Application Dates

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Application Deadlines

In most cases, students matriculate at Columbia Theological Seminary in the fall of each academic year. Applicants must submit all application materials – e.g, the online application, academic writing sample, letters of recommendation – by the deadlines below in order to be considered for admission. Applicants should be aware of three types of application deadlines:





Early Decision Deadline

Priority Deadline

Final Deadline

Master of Divinity

Master of Arts (Theological Studies)

Master of Arts in Practical Theology

Dual Degree (MDiv/MAPT)

November 22

January 15

June 15

Master of Theology (ThM)

February 15

June 15

Doctor of Ministry (DMin)

October 15 (January Matriculation)/ April 15 (Summer Matriculation)

Doctor of Educational Ministry (DEdMin)

May 15

Non-Degree Seeking / Special Student

June 15