Admission

Admission Policy

Critical Requirements for Graduation - Bachelor Of Arts Degree

  1. Receive a cumulative Grade Point Average of at least 2.5 in 60 credit hours of course work (These hours must include the Required Courses outlined in the Curriculum Requirements.)
  2. Fulfill all financial responsibilities.
  3. Have an assessment of eligibility and recommendation by the Academic Advisor and the Dean.
  4. Complete a minimum of 45 residential credit hours through Jackson Theological Seminary.
  5. Complete the required number of credit hours in each area.
  6. Complete the Graduation Intent and Clearance Form.
Critical Requirements for Graduation - 
Master of Divinity Degree

  1. Receive a cumulative Grade Point Average of at least 2.5 in 84 credit hours of course work (These hours must include the Required Courses outlined in the Curriculum Requirements.)
  2. Complete the Senior Seminar.
  3. Fulfill all financial responsibilities.
  4. Have an assessment of eligibility and recommendation by the Academic Advisor and the Dean.
  5. Complete a minimum of 63 residential credit hours through Jackson Theological Seminary.
  6. Complete the required number of credit hours in each area.    

Admission policy (Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies)

Jackson Theological Seminary is committed to providing each student with the maximum opportunity to develop and learn. As such, we accept new students each semester.
To be admitted to the Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies (degree completion program), a prospective student must have the following:
At least 60 hours of general education requirements completed from an accredited institution (must submit an official transcript of all work undertaken) Students from foreign institutions of collegiate standing may be admitted if they present satisfactory evidence of having completed studies equivalent to comparable institutions in the United States. A graduate of an unaccredited U.S. school may be admitted only as a Special Student.
A completed application ($50.00 application fee)
Two letters of recommendation – one professional and one from the applicant’s pastor or denominational official.
The applicant is responsible for having the above documents sent. Final action upon the application for admission will not be made until all these documents have been submitted. Applicants will be notified of their acceptance by the Admissions Office typically within two weeks of completing the application process.

ADMISSION POLICY (Master of Divinity)

Jackson Theological Seminary is committed to providing each student with the maximum opportunity to develop and learn. As such, we accept new students each semester.
Students wishing to be admitted to the Master of Divinity program should hold a bachelor’s degree based upon the completion of work at an accredited institution. Students from foreign institutions of collegiate standing may be admitted if they present satisfactory evidence of having completed studies equivalent to comparable institutions in the United States. A graduate of an unaccredited U.S. school may be admitted only as a Special Student. Students must submit an official transcript of completed collegiate work.
A completed application for admission ($50.00 application fee)
Two letters of recommendation – one professional and one from the applicant’s pastor or denominational official
A 750 -1,000-word writing sample on the subject, “What is the value of a theological education to me?” Included in the essay should be the motives for entering Christian ministry and those persons, influences, and religious experiences that led to choosing a church-related vocation.
The applicant is responsible for having the above documents sent to the seminary. Final action upon the application for admission will not be made until all these documents have been submitted.
Applicants will be notified of their acceptance by the Admissions Office typically within two weeks of completing the application process.
You can also request more information with this form:
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Contact the Admissions Office
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