M.A. and one-third for the M.Div.) Not more than 12 of these on-campus hours may be taken in practica, individualized study, travel-based courses, or similar special classes. Details of all transfer policies are provided by the Registrar. Seminary master’s-level courses that are counted toward an undergraduate degree cannot be transferred back into any Seminary master’s degree program.
Advanced Degree Programs Admissions Policies Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary offers advanced degree programs including the Master of Theology, one professional doctorate (Doctor of Ministry), and two advanced research doctorates (Doctor of Philosophy and Doctor of Education). Admission and application requirements for each of these advanced degrees is available under the individual degree descriptions for Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Education, Doctor of Ministry, and Master of Theology.
International Admissions Policies International students make application for admission through the Admissions Office. The following items are needed before an application is considered. (Note: Original forms are required. Faxed copies will not be accepted.) 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.
A completed application form and recent “head and shoulders” photo (color or black and white) Three completed Character Reference Forms (one must be from the applicant’s pastor) A non-refundable application fee of $40 A completed Medical Information Form A completed Immunization History Form (North Carolina State Health Department standards require that a completed immunization record be received by Southeastern.) 6. WES evaluated transcripts* (see below) 7. A completed Church Recommendation Form 8. Spouse’s Personal Statement (if married) 9. A completed Southeastern Covenant 10. An official SAT or ACT score sent directly to the Admissions Office from the testing agency (if applicable) 11. International Student Application Packet 12. Official TOEFL score report (score may not be older than two years) In some cases, additional documents may be required. The Office can provide more details.
Application Deadlines Completed applications for undergraduate programs may be considered up to 24 months early but should normally be received in the Admissions Office at least 45 days prior to the beginning of the semester or summer term in which the student expects to enroll. Late applications may require delayed enrollment. Students are not issued an I-20 form until their application has been approved. Applications for the M.A. (Ethics, Theology, and Culture) or the Th.M. with Thesis programs must be submitted at least 90 days prior to matriculation for consideration by the appropriate committee.
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