General admission materials required include official transcripts from all postsecondary schools, institutes, universities, and seminaries. A recommendation from the applicant’s pastor and three personal letters of recommendation (on forms provided by Western Seminary) regarding the applicant’s Christian character and leadership potential are required. Applicants must provide a written statement of Christian experience covering the areas of personal faith and growth, previous ministry experience, strengths and weaknesses for study and future service, vocational objectives, major life events, and family relationships. A non-refundable application fee must accompany the application.
Please note, applicants to the M.A. in Counseling, M.A. in Marital and Family Therapy, Th.M., D.Min. and D.Int.St. programs will be required to complete additional application steps.
Any veteran receiving GI Bill benefits while attending Western Seminary is required to obtain transcripts from all previously attended schools and submit them to the school for review of prior credit.