Qualified applicants for the Master of Arts in Ministry and Culture program must have a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution, a 2.7 GPA in undergraduate work, and a completed application including the following items:
- Application form and $60 application fee (fee is waived if application is submitted by Nov. 1, 2016)
- Essay, described on the application form
- 1 Denominational reference form completed by the pastor of your church
- 3 references from the following individuals:
- Professional associate
- Lay leader in your church
- Official transcripts from any undergraduate school where you received a degree and from any graduate school where you have completed work for credit. Official transcripts are ones that have the official institution seal and are mailed directly from the institution, not by the applicant. For full admission, the undergraduate transcript must show the degree and date received.
- Authorization for criminal background check
- FAFSA and Financial aid form for anyone interested in financial aid
- TOEFL Applicants for whom English is a second language must submit an official TOEFL score of at least 550 (paper-based), 213 (computer-based) or 80 (internet-based)
At Phillips you may apply online or you may download and print the application and required forms and mail them directly to the Seminary. Please choose only one to submit
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Some exceptions to the admission requirements may be granted.
International applicants (those requiring an I-20 form to apply for an F-1 visa) must submit additional documents to demonstrate financial support, educational equivalency, and connection to ecumenical partner churches. For more information, please contact MaryAnn Morris or by telephone at