Admission to the Master of Divinity and Master of Arts
in Christian Ministry Degree Programs




Applications may be submitted anytime, up to one year prior to starting the degree program.  July 1 is the deadline for the fall term and November 15 for the spring term.  If you need assistance in completing forms, call the Divinity School, 1-800-760-9827, extension 1830 or 4765, fax to 910-893-1835, or write to the address below.




A four-year bachelor’s degree with a minimum grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale from a regionally accredited university or college is required for regular admission.  (Regional accreditation agencies include the Southern, Middle States, New England, North Central, Northwest, and Western associations of colleges and schools.)  Although a specific major is not required, approximately one-half or more of the undergraduate studies should be in liberal arts courses.  The degree must be equivalent to the undergraduate degrees offered by Campbell University, which require 128 semester hours of course credit.


Application materials, references, an interview, academic background, and readiness for ministry provide a profile for consideration.  To be considered for admission, applicants must be members of and provide references from a local church or other ecclesiastical body, and must remain in good standing in a church as a condition for enrollment each semester.  In general, the Admissions Committee seeks students who are academically and emotionally prepared for theological education as evidenced by their Christian growth and discipleship demonstrated over three or more years since conversion, leadership potential, church involvement, and a balanced program of undergraduate studies.


All applicants whose first language is not English must submit a Test of English as a Foreign Language score of at least 92 on the internet-based test (237 on the computer-based test) or provide documentation showing the ability to communicate in written and spoken English at the graduate level.  Graduation from an accredited university in the United States would be acceptable documentation.  Persons who are not U.S. citizens or who have earned their undergraduate degrees outside the United States should contact the Divinity School office for additional requirements.


Campbell University Divinity School reserves the right to limit admissions for any reason to insure the quality of the degree programs and to maintain the purposes for which the school was established.  Additional documentation, including standardized test results, may be requested from applicants to determine their readiness for graduate theological education.  The Graduate Admissions Committee reviews all applications, determines eligibility, and makes recommendations for admission.  Materials submitted in support of an application are not released for other purposes and cannot be returned to the applicant.


Application Procedures


Prior to making application to the Campbell University Divinity School, prospective students are encouraged to visit the campus and to get acquainted with the students, faculty, and academic programs.  The Director of Admissions and the Deans will share the school’s approach to theological education and answer any questions.  You may call 1-800-760-9827, extension 4765, to schedule an individual appointment.  Prospective students are also encouraged to take advantage of our regularly scheduled visitation days.


Application instructions and all of the required forms for admission are included in our application packet.  You may secure admissions information and request an application packet via e-mail, by calling the toll-free number above, or by mailing a request to:


Campbell University Divinity School
P.O. Drawer 4050
Buies Creek, NC 27506