Admissions Requirements2020-09-23T10:39:43-07:00

Admissions Requirements

Degree-specific requirements can be found on each of the degree pages.

General Requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution, preferably in a liberal arts area
  • A 2.75 GPA (Exceptions: a 3.00 GPA is required for international students, and all students applying for the Doctor of Ministry, Master of Arts in Couples and Family Therapy, & Post-Master’s Certificate in Pastoral Leadership)
  • If GPA falls below the required minimum, then the Miller Analogy Test (MAT) is required
  • Two years of experience in some form of education, ministry, or service as a professional or volunteer

Please note: admission is selective, and candidates are evaluated on their individual merits.

Application Deadlines

Priority Application Deadlines for Terms of Entry Fall
MA in Couples & Family Therapy 2021

January 15th, 2021 to be considered for the February Group Interview
April 15th, 2021 to be considered for the May Group Interview

We are not accepting enrollment for Fall 2020 through Spring 2021 academic year, at this time, for the following programs: 
Doctor of Ministry
Master of Divinity
MA in Pastoral Studies
MA in Transforming Spirituality
MA in Transformational Leadership

Application Checklist

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Application Checklist


We would be happy to answer any questions you might have about our degree programs, scholarships, the application process and more. Please feel free to reach out to Carolyn M. Dougherty, MAPC at or 206.296.5333. We look forward to hearing from you!