We are pleased that you are interested in pursuing a seminary education at Baylor University's Truett Seminary. In order for us to accurately process your application materials, carefully read the instructions below. Please note that the responsibility for our timely receipt of the application materials, transcripts, and other necessary information rests upon you.
For the Master of Divinity degree, a bachelor's degree is preferred for admission to the seminary. This degree is to be from an accredited institution in the United States, or submit proof of equivalent training at a foreign university. Although several factors constitute the total profile for admission (GPA, application materials, and/or interviews), as a general rule a minimum grade point average of 2.7 overall and 3.0 in the major is required. For entrance into the Master of Divinity (MDiv) program, only undergraduate grades or post baccalaureate (not graduate) grades are calculated to provide the GPA. See the Master of Theological Studies (MTS) program section for details concerning that degree program. Final approval for admission to the MDiv and MTS programs is given by the dean of the seminary.
Mail: George W. Truett Theological Seminary
Office of Admission Services
One Bear Place #97126
Waco, TX 76798-7126
It is strongly suggested that international students submit their application 1-2 years prior to the term they plan to enroll. In addition to the application for admission, international documents need to be completed and approved by the following dates:
’ Students from Africa - March 10
’ Countries other than Africa - April 10
’ Students from Africa - June 10
’ Countries other than Africa - July 10
’ Students from Africa - October 10
’ Countries other than Africa - November 10
International applicants must provide a test score from one of these tests.
*TOEFL or IELTS scores are not required (1) if the applicant has a degree conferred by a U.S. accredited higher education institution, or (2) if the official language of their country, or region of their country, is English.
TOEFL and IELTS scores are valid for two years. After that time, the applicant must retake the test and submit the new scores to Truett Seminary.
For more information about the TOEFL, click here. For more information about IELTS, click here.
Baylor University and Truett Seminary offer a comprehensive financial aid program, inclusive of scholarships and educational loans. Additionally, the Church Certification Form assists Baptist students in seeking tuition assistance provided through the Baptist General Convention of Texas.
For individuals desiring to live on the Baylor campus, Baylor University Campus Living & Learning oversees all on-campus housing facilities.
For more information about Truett Seminary at Baylor University or to ask questions about the admissions process, please contact us.
|April 1||for Summer entrance|
|May 1||for Fall entrance|
|November 1||for Spring entrance|