Are you ready to apply to Ashland Theological Seminary? Select an option below for application instructions tailored to your program.
We require an undergraduate GPA of 2.75 or higher for standard admission. If your GPA is lower than 2.75 you may be admitted on academic probation at the discretion of the review committee. We require a GPA of 3.0 or higher for our doctoral program.
Submission of the following constitutes a completed Master’s application file:
Submission of the following constitutes a completed Doctor of Ministry application file:
God’s timing is always perfect. If you’ve studied previously at the Seminary and would like to pick up your studies once again, you will need to reactivate your file before enrolling in classes.
In order to reactivate, you must complete the following requirements, depending on how long it has been since you were last active:
LESS THAN TWO YEARS
TWO TO FIVE YEARS
MORE THAN FIVE YEARS
We operate on a rolling admissions basis meaning there are no hard deadlines. However, we recommend you complete your application file one month prior to the first day of the semester you would like to begin classes.
To complete your application file, you must submit your online application at apply.ashland.edu/apply with essays, reference letters and transcripts as outlined in the application. Additional documentation may be required for Doctor of Ministry applicants, International student applicants and Bachelor Exempt applicants per the request of the admissions office.
Your institution must e-mail your official transcripts electronically via a digital credential company (e.g. Parchment, National Clearinghouse, Escripts) to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com . If your only option is to have your transcript mailed, please mail to 910 Center Street, Ashland, OH 44805.
Unofficial transcripts and other supporting documents may be submitted through the upload options in your online application or by emailing ATS-Enrollment@ashland.edu.
Please email us firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance with your application. If necessary, we can “unsubmit” your application so you can make updates.
You are welcome to ask a former pastor, assistant/associate pastor, small group leader, spiritual mentor, chaplain or CPE supervisor to complete your pastor’s letter of recommendation.
As a Doctor of Ministry applicant, if you are not able to obtain an academic reference from your master’s program, you can find someone who is familiar with your academic achievements to give you a reference. As a last resort, you may choose an additional professional reference.
No, we do not require the GRE for admission.
Our GPA requirement for admissions is 2.75 for master’s programs and 3.0 for Doctor of Ministry. However, we consider all aspects of your application file and someone with a lower GPA may be offered admission on academic probation.
You may complete any degree except the MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling or Doctor of Ministry completely online or any combination of online and in person. Click here to learn more.
Please Note: For ordination, some denominations such as UMC require you to complete your degree fully in person at the Ashland campus. Please be sure to check your denomination’s requirements.
When you take six semester hours you are considered a full-time student for financial aid and scholarship purposes.
Depending on the degree and the number of classes you take each semester, you can complete your degree program in as little as two years. Your academic advisor will be able to help you create a plan for graduation that works best for you. The maximum number of years you may take to complete a master’s degree is 8 years. If you are a Doctor of Ministry student, you must complete your degree within 6 years.
Click here to review our financial aid and scholarship information. You will receive additional information on financial aid upon acceptance.
If you have additional questions about enrollment, please e-mail us at email@example.com.