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MDiv/MAR Application Details

Master of Divinity and Master of Arts (Religion) Applicants

The application for admission is available online only. Please contact the Office of Admissions if you have any questions or problems using the online application.

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Letters of Recommendation
Applicants are responsible for communicating with recommenders and for ensuring that the required reference letters are submitted to the Office of Admissions. Once reference forms are received by the Office of Admissions, they become the property of Louisville Seminary and applicants will not be allowed to review them.

Deadline for Application
The deadline for fall admission to the Master of Divinity or Master of Arts (Religion) program is February 1 if the applicant seeks a Scholarship for Excellence. The final deadline for fall admission is June 1. For spring admission, the deadline is November 1. Invited applicants may come to the seminary for a campus visit or may schedule a phone interview with the Admissions Committee.

The deadline for International Students is February 1 for admission the following fall.

The deadline for Special Students, and those probationary candidates with a Bachelors below a 2.5 GPA is February 1. Invited applicants must interview with the Admissions Committee. All applicants for Master’s level degree programs are required to be interviewed. Please see below for more information.

See current Admissions Calendar.

Application Fee, Background Check and Transcripts
Applications must be accompanied by a $50.00 non-refundable fee for master's programs, paid online or by check made payable to Louisville Seminary. If you are currently serving in year-long denominational or national volunteer program such as the Young Adult Volunteer Program, DOOR, or AmeriCorps, your $50.00 application fee may be waived upon request. Applicants must also provide a background check from www.castlebranch.com. Upon completion of the application, applicants will be given instructions to order package code LB88 by logging onto www.castlebranch.com. The cost of this background screening is $36.00 unless the applicant has additional counties that need to be researched.

A master's degree application application is not considered complete without a $50.00 application fee, essay responses, background check, and transcripts from all colleges, universities, and seminaries attended. It is the applicant's responsibility to insure that transcripts are sent to the Office of Admissions. Transfer students must also submit a letter of good standing from the Office of the Dean.

All applicants for Master’s level degree programs are required to be interviewed. For Master of Divinity or Master of Arts in Religion applicants, this interview will be with a member of the Admissions Committee and can be in person, over the phone, or over Skype. Scheduling will be worked out between the committee member and the applicant. For Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy applicants, an extensive interview process is required for admissions and occurs in person during the Exploratory/first weekend in March.

The Seminary reserves the right to request an additional interview or information from any applicant. Call (800)264.1839 for more information, or email admissions@lpts.edu. Visit our website (www.lpts.edu) to apply online. Applicants who are denied admission may reapply for admission after one year.

Admission and Matriculation
An applicant who is admitted to the Seminary should indicate acceptance by filing a tuition deposit with the Office of Admissions. Applicants in good standing may choose to defer enrollment for up to one year from the initial semester of application. Admitted applicants who complete their bachelor's degree the semester before beginning seminary must forward final college transcripts to the Office of Admissions certifying the degree and date of graduation. Students admitted in the spring semester must receive permission from the Dean to enroll in foundational courses that require previous semesters in sequence such as History of Christian Experience II and Scripture II.

Call us at 800.264-1839 or 502.992-9369 or email us.

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