Masters Application Procedures

, You've Chosen Saint Paul!

Congratulations! We are honored you have chosen Saint Paul to pursue theological education. Please review the Application Procedures below to get started. If you have any questions, please contact Admissions at admiss@spst.edu or (913) 253-5084.

We look forward to seeing you on one of our campuses. Welcome to Saint Paul, where theology meets life!

Application Procedures:

Complete Our Application Form for Admission

Complete our online application, or email our admissions office at admiss@spst.edu to request a printable, PDF version of the application. Applications are good for up to one year after submission.

Submit Academic Transcripts

Submit official academic transcripts from ALL colleges, theological colleges, or seminaries from which you have received credit hours. 

Please ask the Registrar of your previous school to send transcripts to Saint Paul via Parchment or to our mailing address:

Saint Paul School of Theology
Attn: Admissions
13720 Roe Ave., Building C
Leawood, KS  66224

For the Master's degrees, a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution and a minimum grade point average of 2.5 or higher (on a 4.0 scale) are required.

Send Letters of Recommendation

For the Master's degrees, three (3) letters of recommendation are required.

Recommendation forms are included in the Saint Paul online application. Please fill them out when you apply online, or email our admissions office at admiss@spst.edu to request a printable, PDF version of the recommendation forms. Recommendations from family members are not acceptable.

Send a Personal Statement

You must submit a personal statement of approximately two to four typed pages, double-spaced. Your essay should demonstrate that your writing skills are appropriate for graduate work. For more information, see the Admissions form.

  • Master of Divinity and Master of Arts in Christian Ministry: 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.

Sign a Background Check Disclosure

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

*Background checks 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.

Send Your Application Fee with Application

A non-refundable application fee will be due when your seminary application is submitted.

Masters Applications: $50.00