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 at 800-760-9827, extension 1830, or contact the Admissions Office


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 124 semester hours of course credit.

A standardized test is not required for admission to one of the master-level programs offered by Campbell Divinity School. If an applicant is seeking admission to a dual degree program, then a standardized test may be required for admission into the other graduate program. For the Master of Divinity/Master of Business Administration dual degree program, the GMAT is required for the MBA program. For the Master of Divinity/Juris Doctor dual degree program, the LSAT is required for the JD program. For the Master of Divinity/Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling degree program, the GRE is required for the counseling program. 

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.

Campbell University Divinity School reserves the right to limit admission 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 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

Visit Us!

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 1830, to schedule an individual appointment. Prospective students are also encouraged to take advantage of our regularly scheduled visitation days.

Submit Application Materials

Application instructions and all of the required forms for admission are included with our application. You may access our application online or request for a paper application to be mailed to you. To request a paper application, call the Divinity School at (800) 334-4111, ext. 1830, or contact the Admissions Office.

  • Complete application and submit $20.00 application fee (non-refundable)
  • Submit Personal Statement of Faith and Calling
  • Request official copies of all post-secondary transcripts to be sent to Campbell Divinity School
  • Have the following recommendations submitted on your behalf:
    • Pastor or Church Official Recommendation
    • Church Recommendation
    • Character Recommendation
    • Professor or Professional Recommendation
      • A professor recommendation is required if you have attended a college or university within three years of your application to the Divinity School. If you have been out of school for more than three years, a professional recommendation is accepted.

Following the receipt of all application materials, the Admissions Committee will review your file. An interview with the Admissions Committee is required for admission.

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