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1. Review Admission Requirements
ALL applicants are required to have earned a regular Bachelor's Degree or its equivalent from an accredited institution before applying for admission into our Master of Arts (MA) and Master of Divinity (M.Div) programs. Our Master of Theology (Th.M) and Doctor of Ministry (D.Min) programs require applicants to have completed an M.Div degree prior to application.
In addition, we admit students of any race, sex, color, national, or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the seminary. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color.
2. Meet with an Admissions Counselor/ Representative
We encourage prospective students to meet with an Admissions Counselor/ Representative prior to applying for a specific program. They can assist in answering any questions you may have about ITS, academics, and whether you qualify to apply for the program of your choice.
3. Decide with program is right for you
Master of Arts in Theological Studies (MA)
Designed for individuals who desire to engage seriously in religious studies at the graduate level, but who do not desire ordination in professional ministry. Areas of concentration include:
- Biblical Studies
- Mission and Evangelism
- Christian Education
Master of Divinity (MDiv)
Designed primarily for individuals who wish to prepare themselves for the ordained ministry. Areas of concentration include:
- Pastoral Ministry
- Missions and Evangelism
- Christian Education/ Educational Ministry
Online Doctor of Intercultural Studies (DICS)
Designed to prepare individuals for positive and influential leadership, relationships of trust, and biblical ministry in intercultural contexts. This online program aims to equip leaders who are engaged in a wide variety of missional, cross-cultural, and educational ministries.
Doctor of Ministry (DMin)
Designed for those who are in full-time pastoral ministry. The purpose of the DMin. program is to provide ministry skills for Christian leaders who recognize the need for a higher level of competence in their ministry. An MDiv degree is required to apply for this program. Areas of concentration include:
- Global Missions
Designed for individuals seeking to pursue theological education without having to commit to a full degree. Our non-degree programs include:
- Auditing Courses
- Certificate of Christian Studies
- Certificate of Continued Education
- Certificate for Commissioned Ruling Elders
4. Determine your method of instruction
ITS currently offers in-person and online classes for students. Online classes offer students the convenience and flexibility of completing their degree from anywhere in the world. Some classes can be asynchronous while others are more flexible and can be done at your own pace. In-person classes offer the ease of learning within a traditional classroom setting. With this format of learning, students do not need to worry about internet or technology issues that may arise.
No matter what method you decide, rest assured that ITS remains committed to providing world-class transformative learning wherever you are.
5. Submit your application by the corresponding deadline
A completed application must include your references and fees. You will be asked to pay your application fee upon completing your application.
Deadlines to apply to our various programs are as follows:
|Master of Arts (MA) and Master of Divinity (MDiv)
|Fall Quarter Deadline - March 15
|Doctor of Intercultural Studies and Doctor of Ministry (DMin)
|Fall Quarter Deadline - April 15
|Winter Quarter Deadline - August 15
|Spring Quarter Deadline - November 1
|Doctor of Intercultural Studies
|Fall Quarter Deadline- July 15
|Certificate of Christian Studies
|Certificate of Continued Education
|Certificate for Commissioned Ruling Elders
*While we accept ThM and DMin applications throughout the year, we are only able to accept MA and MDiv applications once a year due to the academic structure of those programs.
6. Await Decision
After the application period for the designated program ends, applicants will be notified via email within 6-8 weeks about the status of their application.
7. Next Steps
Once accepted into our institution, you will be transferred over to our Registrar Department who will assist you with class registration and enrollment into your program.