Master of Arts in Theological Studies

Admission Requirements – Master of Arts in Theological Studies

Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution is required
Official transcripts for all credits previously attempted and earned, sent directly to Austin Grad from the institution(s)
Three letters of reference (including one from a professor and one from a minister or leader of the congregation where the applicant is actively involved)
Application for Admission (apply online or download PDF and mail to address listed below)
$25 Application fee ONLY if submitting a paper application
Submit a five paragraph, typed essay explaining your ministry goals, how Austin Grad can help you meet those goals, and why you have decided to pursue a Master’s degree. Be sure your essay includes an introduction, supporting body paragraphs, and a conclusion.
A cumulative GPA of 2.5 in one’s bachelor’s degree is required for admission into the Master of Arts. Students with a cumulative GPA lower than 2.5 may be considered for provisional admission.
Students for whom English is a second language must document a paper-based test score (PBT) of 550 or an internet-based test score (iBT) of 80 or higher on the TOEFL.
All students accepted into any degree program must sign and return the Letter of Acceptance for their admission to be considered complete.
Additional assessment may be required based on evaluation of academic history.

All documents should be sent to:

Austin Graduate School of Theology
Admissions Office
7640 Guadalupe St
Austin, TX 78752-1333
Fax # 512-476-3919

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For international students interested in this program, click here for admissions information.

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