For each of our degree programs, we require prospective students to complete an application that includes references. Reference information can be found on the applications or by visiting the reference links below.




Complete admission application

Complete an application for the program that you are seeking to be admitted. We have online and paper applications available for each program. MTS does not have a preference for which application you use to apply.

Once your application is completed, one of our recruiters will reach out to you to update you on the process and guide you if you have any questions.

Click below for online applications

Click below for pdf applications



Submit the non-refundable application fee 

Masters Application: $45
Doctoral Application: $65
Former Student Application: $0
Other Applications:   $15

You can pay using a credit card, Visa or Mastercard, by contacting our Business Office by phone 901-334-5822. There will be a 2.75% charge if you pay over the phone OR you can mail a check or money order to:

Office of Admissions
Memphis Theological Seminary
168 East Parkway South
Memphis, TN 38104




You will need to send official transcript/s from all colleges, universities, and graduate schools you have ever attended.            All transcripts must be sent by the issuing institution to MTS Admissions.

To streamline your transcript process you can use these sites that send transcripts for most colleges/universities:
https://tsorder.studentclearinghouse.org OR

If you attended a closed school in TN, use this link to retrieve your transcript:

Please have transcripts emailed to Admissions@MemphisSeminary.edu. If schools are mailing transcripts, please have them mailed to:

Office of Admissions
Memphis Theological Seminary
168 East Parkway South
Memphis, TN 38104

Click below for PDF References



Fill out the FAFSA (optional)
IF you anticipate receiving student loans to fund your theological education, it is best that you complete your FAFSA as you are completing the admissions process so that your Financial Aid may be processed quickly. The financial aid application is called the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Apply online at  studentaid.gov and indicate the MTS School Code G10529. Complete the  2023-2024 FAFSA if you are getting AID for the Fall 2023, Spring 2024 and/or Summer 2024 (Use 2021 taxes) Complete the  2024-2025 FAFSA if you are getting AID for the Fall 2024, Spring 2025 and/or Summer 2025 (Use 2022 taxes)

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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.


LaShonna Williams


1 (901) 334 5887

Associate Dean for Students