Master's Application Requirements


Application Deadlines

Fall*: July 15 | Spring:* November 15 | Summer: April 1

*International applicants may begin in the fall or spring semesters only with an application deadline of February 15 (fall) or July 15 (spring).

Admissions Requirements

To be considered for acceptance into the master's programs at the School of Divinity, the Association of Theological Schools (ATS) and the Southern Association of Colleges & Schools Commission on Colleges(SACSCOC) requires applicants to have a completed four-year bachelor's degree (in any field) from a regionally accredited, post-secondary institution or an institution accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

Applicants with a bachelor's degree from a non-regionally accredited institution will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

In addition, applicants to master's level programs should have:

  • a minimum GPA of 2.75
    (Note: GPA of 3.0 is recommended for the Master of Theological Studies degree program.)
  • high intellectual achievement and scholarship as evidenced by college transcripts and the applicant's writing sample
  • spiritual maturity and integrity of character
  • personal goals consistent with the mission of Regent University
  • a positive recommendation from a clergy member

Master's Application Process (M.A., M.Div., M.T.S.)

  1. Submit Your Application
    Complete the School of Divinity Application for Admission.
  2. Apply for Financial Aid
    Complete the School of Divinity financial aid application for consideration of financial awards (Note: For full consideration of all available awards, you must complete the FAFSA).
  3. Submit a Clergy Recommendation
    Request the Clergy Recommendation Form. It can be completed online or through the mail by your current pastor or ministry leader.
  4. Writing Sample
    The admissions committee will evaluate a standardized writing sample for all applicants. Once your online application is complete you can submit the required writing sample through the ETS Criterion Service. This will be an online, timed essay prompt with a pre-determined topic. Applicants will receive immediate feedback on the essay from the ETS Criterion Service and the scores will be sent directly to the School of Divinity Admissions Office. Click here for detailed instructions.
  5. Personal Goal Statement
    Submit a Personal Goal Statement demonstrating an interest in ministry relative to the program to which you are applying (Practical Ministry, Biblical Studies). Please email to the Admissions Office at divinityadmissions@regent.edu.
  6. Provide Your Official College Transcripts
    Contact all colleges/universities which you have attended and request that all of your official transcripts be sent directly to the Enrollment Support Services Office. Transcript request template.
  7. Pay Your $50 Application Fee
    Your application will be fully processed once we have received your non-refundable application fee. Mail a check payable to "Regent University" to Enrollment Support Services (see address below), or submit your payment online over a secure server.
  8. Complete Your Admissions Interview
    You will be contacted to schedule an interview with Enrollment Services once all other application steps are complete. Admissions interviews may be conducted in person or by phone.
  9. Mail all documents that are completed offline to the following address:

    Regent University
    Enrollment Support Services
    1000 Regent University Drive
    Virginia Beach, VA 23464 USA
    Phone: 757.352.4127 | Fax: 757.352.4381

Note: All items submitted as part of the application process become the property of Regent University and cannot be returned.

 



Brian Miller, M.A. '04

Brian Miller, M.A. '04

Director, Open Arms Foundation

"The education I received at Regent's School of Divinity gave me great leadership tools I would need to work cross culturally and bring transformation by leading people to Jesus." Read more >


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