M.A. / M.Div Application

A personal statement must be submitted with your online application. It should be in Word or PDF format.

A $50 application fee and $25 criminal background check processing fee are required. After submitting the application, these fees can be paid online with a major credit card or by calling the Office of Administration and Finance at 732-247-5241.

Personal Information
Last Name:
First Name:
Middle Name:
Home Phone:
Work Phone:
Sex: Female Male

Citizenship Status:
If "International" specify status:
Do you need the nonimmigrant student form (an I-20)
to apply for an F-1 visa abroad or to transfer
F-1 status to NBTS from another school in the US?

Currently Employed? Yes No
If so:

Enrollment Information
Degree Program:
Attending: Full-time Part-time
Applying for federal student loans?: Yes No
Applying for NBTS scholarships?: Yes No
Interested in Seminary housing if available?: Yes No

Church Information
Denominational Affiliation:
Home Church:
Church Address:
Church City:
Church State:
Church Zip:
Pastor Name:
Pastor Email:

For applicants who are members of the Reformed Church in America:
Are you enrolled in Classis as a candidate for ministry?
If Yes, name of Classis:
Has your Classis applied for a Certificate of Fitness for Ministry for you?

Scholastic Information
A Bachelor's degree is required. From which undergraduate institution did you receive your bachelor's degree?
Degree received: Date (to be) received:
An official copy of your undergraduate transcript is required. If your earned bachelor's degree includes transfer credits from another institution, you must submit an official transcript from each institution. These institutions should be listed below with other previously attended colleges.
If you have a graduate or professional degree(s), from which graduate institution did you receive it (them)? Provide a transcript only if you wish the credits to be considered for transfer to NBTS.
Degree received: Date (to be) received:
Degree received: Date (to be) received:

Previously Attended Colleges, Universities, and Graduate Schools

Please list all other currently and previously attended colleges, universities, and graduate institutions, include city, state, and the dates of attendance. An official transcript is required from each institution listed.

Please upload a 500 to 1,000 word statement as to why you wish to study at NBTS. include both the following:

a. Describe your understanding of your call to ministry and your spiritual journey.

b. In what ways are you able to appreciate cultural diversity? Can you learn from theological traditions different from your own? Please give examples.

Submit Essay (.doc, .wps or .pdf files only)  

Recommendations and Background Check
Please download and complete the following forms and send to:
Office of Admissions
New Brunswick Theological Seminary
35 Seminary Place
New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1196

Master of Divinity - submit two Academic / Supervisory Recommendations and one Pastor’s Recommendation
Master of Arts – submit two Academic / Supervisory Recommendations
Criminal Background Check Inquiry Release Form – required for U.S. Citizens only. All recommendations should be sent directly to the Seminary by the persons who write them.

Pastor's Recommendation (Masters of Divinity Only)
Academic / Supervisory Recommendation
Background Check Form.

  In addition to the form, please indicate your recommendations here:
First Recommendation Name:
First Recommendation Phone or Email:
Second Recommendation Name:
Second Recommendation Phone or Email:
Pastor Recommendation Name:
Pastor Recommendation Phone or Email:

Student Certification
As an essential part of the admissions process, applicants are requested to provide several kinds of information regarding their personal and academic background. Failure to make written disclosure of information solicited on the application form, or misrepresentation in the information supplies, constitutes a prima facie basis for denial of admission. Where omissions or misrepresentations come to light after matriculation at the Seminary, and are reasonably believed to cast doubt upon the student's suitability for theological study, he or she is subject to dismissal. By pressing submit, I certify that I have read the above statement and that all the information on this form is true and complete to the best of my knowledge.

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