Office of Admissions

Thank you for considering Saint Paul School of Theology to pursue theological education. This page provides information about our admissions requirements, costs and financial aid. If you have any questions, please contact our Admissions Office at admiss@spst.edu or (913) 253-5084,

Admissions Requirements

Admission Requirements
Certification of finances form (contact admissions office)
Official transcripts from all colleges attended
Letters of recommendations (see degree requirements for details)
Personal statement addressing your ministry interests and goals
Minimum TOEFL score of 79-80 on the internet-based test (iBT). Institution Code 6725
Master of Divinity (MDIV)

The Master of Divinity at Saint Paul provides the skills needed for strong leadership in the church and the world. Students gain a practical understanding of the Bible through hands-on experience and courses covering history, theology, language, and ministry skills.

Requirements:

Proof of Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution Minimum grade point average of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale Proof of English proficiency

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Master of Arts in Christian Ministry (MACM)

The Master of Arts in Christian Ministry prepares students to make a difference in the world through spiritual leadership. Our program instills a deep understanding of ministry and theology through courses that cultivate social, cultural, and theological awareness.

Requirements:

Proof of Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution

Minimum grade point average of 2.8 or higher on a 4.0 scale

Proof of English proficiency

 

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Master of Arts in Theological Studies (MATS)

The Master of Arts in Theological Studies is designed primarily for students who are interested in earning a doctoral degree or entering a PhD program. The degree is also beneficial for those wishing to strengthen and enrich their theological foundation.

 

Requirements:

Proof of Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution

Minimum grade point average of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale

Proof of English proficiency

 

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Doctor of Ministry (DMIN)

The Doctor of Ministry at Saint Paul prepares you to lead social justice ministries in times of polarization and change. Students explore theological and theoretical approaches and apply contextual analysis to contemporary issues.

 

Requirements:

Proof of Master of Divinity or Bachelor of Divinity equivalent professional ministry degree from a regionally accredited ATS seminary

Minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale

Proof of English proficiency

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Non-degree Seeking Students

Requirements:

Proof of Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution

Minimum grade point average of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale Proof of English proficiency

International Students

Thank you for your interest in studying at Saint Paul School of Theology. Our Admissions Department assists international students with recruitment, including I-20 support.

Application Requirements:

  • Application Form
  • Certification of finances form (contact admissions office)
  • Official transcripts from all colleges attended
  • Letters of recommendations (see degree requirements for details)
  • Personal statement addressing your ministry interests and goals
  • Minimum TOEFL score of 79-80 on the internet-based test (iBT). Institution Code 6725

Virtual Visits

A virtual campus tour lets you experience a day at Saint Paul — from wherever you happen to be! It’s a convenient way to learn about our degree programs and ask questions. Here are the few of the ways you can explore Saint Paul through a virtual tour:

  • Worship with us
  • Attend an online or hybrid class
  • Meet faculty and students
  • Learn about degree requirements and curriculum • Explore your scholarship and financial aid options

Scholarships & Financial Aid

Saint Paul is dedicated to strengthening your education journey by making seminary affordable. That’s why 100% of our students receive assistance in the form of scholarships. In fact, your admissions application is also your scholarship application.

In addition to scholarships, our Financial Aid Office guides you through the financial aid process. We’re here to ease the stress of managing the cost of seminary as you work toward your degree. If you have questions, please contact us at financialaid@spst.edu.

Scholarships & Awards
  • Each One, Reach One Scholarship: Every admitted degree-seeking student who enrolls at Saint Paul will receive a scholarship worth 50% of tuition.
  • General Scholarships: Upon acceptance into a master’s degree program at Saint Paul, your undergraduate transcripts will be automatically reviewed to determine eligibility for a general scholarship.
  • Named Endowed Scholarships: Upon acceptance into a master’s degree program at Saint Paul, your undergraduate transcripts will be automatically reviewed to determine eligibility for a named endowed scholarship. These scholarships are only available to students who meet the donor’s requirements.
  • Endowed End-of-Year Awards: These awards recognize students who have achieved a superior level of excellence in designated areas of study or contribution to the Saint Paul community.
  • Full Tuition Scholarship Fellows Program: The Fellows Program provides a full scholarship for exceptional master’s students entering in the fall semester. It includes three years of funding for tuition, books, and educational fees.
  • Advance Course of Study Award: Eligibility for this award is based on need.
Applying for Financial Aid
  1. Apply for admission to Saint Paul. Upon acceptance, you will be notified about any scholarships for which you may be eligible.
  2. If you are applying for a Federal Direct Stafford Loan, you will complete Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) between October 1 and April 1. File online at fafsa.ed.gov. Saint Paul’s code is G02509.
  3. You will receive a student aid report (SAR) from the federal processor which should be checked for accuracy and corrected if necessary.
  4. You will receive a comprehensive Financial Aid Award Letter listing the types and amounts of financial aid available to you. This includes Saint Paul scholarships and federal assistance.
  5. Notify the Financial Aid Office about any outside scholarship assistance you have received. You can reach us at financialaid@spst.edu.
  6. If you receive a Federal Direct Stafford Loan, and you are a first-time borrower at Saint Paul, you will need to complete a Master Promissory Note and Entrance Counseling. You can complete this step at www.studentloans.gov
  7. Accept your financial aid awards by signing and returning a copy of your award letter to the Financial Aid Office.

Cost of Attendance

Saint Paul is committed to making seminary education affordable for those who are answering God’s call to serve. The cost of seminary varies based upon your degree program and which scholarships or grants you receive.

Tuition & Books

Tuition: $637 per credit hour
Books: Approximately $400 per semester

Application Fees

Confirmation fee/Intent to enroll (new students): $150

Master’s degree application fee: $50

Doctor of Ministry application fee: $60

Audit fee - Enrolled degree-seeking students: $75 per course

Audit fee - Non-active or non-alumni students: $175 per credit hour

Audit fee - Alumni: $200 per course

Continuing education fee: $200 per credit hour

Independent study reader fee (in addition to tuition): $100 per credit hour

Graduation fee: $275 per hour

DMin praxis thesis fee: $100

Student Fees

All students pay a single, all-inclusive fee at the time of registration for each semester enrolled.

 

Enrolled for 6+ credit hours: $525 per semester

Enrolled for 1-5 credit hours: $300 per semester

Graduation fee: $275 per degree

 

What do student fees pay for?

This fee funds a portion of campus-wide services and infrastructure that support classroom education and community formation experience. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Campus computer network equipment and services
  • Network management and monitoring equipment and software
  • Video conferencing equipment and services
  • Classroom AV equipment and maintenance
  • Internet access fees
  • Electronic security firewalls and filters
  • Email services
  • Software purchases and upgrades
  • Community meals
  • Security services
Student Council Activity Fees

Enrolled for 6+ credit hours: $75 per semester

Enrolled for 1-5 credit hours: $45 per semester

No assessment for summer terms

Other Fees

Lost library item charges: Varies up to $120 per item, plus $15 processing charge

Parking pass (Oklahoma campus only): $150

Returned check charge: $25 per check returned due to insufficient funds

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Saint Paul School of Theology

Post Office Box 843740

Kansas City, MO 64184-3740