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, You've Chosen Saint Paul!

Congratulations! We are honored you've chosen Saint Paul as your seminary. Please review the Application Procedures below to get started. If you have any questions, please contact Admissions at admiss@spst.edu or (913) 725-8289.

We look forward to seeing you on one of our campuses. Welcome to Saint Paul, Where Theology Comes Alive!

Application Procedures:

Complete Application for Admission Form

Complete the online application using the button at the bottom of this page. Additionally, a PDF copy of the application form may be requested from the Saint Paul admissions office by email to admiss@spst.edu. Applications are good for up to one year after submission.

Submit Academic Transcripts

Submit official academic transcripts from all colleges or seminaries attended. A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution is required.

Please ask the Registrar to send them to Saint Paul via parchment or to our mailing address:

Saint Paul School of Theology
Attn: Admissions
4370  W 109th St, Suite 300
Overland Park, KS 66211

A minimum grade point average of 2.8 or higher (on a 4.0 scale) is required.

Letters of Recommendation

Three letters of recommendation are required. Recommendation forms are included in the Saint Paul on-line application. Additionally, PDF copies of the recommendation form can be requested from the Saint Paul admissions office by email to admiss@spst.edu. Recommendations from family members are not acceptable.

Personal Statement

A personal statement of approximately 2 to 4 double-spaced typed pages. The essay should demonstrate writing skills appropriate to graduate work. For more information, see the Admissions form.

  • Master of Divinity and Master of Arts in Christian Ministry applicants: Applicants should describe their background in the Christian faith, especially the influences that have led to their interest in ministry. Applicants should indicate their ministry area of interest, areas with need for personal growth and development, a description of current status with their denomination in preparation for ordained ministry, as well as their plans following completion of study at Saint Paul School of Theology.

  • Master of Arts (Theological Studies) applicants: Applicants should describe their interest in advanced theological study, indicating which discipline, concentration, or competency would be their focus, and that relation to their personal goals. Applicants should include their plans following completion of study at Saint Paul School of Theology.

Background Check

A completed background check disclosure and authorization form is required.*

*Background check will be conducted by a third party provider, Castlebranch.com, for all admitted students as a condition of enrollment. The cost of the background check is the responsibility of the applicant and paid directly to Castlebranch.com.

Submit Online Application

A $50.00 non-refundable application fee paid online when application is submitted.