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Application Procedures - Boston

You may either apply online or by mail. If you choose to apply by mail, all forms are available on this page in PDF format. You will need to print the Recommendation Letter three times, as you will need three recommendations for admission. The application fee for any program is $50. You may also choose to download the Degree Requirements Checklist (in PDF format) of the degree for which you are applying in order to see what classes are required. The checklist may help you determine which degree you would like to take. If you have any further questions, please contact our offices.

Step 1: Apply

How do I apply?

You may apply online or download a PDF of our application. Applications will be submitted to the Admissions Committee once the following items have been received.

  1. Complete Admissions Application for the Boston Campus of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary including: a) Autobiography and b) Personal Statement
  2. Official transcripts sent directly from all colleges an institutions of higher education attended.
  3. Three written recommendations attesting to applicant’s commitment to Christ, church involvement, leadership ability, social sensitivity, emotional maturity, reasoning and decision-making ability, level of responsibility, skills in communication and facility in interpersonal relationships.  Recommendations should be written and submitted by: (1) a pastor or church official, (2) a friend or associate and (3) former professor or professional colleague.  Recommendations should not be written by anyone related to you.
  4. Church Endorsement form completed and signed by a church official at the church you currently attend.
  5. Resume 
  6. Application fee of $50 (U.S.).
  7. TOEFL score (applicable to international students whose native language is not English)

Graduate Certificate Program

Interested applicants should submit all of the documents mentioned above, with moderation to the following:

  1. Two Recommendations: i) Church/Professional/Academic; ii) Personal
  2. Official transcript documenting the completion of at least a Bachelor's degree.

Master of Theology in Practical Theology (Th.M.) Applicants

In addition to the above documents, all Master of Theology in Practical Theology (Th.M.) applicants must submit the following to the Admissions Committee:

  1. A Master of Divinity degree with a 3.0 or higher GPA from an ATS accredited institution, or a Master of Arts as a “first graduate theological degree, proving equivalent theological background, or its equivalent”.
  2. A written case study prospectus for in-depth case study research based upon the applicant’s ministry context prior to admittance into the program.
  3. Currently serving in a leadership position at a church, mission agency, or para church organization.
  4. At least five years of experience in a church, mission agency, or para church organization.

My application is complete, now what?

Your application will be submitted to the Admissions Committee for review, and a decision regarding your admission will be made within two weeks.

Step 2: I'm Accepted; Now What?


Reserve your spot by sending in a notification of intent form, which will be included in your acceptance packet. Once accepted, students may register for courses.

Step 3: I've Reserved; Now What?

  1. Complete Immunizations. This form will be included in your acceptance packet, or can be downloaded here.
  2. Final Transcript
  3. International Students: All accepted International Students should correspond with the International Student Advisor and DSO at the Boston Campus, Naomi Wilshire at nwilshire@gcts.edu.

Step 4: Plan Your Classes and Register!

Information regarding registration procedures will be sent to you by the Registration Office prior to orientation. Please keep the Admissions Office informed of any change of address or email, so that all information will reach you promptly.

Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, national or ethnic origin, age, handicap or veteran status. A complete statement of compliance with federal laws and regulations can be found in the Gordon-Conwell Student Handbook.


Degree Requirements (Checklists for students admitted by Fall 2015 )

Degree Requirements (Checklists for students admitted before Fall 2015)

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