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Here are the quick steps to apply for our Master of Divinity

All documents can
All documents can be sent directly to our Director of Admissions and Recruitment here:


Mailing Address: 1407 E 60th Street, Chicago, IL 60637

Fax: 773-380-6788

  • Apply online HERE
  • Send to us three (3) letters of recommendation. These can be emailed, mailed or faxed to us directly:
    • These letters should mention your ministerial and/or academic abilities from their perspective, who they are, in what capacity they know you, and for how long, and why they endorse you as a candidate.
  • Provide us with official transcripts from all your higher education institutions. Transcripts can be emailed directly from the school, or sent directly to us in a sealed envelope.

Here are the instructions for the MDiv application essays:

1. Autobiographical Essay (750 to 1000 words)

Please provide us with an autobiographical essay in which you:

(a) briefly describe your life journey (family, education, work, community, and church experiences) with a focus on significant turning points or experiences that have contributed to your vocational discernment;

(b) identify the type of ministry to which you believe you are called, the gifts you now have for this ministry, and the areas in which you feel you need to grow;

(c) tell us why you have decided to apply for admission to the Master of Divinity degree program at Bexley Seabury Seminary in particular; and in what ways you believe this program will help to prepare you for your ministry?

2. Analytical Essay (750 to 1000 words)

Write a brief essay in response to only one of the following prompts. Your essay should demonstrate your best writing skills and should reflect your ability to think critically and creatively. The substance of your answer will not influence the admission decision. Your writing and expression of your rationale is what is important to us; not the perspective you adopt. 

  • Is forgiveness effective without repentance?  Why or why not? 
  • Albert Einstein is credited with having said: “If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.”  Do you agree or disagree? Why or why not?

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