completed, you will receive an admission decision in writing. Once application items are received by the seminary, they will not be returned to you or released to any other individual or organization.
As a master's level applicant, you will be evaluated on the basis of:
- Commitment to and agreement with the World Evangelical Alliance Statement of Faith
- Demonstration of a life that evidences the goals, gifts and graces consistent with the roles for which Western provides training
- Demonstration of a genuine compassion for others, a willingness to submit to the authority of Scripture, a spiritually-focused vision ambitious for the glory of Christ, a teachable spirit, emotional health and godly character
- The quality of your academic history
- Assessment of your references
- The extent and quality of your involvement in Christian service
- Your apparent gifts and potential for placement into Christian ministry
- Meeting program specific admission requirements
The qualifying degree for a master's level program is a baccalaureate degree, or its equivalent, conferred by a regionally accredited college or university. Exceptions to this requirement are limited.
Western Seminary actively subscribes to a policy of equal education and employment opportunity for all people regardless of race, national origin, gender, age, marital status, or disability. This policy is in compliance with Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Students have specific rights guaranteed by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974. The Seminary also has a policy which prohibits sexual harassment. Inquiries regarding compliance with federal law should be directed to the Office of the President, Western Seminary.