The Master of Divinity program provides a three-year curriculum in graduate theological study for those preparing for a preaching and teaching ministry of the Word of God. This program is designed to furnish a broad foundation for people entering the pastorate, church-related counseling ministries, intercultural ministry, Christian education, and related types of Christian service.
Students may choose from five concentrations: Exegetical Studies, Pastoral Studies, Pastoral Counseling, Chaplaincy, or Intercultural Studies.
In order to be considered for enrollment in the Master of Divinity program at Grace Theological Seminary, you must fulfill certain admission requirements. Below is a list of the requirements.
Registration can take place up to and during the weekend of orientation. However, the Application Deadline is August 1 for the fall semester and December 15 for the spring semester.
The following items are required in the application process. Unless otherwise specified, submit the requested information to:
Grace Theological Seminary
Office of Graduate & Adult Enrollment
ATTN: Dean of Admissions
200 Seminary Drive
Winona Lake, IN 46590
For faxed applications, be sure to include a cover page stating 'Seminary Application'.
Email Seminary Admissions
Upon examination of the student’s transcripts there are two options for obtaining Advanced Standing:
It is important to note that students applying for advanced standing credit must do so through the Office of the Dean of the Seminary within the first semester after they have been officially admitted to Grace Theological Seminary. For more information or to set up a meeting to determine advanced standing contact the Seminary Recruitment office at 877-607-0012.
When you complete the online application, it will be sent electronically to the Seminary Admissions Office, and the $30 application fee will be waived. If you would like to fill out a paper application, download the Application. and complete and mail it to the Seminary Admissions Office. Please include the $30 application fee.
Send two recent photos of yourself through email to Seminary Admissions.
Distribute the three required reference forms to the appropriate persons as explained below.
Email the above link and have your pastor the following link and have your pastor complete the online pastor reference form. The pastor will be required to enter your first name and last name on this form so please supply this information to them. Please use the same information that you provided on your application form
Email your church and have the proper church authority (pastor, head elder, etc.) complete the online church reference form. The church authority will be required to enter your first name and last name on this form so please supply this information to them. Please use the same information that you provided on your application form. If you are unable to correspond with your pastor by email you may download the Church Recommendation Form.
Obtain a personal reference from someone other than a family member by contacting them by emailing a link to the online form below. They will be required to enter your first name and last name on this form so please supply this information to them. Please use the same information that you provided on your application form. If you are unable to correspond with your personal reference person by email you may download the Printable Personal Reference Form.
When all forms have been received and evaluated, you will be advised of the Admissions Committee’s decision. The Admissions Committee may request that you submit additional materials and/or that you interview with a representative of the Seminary.
After receiving notice of acceptance, please send $250 as an advanced tuition deposit and sign and return the letter of intent. This payment must be made by July 1 for the Fall semester, December 1 for the Spring semester, or within 15 days of notification if admission is granted after these dates. See refund policy.
Advanced standing may be available for students that have completed theological courses at colleges approved by Grace Theological Seminary. If course credit is granted then there will not be any need to take an equivalent class or replace the credit for these courses. There are limits to the amount of advanced standing that will be granted. A maximum of 15 hours will be granted for MDIV applicants and 9 for the 48 credit hour MA programs. Please discuss this with the Seminary Admission Office during your application process.
Advanced Standing by examination will be granted if the following requirements are met:
Academic credit may be given for students that have completed seminary level courses at institutions approved by Grace Theological Seminary. These waivers will require you to take a different class to replace the waived credits, but you will not have to take the very same course a second time. Please discuss this with the Seminary Admission Office during your application process.
Email Seminary Admissions or call 877-607-0012.
Grace College & Seminary
Office of Student Financial Aid Services
200 Seminary Drive
Winona Lake, IN 46590
Telephone: 800-544-7223 x6212
The GTS scholarship program is available to seminary students enrolled in a master’s degree program of 48 hours or more (M.A. in Local Church Studies, M.A. in Intercultural Studies, and the M.Div.). The scholarship will provide $65 per credit hour for Grace Brethren members and $50 per credit hour for non-Grace Brethren members. Eligibility may be affected by other types of financial aid received. It is the student’s responsibility to report errors to the Office of Financial Aid. The Office of Financial Aid reserves the right to make adjustments to the scholarship amount in the event of an over-award.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at:
Office of Financial Aid
Indiana Hall (574) 372-5100 x6162
FAX: (574) 372-5144
Apply online for the GTS Scholarship. Alternatively, you may Download the GTS Scholarship Application PDF and mail it to Grace Seminary Admissions, 200 Seminary Drive, Winona Lake, IN 46590.
Each spring, Grace Theological Seminary hosts a special scholarship event called Glimpse of Grace. The following is a list of the requirements and scholarships that will be awarded.
Three trustee scholarships of $2,000 each
Three faculty scholarships of $1,000 each
Five achievement scholarships of $500 each
Criteria for the Scholarships:
Prospective seminary students interested in serving in a ministry with the Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches (FGBC) are encouraged to apply and participate in an exclusive scholarship competition sponsored by the Grace Brethren Investment Foundation (GBIF).
A total of $50,000 in tuition scholarships will be awarded to four students who commit to serving in a FGBC ministry for at least three years after graduation. These funds will cover up to 1/3 of a student’s total tuition costs for their degree program.
Students must fill out a seminary application and turn in a pastoral reference to be eligible.
Face-to-face or phone interviews can be scheduled with Tonya Cardin via email or call 800-544-7223, ext. 6437.
Email Seminary Admissions or call 800-544-7223, ext. 6435.