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The Application

Apply Online

Use the code INFORMINGPASSIONS when applying online and we will waive the $ 50 fee to your application: https://www.gordonconwell.edu/apply/.

Para utilizar o portal de inscrição em inglês, Gordon-Conwell em Português_Guia para Inscrição Online 2021. O guia é criado pelo mentor Dr. Seong Park para candidatos portugueses no portal online.

Apply by Paper

You can download the Application Form (.pdf), and send it to our office along with your $50 fee.

Puede descargar el Solicitud de Admisión (.pdf) y enviarlo a nuestra oficina junto con su tarifa de $ 50.

Você pode baixar o Gordon-Conwell em Português – Ficha de Inscrição (.pdf), e enviá-lo para nosso escritório junto com sua taxa de $50.

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Two essays are required for the application document, written in the language the cohort is taught.

  • Autobiography (2 pages): Be sure to comment on (a) your commitment to Christ, (b) the significant factors which have aided your growth as a Christian, (c) the important events and people shaping your identity as a person, and (d) areas in which you are experiencing growth


  • Personal Statement (2 pages) briefly sharing: your desire to pursue theological education and your future professional and vocational goals. Include your (a) previous ministry experience, (b) gifts/calling for ministry, and (c) current involvement in your local Christian ministry.



The application requires three three Letters of Recommendation. Please do not use family or the same reference multiple times.

  • From a current ministry official
  • From a current ministry colleague
  • From a person of choice

Online Form

To use the online recommendation, please send the link to your chosen recommender. When your recommender clicks “submit” the online form is sent to admissions.

Please use this link: online recommendation form. The online recommendation form works in five languages.

Ministry Endorsement

Provide a ministry endorsement from your current ministry context (leadership board, judicatory, overseer, etc.) indicating understanding and support of their intention to pursue these studies. Please, do not use family.

Online Form

To use the online endorsement, please send the link to your chosen endorser. When your reference clicks “submit” the online form is sent to admissions.

Please use this link: online recommendation form. The online endorsement form works in five languages.


In the application process, you request official transcripts from schools where you earned degrees to be sent directly by that school to our admissions office.

Many institutions will also send electronic records, so they simply ask you for the name of the school and email where you would like to send the transcript. You can use our office email ([email protected]) to send electronic transcripts.

If the institution prefers to mail hard copy, then you can provide our mailing address.

In an emergency, perhaps where it is impossible for you to send transcripts as described above, there is one more possibility. If you have a transcript given to you by the school, still sealed in the original envelop, you can send those unopened copies to us as part of your application process.

Admissions Policy

Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary admits students to degree programs in accordance with the standards laid out by our accrediting agency, the Association of Theological Schools (ATS).

For the Ministerial Master of Arts Degrees, those standards include: The professional master’s program grants a postbaccalaureate degree. Admission requirements shall include (1) a baccalaureate degree from an institution of higher education accredited by an agency recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation, or approved by a Canadian provincial quality assurance agency, or the demonstrated educational equivalent of an accredited or approved North American baccalaureate degree; (2) evidence of the commitment and qualities desired for ministerial leadership; and (3) the academic ability to engage in graduate education. All applications are reviewed by the Admissions Committee for completeness and conformity to accreditation requirements, institutional standards, and degree-specific requirements.

Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, national or ethnic origin, age, handicap or veteran status.