United Theological Seminary

Application Process

Ready to apply? See admissions requirements here. Application deadlines are as follows:

Master’s Degrees (M.A., M.A.L., M.Div.) and Doctor of Ministry 
Fall 2019: Feb. 1 (Priority), April 1 (International Students), July 1 (Final) | Spring 2020: Nov. 1


With your application, you’ll answer questions about your education, work, and service history. Here’s what you’ll need:

  • A list of all post-secondary schools, universities, and seminaries you have attended
  • A list of any committees, positions of leadership or offices held in your congregation or denomination
  • An up-to-date resume with your employment background, including part-time work, as well as community, volunteer and/or family experience, indicating positions of leadership, offices held, and awards or recognition received
  • A 1-2 page document describing the vocational direction or goals that led you to apply to United
  • An immunization form that ensures you are vaccinated against diphtheria, tetanus, measles, mumps, and rubella, allowing for certain specified exemptions. Download it here and fill it out. You’ll attach it with your application.

STEP 2. Send Your Transcripts

Request official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions you’ve attended and have them sent directly to United’s admissions office.

United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities
3000 Fifth Street NW
New Brighton, MN 55112-2598

STEP 3. Gather Recommendations

Download the appropriate recommendation form and send it to three references to fill out and return to United’s admissions office. These should be:

  • One pastor or spiritual mentor, attesting to your call and/or spiritual discernment
  • One employer or professional reference, attesting to your work ethic
  • One personal reference (non-relative)

Master’s Programs Recommendation Form | D.Min. Program Recommendation Form

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