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Process and Deadlines

Masters Degrees

Masters Degrees

Application Deadline
Applications are received and scholarships awarded on a rolling basis

Priority Deadline for Fall Applications
February 1

International Student Application Deadline
March 1
Application Process
A completed application consists of the following:
1. Online Application for Admission (found below)
2. Statement of Purpose
3. Resume 
4. Three letters of recommendation, including one church reference and at least one academic reference. MTS applicants are required to submit two academic references. 
You will be able to download the Reference Form that will need to accompany each letter within the application.
5. Official copies of transcripts from every college or university you have attended.
6. A $75 application processing fee which can be submitted online via debit or credit card when submitting your application as final, or mailed to us via check or money order.
For International Students, we will also need your official TOEFL score.


IMPORTANT: Once you begin the application, you can save your work at any time and return to finish it later, if you input your email address in order to receive a KEY that will allow you to retrieve your application.

Doctoral Degrees

Doctor of Ministry

DMin Application Deadline
          October 1 (for cohorts beginning in January)
          April 1 (for cohorts beginning in June)

ACTS DMin in Preaching Application Deadline
          February 1 (Enrollment is in the summer only)

Strategic Leadership for Black Congregations
          Next cohort begins June 2019, apply by April 1, 2019

Community Organizing
          Next cohort begins January 2020, apply by October 1, 2019

Spiritual Direction
          Next cohort begins January 2021, apply by October 1, 2020

Preaching as Leadership in Hispanic/Latinx Congregations
         Next cohort begins June 2021, apply by April 1, 2021

Congregational Leadership
          Next cohort begins TBA


Doctor of Philosophy

Application Deadline
          January 20 (Enrollment begins in fall semesters only)

United Methodist Programs

Basic Graduate Theological Studies/Deacon Studies
          Applications received on a rolling basis

Course of Study School
          Click here for information on Course of Study School

Advanced Course of Study
          Applications received on a rolling basis


Certification Studies                                  
          Applications received on a rolling basis

Enrichment and Audit

Enrichment Studies
          Applications received on a rolling basis
          Bachelor's Verification Form

Auditing a Class
          Applications received on a rolling basis
          Bachelor's Verification Form



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To help conserve natural resources, Garrett-Evangelical publishes an online application only. Please click on the degree or program below that you are applying to in order to begin your application. If you have any questions about the application or the application process, please contact:
Office of Admissions

Master Degrees

Master of Theological Studies                                                                          
Master of Arts in Pastoral Care and Counseling
Master of Arts in Christian Education                                    
Master of Arts in Music Ministry  
Master of Arts in Public Ministry                                              

Master of Arts in Spiritual Formation and Direction

United Methodist Programs

Advanced Course of Study
Advanced Course of Study (in Spanish)                                                   
BGTS/Deacon Studies                    


Enrichment and Audit

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