Admissions Requirements

Degrees & Programs
  • Master of Divinity (M.Div)
  • Master of Theological Studies (M.T.S)
  • Master of Arts in Professional Studies (M.A.P.S.)
  • Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.)
  • Credit Non-Degree
  • Dual Degree*

*A dual degree program is offered in conjunction with the George Warren Brown School of Social Work at Washington University. Our Master of Divinity (M.Div.) or Master of Arts in Professional Studies (M.A.P.S.) degrees may be pursued with the Master of Social Work (M.S.W.) degree from Washington University.

Admissions Requirements for Our Programs
M.Div. M.A.P.S. M.T.S. D.Min. Non-Degree
Application fee $40 $40 $40 $40 $40
Complete online application

+3 yrs. pastoral experience

Transcripts + GPA requirement 2.7 2.7 2.7 3.0 If applicable
References 2 2 2 3 1
Writing Sample Academic Academic Academic Academic Personal
Personal Interview
Application Deadlines
  • Fall semester: August 15
  • January term: December 1
  • Spring semester: December 14
  • Credit Non Degree: 1 week before each semester
  • International Applications: November 1 of the previous year. Fall admissions only.

Get in touch with us for other questions or information about course auditing.
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 314-918-2642 or toll free 877-627-5652

References Rundown

Your references need to be someone who has known you two years or longer. They cannot be relatives, even if your pastor is a family member. We’ll personally email your references an online recommendation form, which they’ll fill out on your behalf.

Reference Checklist

  • Name, email, and phone number for each of your references
  • Let your references know we’ll be in touch with them and they will have to return a completed recommendation form

References Needed by Degree

  • Master of Divinity – Ministerial and Personal
  • Dual Degree – Ministerial and Personal
  • Master of Arts in Professional Studies – Ministerial and Personal
  • Master of Theological Studies – Academic and Personal
  • Doctor of Ministry – Denominational, Ministerial, and Personal
  • Credit Non-Degree – Personal

Types of References

Ministerial Reference – An ordained minister who has worked with you in a ministerial setting or capacity. This can be your supervisor but it’s not required. Examples include the pastor or youth pastor of your home church, pastor of your college church, or pastor of a church you once served.

Academic Reference – A professor, instructor, or faculty advisor you worked with during undergraduate or postgraduate study.

Personal Reference – Someone who has known you for a significant portion of your life and can attest to your character. This reference can also serve as a secondary academic, denominational, employer, or ministerial reference if you choose not to use a personal.

Denominational Reference – Someone who holds position in your denominational judicatory system and witnessed your ministerial service. Examples include associational minister, association committee member, or national office holder.

Writing Sample Rundown

You’ll also need to include a writing sample with your application. Email your sample to [email protected] during your application process.

Types of Writing Samples

Academic Writing Sample – Needs to include a bibliography and follow the style guide of your field (MLA, Turabian, etc.). This could be a final paper or thesis from your most recent degree, but the sample needs to be fewer than five years old. If you don’t have a qualifying writing sample, you’ll need to create one.

Personal Writing Sample – Describe why you want to attend Eden and what you aim to accomplish through the non-degree program. This sample needs to be at least one page, double spaced in length.