The University of St. Thomas

Seminary Master of Divinity Admissions Requirements

Master of Divinity (M.Div.) Seminary Program Admissions:

To be granted admission, applicants must meet the requirements of the degree program for which they are applying and complete the application process.

Requests for admission materials should be addressed to:

The Saint Paul Seminary School of Divinity
University of St. Thomas
2260 Summit Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55105-1094

To request information, complete the on-line Information Request Form.

Students must complete their application files prior to their admission interview. All application materials are retained at The Saint Paul Seminary.

Admission Requirements

Applicants for the Seminary Master of Divinity program must provide the following:

  • A complete application form designated for priesthood candidates including an autobiographical essay
  • A completed University of St. Thomas Information Questionnaire
  • A Medical Evaluation Report completed within the past year and signed by a medical doctor
  • Seminarian's Release Statement (written psychological evaluation by a qualified professional to be sent by vocation director)
  • A letter of sponsorship from your bishop or religious superior
  • A letter of recommendation from your diocesan vocation director
  • A letter of recommendation from your present pastor or, if you are transferring from another seminary or have attended a seminary in the past, a copy of your last evaluation plus a letter from the rector
  • A recent copy of baptismal and confirmation certificates
  • Original transcripts of all college or graduate work sent directly from the academic institution to the chair of the Admissions Committee, showing an earned bachelor's degree from an accredited seminary, college or university.  Seminary students must have a cumulative GPA of 2.3 (C+) or better, including 24 credits in Theology 
  • Miller Analogies Test (information can be found at or GRE scores taken within the past 18 months
  • A copy of your background check from your diocese or religious community

All applications must be received by the chair of the Admissions Committee by June 30. This makes it possible for the committee to interview each candidate between July and August prior to orientation for the academic year.