Become a Student

 

Learn how you can become a student at MTS by requesting information from the Admissions Department.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Below are the requirements to be admitted into each program. By clicking Application in the bottom right corner of the selected program you will be able to download a written application. Applications can be emailed, faxed or mailed instructions are provided on the application. If you have any questions contact the Admissions department.

Applicants who expect to apply for scholarships must meet the early application deadline for the program they are applying for in order to receive a scholarship for their first semester.

Master of Divinity

For admission to the Master of Divinity (MDiv), the applicant must have a bachelor’s degree with a cumulative grade point average of at least a 2.50 on a 4.0 scale. This degree must be from a college or university accredited by the regional accrediting association. No particular major is required for admission.

Application packet includes:

  • application form of specified master’s degree program
  • a non-refundable application fee of $45
  • reference forms (1 clergy, 1 lay, 1 academic or professional)
  • official transcript/s from all colleges, universities, and graduate schools applicant has ever attended (Official transcripts must be sent directly to Admissions at MTS from the registrar of the school the transcript is coming from.)
  • ministry goals
  • personal essay

Application

Master of Arts Christian Ministry

For admission to the Master of Arts Christian Ministry (MACM), the applicant must have a bachelor’s degree with a cumulative grade point average of at least a 2.50 on a 4.0 scale. This degree must be from a college or university accredited by the regional accrediting association. No particular major is required for admission.

Application packet includes:

  • application form of specified master’s degree program
  • a non-refundable application fee of $45
  • reference forms (1 clergy, 1 lay, 1 academic or professional)
  • official transcript/s from all colleges, universities, and graduate schools applicant has ever attended (Official transcripts must be sent directly to Admissions at MTS from the registrar of the school the transcript is coming from.)
  • ministry goals
  • personal essay

Application

Master of Arts Youth Ministry

For admission to the Master of Arts Youth Ministry (MAYM), the applicant must have a bachelor’s degree with a cumulative grade point average of at least a 2.50 on a 4.0 scale. This degree must be from a college or university accredited by the regional accrediting association. No particular major is required for admission.

Application packet includes:

  • application form of specified master’s degree program
  • a non-refundable application fee of $45
  • reference forms (1 clergy, 1 lay, 1 academic or professional)
  • official transcript/s from all colleges, universities, and graduate schools applicant has ever attended (Official transcripts must be sent directly to Admissions at MTS from the registrar of the school the transcript is coming from.)
  • ministry goals
  • personal essay

Application

Doctor of Ministry

 For admission to the Doctor of Ministry (DMin) program, the applicant must have a Master of Divinity degree or must meet the requirements of Master of Divinity Equivalency (see Academic Catalog). Final decisions on MDiv Equivalency are made by the registrar.

Application packet includes:

  • an application form for the Doctor of Ministry program
  • a non-refundable application fee of $60
  • reference forms (3 recommendation forms, 6 assessments by constituents)
  • official transcript/s from all colleges, universities, and graduate schools applicant has ever attended (Official transcripts must be sent directly to Admissions at MTS from the registrar of the school the transcript is coming from.)

Application

Addiction Counseling Certificate

 

For admission to the Addiction Counseling Certificate (AC) program, the applicant must have a bachelor’s degree with a cumulative grade point average of at least a 2.50 on a 4.0 scale. This degree must be from a college or university accredited by the regional accrediting association. No particular major is required for admission.

Application Packet Includes:

  • an application form for specified program
  • a non-refundable application fee of $45
  • 2 reference forms
  • official transcript/s from all colleges, universities, and graduate schools applicant has ever attended (Official transcripts must be sent directly to Admissions at MTS from the registrar of the school the transcript is coming from.)

Application

Netters Certificate in Ministry

The Netters Certificate in Ministry is for persons who are active in congregational life but not interested in pursuing a master’s-level degree. This program is for associate ministers, Sunday School teachers, committee chairpersons, and others who serve the church. No degree is required for this program.

Application packet includes:

  • an application form of specified certification program
  • recommendation forms
  • a non-refundable application fee of $15

Application

 

APPLICATION DEADLINES
NOTICE: If you intend to apply for scholarships as an incoming student you MUST meet the early application deadline.

Fall Semester

Master of Divinity
·      Early Deadline May 31
·      Deadline August 10
Master of Arts in Christian Ministry
·      Early Deadline May 31
·      Deadline August 10
Master of Arts in Youth Ministry
·      Early Deadline March 31
·      Deadline July 10
Addiction Counseling Certificate Program
·      Early Deadline May 31
·      Deadline August 10
Doctor of Ministry
·      admitted for June seminar April 30
Netters Certificate in Ministry
·      Deadline August 10

Spring Semester

Master of Divinity
·      Early Deadline November 30
·      Deadline January 10
Master of Arts in Christian Ministry
·      Early Deadline November 30
·      Deadline January 10
Master of Arts in Youth Ministry
·      only admitted in the fall semester
Addiction Counseling Certificate Program
·      only admitted in the fall semester
Doctor of Ministry
·      admitted for June seminar April 30
Netters Certificate in Ministry
·      Deadline January 10
ADMISSIONS DEPARTMENT
We appreciate your interest in Memphis Theological Seminary.  The MTS admissions staff is committed to supporting you in your theological journey.  We are here to help you while you are discerning your call, considering degree and certificate options, and supporting you as you do ministry in the real world.  At MTS we are committed to educating and sustaining men and women for ordained and lay ministry in the church and the world through shaping and inspiring lives devoted to scholarship, piety, and justice. Please don’t hesitate to ask how we can assist you along in your journey.
Rev. Felecia LaVant

Rev. Felecia LaVant

Admissions Associate

Felecia completed her undergraduate degree in Sociology at Fisk University in 1982, and MDiv at Memphis Theological Seminary in 2014. She serves as an Associate Minister and the Director of Christian Education at Central Baptist Church, Inc. Felecia also volunteers with Manna House, a place of hospitality in the Catholic Worker Tradition. She is the proud mother of two adult daughters, Andraea and Alexandria.

Contact Felecia:
frlavant@MemphisSeminary.edu
901-334-5804

Rev. Byron Forester

Rev. Byron Forester

Admissions Associate

 Byron is a graduate of Bethel College (1974) and of Memphis Theological Seminary (2007). He serves as pastor of the Newbern, TN Cumberland Presbyterian Church and the Roellen, TN Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Byron spends Monday mornings as a volunteer at Manna House, a place of hospitality for poor and unsheltered people, He and wife, Michelle Brown have three daughters. They live five blocks from MTS.

Contact Byron:
bforester@memphisseminary.edu
901-334-5841