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Admission Deadlines

Master’s Program Application Deadlines

  • For January and Spring Term Entry: Deadline for applications – November 1, 2023.
  • For Summer Term Entry: Deadline for applications – March 29, 2024.
  • For Fall Term Entry: Deadline for applications – July 31, 2024.

Special Students – Registration Deadlines

  • January and Spring Terms: Recommended deadline to submit registration requests – November 17, 2023.
  • Summer and Fall Terms: Recommended deadline to submit registration requests – April 19, 2024.


Deadline for consideration for the following year – June 1, 2024.


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Exploring your seminary options? We highly recommend scheduling a virtual tour of our unique Seminary Beyond Walls. This experience offers you a glimpse into our classrooms, an opportunity to interact with our students and faculty, and a chance to immerse yourself in the Beyond Walls experience. To arrange your virtual visit, please contact our admissions team at

Ready to Apply?

Please note that the D.Min. degree requires an M.Div. or academic equivalent. The M.Div. degree and Diploma in Anglican Students normally requires a bachelor’s degree.*

Please click on your program selection to apply online. We strongly encourage students who plan to apply for financial aid or a scholarship to submit a financial aid application when you submit your application for admission. Please also submit a
FAFSA. See our Financial Aid page for details.

View here our Transfer Credit Policy.

*Bexley Seabury may admit to its masters-level programs and credit-bearing courses a limited number of applicants who do not have a bachelor’s degree or educational equivalent, provided that all other criteria for admission and application requirements are satisfied; and that the applicant can show ecclesial endorsement; provide evidence of significant ministerial experience, commitment, leadership skills, and current vocational clarity; and can show readiness to do master’s-level academic work in theological disciplines. 

Master of Divinity

In most cases, the M.Div. application is complete upon receipt of three letters of recommendation, your official bachelor’s and any masters- or advanced-level degree transcripts, and a personal statement. A minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 is expected. If you hold other graduate degrees, please include those as well.

If you wish to be considered for a special scholarship under the Bexley Seabury Scholars program, such as the St. Marina Scholarship, additional documentation is required to complete your M.Div. application. Click here to determine if you are eligible for this scholarship and for instructions on how to apply.

Neither admission into the MDiv degree program at Bexley Seabury Seminary, nor completion of the degree, is a guarantee of postulancy, candidacy, or ordination in any Diocese of the Episcopal Church. It is the responsibility of students to determine and ensure compliance with the ordination process and requirements of their particular Diocese. Students who are actively discerning a possible call to ordained ministry are strongly encouraged to consult with their local Bishop or Commission in Ministry prior to applying for admission to Bexley Seabury or any other MDiv program.

Diploma in Anglican Studies

Admission requirements for the Anglican Studies program include either a registrar’s letter confirming matriculation in a masters-level program at an accredited seminary or an official transcript of your highest degree completed, plus a letter of recommendation from someone with whom you’ve worked in ministry.

For questions about the Anglican Studies program, please send an email to Academic Dean Jason Fout or phone 773.380.6787.

Doctor of Ministry in Congregational Development

Click here to learn about application requirements, deadlines, fees, and to apply for this program online.

Doctor of Ministry in Preaching

Visit the Association of Chicago Theological Schools (ACTS) DMin in Preaching website for application procedures.