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Prospective Students

Admissions

Apply to the Leadership Institute at the Kellogg School

The 2015 Leadership Institute takes places from June 15-17. Learn more and apply online.

Apply to the D.Min. in Congregational Development at Seabury

Priority Deadline: January 15 (application fee waived until this date)

Final Deadline: April 1 (for the following June)

Bexley Seabury now offers online registration: Apply for the DMin in congregational development online.

Receipt of the completed admission application, including references and transcripts by the priority deadline date gives the applicant priority for admissions.

Read more: Apply to the D.Min. in Congregational Development at Seabury

Apply to the Anglican Studies Program

For admission to the Anglican Studies program, apply online. Admissions requirements include either a registrar's letter confirming matriculation at an accredited seminary or an official transcript of your highest degree completed and a letter of recommendation from someone with whom you've worked in ministry.

For questions about the Anglican Studies program, please talk with Dean Tom Ferguson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 614-231-3095.

Apply to the M.Div. at Bexley

Applying for Admission

Are you ready to apply? If so, you can apply online. If you have questions about the MDiv program, please talk with Dean Tom Ferguson This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or at 614-231-3095. For questions about housing, financial aid, or campus visits, please be in touch with our admissions staff, which is shared with Trinity Lutheran Seminary.

Visiting Bexley Hall

Choosing a seminary is one of life’s more important decisions, and we urge you to visit all those you are considering. Arrange time to visit the campus, sit in on a class, talk with current students and faculty over a meal; there’s no better way to get a sense of what life is like at a seminary than to live it for a few hours. If you're interested in Bexley's programs and would like to visit, please talk with Dean Tom Ferguson This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or at 614-231-3095.

Housing Options

Learn more about seminary-owned housing at Trinity Lutheran.

 

Degree Equivalency Policies

As a graduate school of theology and ministry, the Bexley Seabury Seminary Federation requires a bachelor's degree or the equivalent for admission. Students may be admitted to Bexley Seabury without a bachelor's degree if they can demonstrate bachelor's equivalency. Those without a bachelor's equivalent can petition Bexley Seabury for special student status.

An applicant seeking admission to the Doctor of Ministry Program of the Bexley Seabury Seminary Federation who does not have the M.Div. degree, but who holds another master's degree(s) in the fields of theology and/or ministry and who has exercised significant ministerial leadership, will have her/his materials evaluated to determine M.Div. equivalency. The evaluation of MDiv equivalency occurs concurrently with the admissions process.

Read more: Degree Equivalency Policies

Transfers

Transfer Credit Policy

Credit will be transferred from accredited graduate schools and seminaries if it can appropriately be applied to a Bexley Seabury degree program, with certain provisos.

 

  • Students must complete at least one third of their studies at Bexley Seabury to qualify for a Bexley Seabury degree.
  • No transfer credit will be given for work done with a letter grade under B. 
  • There is a time limit of 10 years on (1) transfer credit, (2) credit from Bexley Seabury for a degree that was not completed, and (3) credit from Bexley Seabury for a completed masters’ degree that is to be applied to a different masters’ degree Program.  
  • At the discretion of the Dean, students holding an M.A. or equivalent degree may be granted transfer credit for up to two-thirds of the required hours in the M.Div. degree at Bexley Seabury.
  • Although credits transferred from another institution may be used to satisfy Bexley Seabury core and option requirements in a specific field of study, a student may be required, at the discretion of the Academic Dean, to take additional work in that field.  Applicability to Bexley Seabury core and option requirements is determined by the Dean in consultation with appropriate faculty. 
  • Bexley Seabury accepts DMin credit in transfer for work done at the doctoral level at other accredited seminaries or institutions of higher education, subject to the degree restrictions on number of credits which can be transferred.  With the permission of the Academic Dean, students in this program may transfer up to two doctoral-level course credits from another accredited seminary or institution of higher education.
  • At the discretion of the Dean, Bexley Seabury may apply graduate credits earned as part of another degree program.  

 

Credit Hours Policy

A credit hour represents approximately 1 hour of work per week in a semester-length course, including at least 1 hour of direct faculty instruction and a minimum of two hours out of class.  (Out of class work may include internships, practica and other academic work.)  Most courses offered by Bexley Seabury are 3 credit courses, involving approximately 36 hours of direct faculty instruction plus more than 72 hours of work outside of class.