- Completed Master of Divinity, Master of Theological Studies, Masters of Counseling, or Masters degree in a related field from a regionally accredited college, university, or seminary.
- Completed bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
- Preferred cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
- Interview with the DA Admissions Committee.
- Completed application packet, including: official Transcripts- official transcripts must be submitted from all institutions of higher education that the applicant attended; resume/curriculum vitae; two essays (see below); the Disclosure of Online Learning Expectations (DOLE) form; three letters of recommendation completed on the recommendation form; $75 application fee.
- Statement of Purpose: A four to six-page essay addressing how the program goals coincide with the student's personal and professional objectives. The essay will be evaluated on the basis of content, presentation, and evidence of doctoral-level writing ability.
- Statement of Faith: A four to six-page descriptive, analytical essay focusing on how you have been impacted by your family of origin (positively and/or negatively) and how your faith journey has informed your understanding of yourself as a professional. This essay will be evaluated based on content, presentation, and evidence of doctoral-level writing ability.
Early completed applications for the May 2021 cohort are due by September 30, 2020.
- Regular completed applications for the May 2021 cohort are due by December 15, 2020.
- Admissions decisions for the May 2021 cohort will be issued by March 15, 2021.