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Graduate Admissions

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Capable Moody-trained men and women are found in every field of Christian ministry.

In just a few years, students who are now sitting in classes will be on every continent of the globe, taking the good news of salvation to those who have never heard. Others will be pastors serving active, growing churches in many denominations in the United States.

Some of them will become home missionaries, church musicians, evangelists, choir directors, child evangelism directors, mission superintendents, youth ministers, Christian communications specialists, or one of the many other service occupations available.

Are you ready to join these men and women? Whether pursuing a degree at Moody Theological Seminary online or in-person in Chicago or Michigan, apply below!

Application Requirements

To be considered for admission, you must have been a Christian for at least one year and actively participate in a Protestant church. No previous undergraduate theological education is required. In addition, the following items below are required as part of the application process.

Contact Us


Please send all materials to:
Moody Theological Seminary
Admissions Office
820 N. LaSalle Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60610


Contact Admissions at:
(800) 967-4624 or
(312) 329-4400 or

Apply Now Application Status

Applying for Admission

  1. Complete and submit online application
  2. Support doctrinal qualifications for students
  3. Write autobiographical essays
  4. Provide two references (Not applicable to CMHC Applicants)
  5. Pay nonrefundable application fee

If you are a:

Future Student
6. Transcripts
International Student
6. English Proficiency Exam
7. Official Evaluated Transcripts
8. Financial Documents (On-Campus Applicants Only)
Clinical Mental Health Counseling Applicant
6. Faculty Group Interview* 
(*Only Required for Clinical Mental Health Counseling Applicants)
7. No References Required
Doctor of Ministry
6. Ministry experience
7. 3,000 word essay writing sample

Covid-19 Application Requirement Changes


Doctrinal Qualifications


Autobiographical Essays






International Students


CMHC Applicants (Chicago and Michigan only)


Doctor of Ministry Requirements


Counseling Certificate Applicants


Application Deadlines

Listed below are dates by which applications must be submitted and all required credentials must be on file in order to receive equal consideration with other applicants. Allow sufficient time for the processing of transcripts and reference requests so that they arrive at the Admissions Office prior to the stated deadlines. 

To ensure your application can be considered for the semester of your choice, please have all reference forms and transcript(s) postmarked by the following dates:

Beginning Campus Semester Application Deadline
Fall–CMHC Applicants July 16
Fall First 8-week Session July 24
Fall Second 8-week Session September 25
Spring–CMHC Applicants November 20
Spring First 8-week Session December 7
Spring Second 8-week Session February 19
Summer April 22


International Residential Students

Semester Application Deadline
Fall Semester March 1
Spring Semester September 1

Title IX Policy/Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence Response Policy

Moody expects all members of the Moody community to comply with Moody’s Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence Response Policy (“Title IX Policy”). We strongly encourage you to contact the Title IX office regarding any conduct that potentially constitutes sexual harassment or sexual violence involving a student or employee. The employee responsible for coordinating Title IX compliance efforts is:

Mark Griffin

Director, Title IX Coordinator

820 N. LaSalle Blvd. Chicago, IL 60610
(312) 329-2113

Please review the Title IX webpage at the following URL to contact the Title IX office, access the Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence Response Policy, and for more information/resources related to sexual harassment or sexual violence: