Doctor of Ministry Degree Application for Admission

The deadline to apply for admission in January is September 1. Consideration for applications submitted early will be made April 1. The deadline for International students is June 1.

All documents submitted for application become the property of Louisville Seminary and may not be returned to you or transferred to a third party. This application form may be downloaded , completed and emailed to, Office of Admissions, Louisville Seminary, 1044 Alta Vista Road, Louisville, Kentucky 40205-1798.

Inquiries about the DMin program may be directed to:, or call 800.264.1839, ext. 291 or 502.992.9271.

For general admissions information, please contact: Office of Admissions, Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary, 1044 Alta Vista Road, Louisville, Kentucky 40205-1798, Email:, Phone: 800.264.1839 (toll free), Phone: 502.895.3411.

NOTE: Please allow plenty of time to complete this application. This form will not be saved until the "Submit" button on the bottom of this form is clicked.

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Contact Information

Course Information

General Information

Ministry Information

Your professional relationship to the church:

Academic Information

Colleges and universities attended (in chronological order), You must request an official transcript from each college and seminary you attended to be sent to Office of Admissions at LPTS.

Theological seminaries attended (in chronological order)


Application credentials and references: You are to request the following credentials to be sent to the Office of Admissions (address found at the bottom of the application); indicate the date of your request and the names of the persons sending your reference letters. Please send the link to the DMin Reference Form to those who you have listed for recommendations.

Request a transcript of your college record be sent to LPTS

Peer in ministry


Ecclesiastical supervisor

Official church body

Former professor

Required Essays

Please provide a clear and concise answer to the following topics. Your responses may be sent in a separate email to the Office of Admissions.

a) A description and critical assessment of your ministerial experience since seminary
b) Your purpose in applying for the DMin Program, including reasons for your choice of field and initial concept, if any, of a major project
c) The type of ministry will you be engaged in during your doctoral studies
d) An example from your own ministry (sermon, educational event, counseling session, etc.). Describe what you did, why, and with what results. Reflect theologically on the case, drawing on one or two theologians who inform your work

“I certify that the foregoing statements and ALL other information and transcripts submitted by me in connection with the application for admission are true and correct. I understand that falsification or omission of information is grounds for rejection of the application or dismissal from the school." Your signature below will indicate that you certify your submitted application.”

There is a $75.00 application fee. You will be able to pay that fee when you click Submit.