ADMISSIONS POLICY

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 for the Bachelor Completion program and the Master of Divinity program.

 

DIVERSITY STATEMENT  

 

Applicants of all religious, ethnic, gender, race and cultural backgrounds are welcome at Jackson Theological Seminary. Applicants are expected to maintain a level of academic competence that makes their seminary experience profitable.   

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS TO STUDY  

 

Students are required to have basic competence in computer skills, including familiarity with the Internet, email and word processing. In addition, students must be self-directed and able to organize their own structure for study and completion of assignments.

 

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:

  1. 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. 

  2. A completed application ($50.00 application fee)

  3. 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.  

 

 

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.  

  

  1. 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. 

  2. A completed application for admission ($50.00 application fee)  

  3. Two letters of recommendation – one professional and one from the applicant’s pastor or denominational official   

  4. 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.

 

ADMISSIONS PROCEDURES (BACHELOR OF ARTS IN BIBLICAL STUDIES

ADMISSIONS PROCEDURES (MASTER OF DIVINITY)