Th.M. in Biblical Studies

File completion deadline: January 15

  • Application Form
  • Personal History Essay, with resume or CV attached
  • Official transcripts from all institutions where you received postsecondary academic credit
  • An accredited bachelor’s degree
  • An accredited Master of Divinity degree or accredited (two year or 60 semester hours) Master of Arts degree with a concentration in Biblical Studies
  • 4 references from professors or other scholars, completed on the Admissions Office form
  • GRE Verbal Score of 160 or above (600 on the old scale) and 5.0 Analytical
  • Writing Sample of academic work, approximately 25 pages, completed within past 3 years and reflecting a research interest appropriate to the degree program. (Please note: writing samples must be submitted in .pdf format, with the applicant’s 6-digit prospective student ID number in place of their name throughout the paper. The prospective ID number should also be the filename of the document. If papers are not submitted within these guidelines, they will be returned to the applicant for proper formatting.)
  • Intermediate-level competency in Biblical Hebrew or Koine Greek, and at least an introductory-level competency in another Biblical language.
  • Facility at an introductory level with German or another research language cognate to student’s area of study.
  • For students whose native language is other than English, a TOEFL score of 90 (Internet) or 575 (paper) or an IETLS score of 7.0.
  • $50 Nonrefundable Application Fee
  • Background Check (run by the Admissions Office)

 

Personal History Essay:

Th.M. in Biblical Studies

  1. Share your life story and at what point you began your relationship with Jesus Christ.  Talk about your growth since that time and what brings you to apply to Asbury Seminary’s Advanced Research Program.  Include your thoughts on how you would like to see your faith grow during your time in this program. (350 minimum to 500 words maximum)
  2. Please describe your ministry and vocational experience, including positions held and dates of service.  (350 minimum to 500 words maximum)
  3. Statement of Purpose – Describe briefly the reasons you are prompted to pursue study in the particular program area you have chosen and what you hope to gain through the program.  Give specific goals, and personal or professional needs.  (350 to 500 words maximum)
  4. List the language(s) (including English) used in your research and/or ministry and indicate your relative proficiency.
  5. (Optional)  If you feel your cumulative grade point average or academic test scores do not adequately reflect your abilities to flourish at Asbury Seminary, please explain.
  6. (Optional) If you are married, describe your spouse’s attitudes toward your plans for seminary education and future ministry.
  7. Please attach a resume or CV.

 

 

 Th.M. in World Mission and Evangelism

File completion deadline: January 15

  • Application Form
  • Personal History Essay, with resume or CV attached
  • Official transcripts from all institutions where you received postsecondary academic credit
  • An accredited bachelor’s degree
  • An accredited Master of Divinity degree or an academic or professional (two year or 60 credit hours) Master of Arts degree in an appropriate theological discipline
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0/4.0
  • 4 references from professors or other scholars, completed on the Admissions Office form
  • Writing Sample of academic work, approximately 25 pages, completed within past 3 years and reflecting a research interest appropriate to the degree program. (Please note: writing samples must be submitted in .pdf format, with the applicant’s 6-digit prospective student ID number in place of their name throughout the paper. The prospective ID number should also be the filename of the document. If papers are not submitted within these guidelines, they will be returned to the applicant for proper formatting.)
  • For students whose native language is other than English, a TOEFL score of 90(Internet) or 575 (paper) or an IELTS score of 7.0.
  • $50 Nonrefundable Application Fee
  • Background Check (run by the Admissions Office)

 

Personal History Essay:

Th.M. in World Mission and Evangelism:

  1. Share your life story and at what point you began your relationship with Jesus Christ.  Talk about your growth since that time and what brings you to apply to Asbury Seminary’s Advanced Research Program.  Include your thoughts on how you would like to see your faith grow during your time in this program. (350 minimum to 500 words maximum)
  2. Please describe your ministry and vocational experience, including positions held and dates of service.  (350 minimum to 500 words maximum)
  3. Statement of Purpose – Describe briefly the reasons you are prompted to pursue study in the particular program area you have chosen and what you hope to gain through the program.  Give specific goals, and personal or professional needs.  (350 to 500 words maximum)
  4.  (Optional)  If you feel your cumulative grade point average or academic test scores do not adequately reflect your abilities to flourish at Asbury Seminary, please explain.
  5. (Optional) If you are married, describe your spouse’s attitudes toward your plans for seminary education and future ministry.
  6. Please attach a resume or CV.

 

 

Ph.D. in Biblical Studies

File completion deadline: January 15

  • Application Form
  • Personal History Essay, with resume or CV attached.
  • Official transcripts from all institutions where you received postsecondary academic credit
  • An accredited bachelor’s degree
  • An accredited Master of Divinity degree or an accredited (two year or 60 semester hours) Master of Arts degree with concentration in Biblical Studies.
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.5/4.0
  • 4 references from professors or other scholars, completed on the Admissions Office form
  • GRE Verbal Score of 160 or above (600 on the old scale) and 5.0 Analytical
  • Writing Sample of academic work, approximately 25 pages, completed within past 3 years and reflecting both the ability to complete independent research and a research interest appropriate to the degree program. (Please note: writing samples must be submitted in .pdf format, with the applicant’s 6-digit prospective student ID number in place of their name throughout the paper. The prospective ID number should also be the filename of the document. If papers are not submitted within these guidelines, they will be returned to the applicant for proper formatting.)
  • Intermediate-level competency in Biblical Hebrew or Koine Greek, and at least an introductory-level competency in another Biblical language.
  • Facility at an introductory level with German and French (or a second research language cognate to student’s area of study.)
  • For students whose native language is other than English, a TOEFL score of 100 (Internet) or 600 (paper) or an IETLS score of 7.5.
  • $50 Nonrefundable Application Fee
  • Background Check (run by the Admissions Office)

 

Personal History Essay:

Ph.D. in Biblical Studies

  1. Share your life story and at what point you began your relationship with Jesus Christ.  Talk about your growth since that time and what brings you to apply to Asbury Seminary’s Advanced Research Program.  Include your thoughts on how you would like to see your faith grow during your time in this program. (350 minimum to 500 words maximum)
  2. Please describe your ministry and vocational experience, including positions held and dates of service.  (350 minimum to 500 words maximum)
  3. Statement of Purpose – Describe briefly the reasons you are prompted to pursue study in the particular program area you have chosen and what you hope to gain through the program.  Give specific goals, and personal or professional needs.  (350 to 500 words maximum)
  4. Research Interests –
    • State your preferred concentration in the program you have chosen (Old or New Testament).
    • Give a short summary (15-20 words) of your research interest.
    • Provide a brief reflection indicating possible research interests. This reflection should start with a summary of your interests in less than 20 words. (350 minimum to 500 words maximum)
  5. List the language(s) (including English) used in your research and/or ministry and indicate your relative proficiency.
  6. (Optional)  If you feel your cumulative grade point average or academic test scores do not adequately reflect your abilities to flourish at Asbury Seminary, please explain.
  7. (Optional) If you are married, describe your spouse’s attitudes toward your plans for seminary education and future ministry.
  8. Please attach a resume or CV.

 

 

Ph.D. in Intercultural Studies

File completion deadline: January 15

  • Application Form
  • Personal History Essay, with resume or CV attached.
  • Official transcripts from all institutions where you received postsecondary academic credit
  • An accredited bachelor’s degree
  • An accredited Master of Divinity degree, or an academic or professional (two year or 60 credit hours) Master of Arts degree in an appropriate theological discipline.
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.5/4.0
  • 4 references from professors or other scholars, completed on the Admissions Office form
  • Three years of ministry experience, normally in a culture or subculture different from the applicant’s home culture.
  • GRE Verbal Score of 160 or above (600 on the old scale) and 5.0 Analytical
  • Writing Sample of academic work, approximately 25 pages, completed within past 3 years and reflecting both the ability to complete independent research and a research interest appropriate to the degree program.   (Please note: writing samples must be submitted in .pdf format, with the applicant’s prospective student ID number in place of their name throughout the paper.  The prospective ID number should also be the filename of the document.  If papers are not submitted within these guidelines, they will be returned to the applicant for proper formatting.)
  • Demonstrated capability for languages (biblical research or field languages), other than English.  This capability can be demonstrated by 12 credit hours (college or graduate) of language study, normally in a single language) with a grade of ‘B’ or better, or by documented proficiency in any language(s) or other research tools necessary for the dissertation research.
  • For students whose native language is other than English, a TOEFL score of 100 (Internet) or 600 (paper) or an IETLS score of 7.5.
  • $50 Nonrefundable Application Fee
  • Background Check (run by the Admissions Office)

 

Personal History Essay:

Ph.D. in Intercultural Studies

  1. Share your life story and at what point you began your relationship with Jesus Christ.  Talk about your growth since that time and what brings you to apply to Asbury Seminary’s Advanced Research Program.  Include your thoughts on how you would like to see your faith grow during your time in this program. (350 minimum to 500 words maximum)
  2. Please describe your ministry and vocational experience, including positions held and dates of service.  (350 minimum to 500 words maximum)
  3. Statement of Purpose – Describe briefly the reasons you are prompted to pursue study in the particular program area you have chosen and what you hope to gain through the program.  Give specific goals, and personal or professional needs.  (350 to 500 words maximum)
  4. Research Interests – State your preferred concentration in the program you have chosen (Contextualization Studies, Development Studies, Evangelization Studies, or Historical-Theological Studies).  Then, provide a brief reflection indicating possible research interests.  (350 to 500 words maximum)
    • State your preferred concentration in the program you have chosen (Contextualization Studies, Development Studies, Evangelization Studies, or Historical-Theological Studies).
    • Give a short summary (15-20 words) of your research interest.
    • Provide a brief reflection indicating possible research interests. This reflection should start with a summary of your interests in less than 20 words. (350 minimum to 500 words maximum)
  5. List the language(s) (including English) used in your research and/or ministry and indicate your relative proficiency.
  6. (Optional)  If you feel your cumulative grade point average or academic test scores do not adequately reflect your abilities to flourish at Asbury Seminary, please explain.
  7. (Optional) If you are married, describe your spouse’s attitudes toward your plans for seminary education and future ministry.
  8. Please attach a resume or CV.