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Thank you for your interest in applying to BSK!

 

Our integrative approach to education, which blends academic scholarship, spiritual formation, and contextual learning, is designed to transform students into practical theologians who can bear witness to Christ in any setting.

We invite you to take the first step in joining this dynamic community by submitting your application. If you need help or have questions as you fill out the application or navigate the admissions process, please contact Abby Sizemore, Director of Admissions.

 

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For those seeking an M.Div.,
Non-Degree: Exploratory,
or Non-Degree: Provisional.

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For Auditors and
Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE).

Admission Deadlines

When an application is complete, it will be reviewed by the Admissions Committee. Normally, a decision will be reached within two weeks. Please note the application deadlines below:

Fall Deadline: August 1

Spring Deadline: January 6

 

Admission Eligibility

BSK requires a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent from an accredited college or university and an overall GPA of 2.5 (3.0 in one’s major) for admission to the Master of Divinity degree program. However, BSK may accept otherwise strong candidates who lack an undergraduate degree or have a lower GPA into the non-degree program, which allows them to take pre-selected courses and potentially gain admittance into the Master of Divinity degree program based on satisfactory academic progress.

While academic achievement is a significant factor in the admissions process, final decisions are based on a comprehensive review by the admissions committee of an applicant’s total profile, including spiritual and ministerial autobiographies and recommendations. In general, we encourage all interested parties to apply.

International Students

The complete BSK International Guide can be found here or obtained by request to the Admissions Office. BSK admits international students exclusively as degree-seeking students. In addition to the documents required below, international students must submit TOEFL scores and financial statements (as required by the USCIS)

Application Requirements

Requirements for Master of Divinity and Non-degree: Exploratory or Occasional applicants:

A completed application

An official transcript from each institution of higher education that you have attended

Spiritual and ministeral autobiographies — Two typed, double-spaced essays of 800-1200 words each with attention to style and content (prompts included on application)

A completed reference form from each of the following: A minister of your home or current church, a church member, family member or peer, a professor or supervisor

Requirements for Non-degree: Provisional applicants:

A completed application

An official transcript from each institution of higher education that you have attended

Spiritual and ministeral autobiographies — Two typed, double-spaced essays of 800-1200 words each with attention to style and content (prompts included on application)

A completed reference form from each of the following: A minister of your home or current church, a church member, family member or peer, a professor or supervisor

Requirements for Special: Clinical Pastoral Education/Transient applicants:

A completed application

CPE: Approval by the BSK CPE director     OR    Transient: Letter of good academic standing from current school

Requirements for Auditors

A completed application

One completed reference form from one of the following: A minister of your home or current church, a church member, family member or peer, a professor or supervisor

A paragraph describing your expectations for your seminary experience