Seminary Admissions

Your admissions counselor will help you through the seminary admissions process.

Now that you know about Columbia Biblical Seminary, our experienced faculty and the programs we offer, apply today and join our diverse student body learning from a biblical worldview.

Our Admissions team is ready to assist you to get you on your way to earning your degree.

What You Need to Apply

  • Online Application
  • Application Essay (D.Min. applicants, follow these essay instructions.)
  • Transcripts (2.5 GPA required for Master's programs; 3.0 GPA required for Doctor of Ministerial Leadership; Ph. D of Biblical Studies, Practical Theology, and Theological Studies is 3.5 GPA)
  • Reference Use the Applicant Reference Form to request a reference be submitted on your behalf. One church leader reference is required for most degree programs. This person should have known you for at least two years and should be able to speak to your Christian character and growth (family member or spouse may not be used). Additional references may be required for certain degree programs, refer to the application instructions.

In addition to the above, international applicants need:

  • Academic Transcripts validated through World Education Services. Request the WES ICAP credential package. If not in English, the transcript must be accompanied by an official English translation.
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Our TOEFL code is 5116.
  • Financial Certification
  • Completed Educational Background
  • Proof of Residency

Financial Aid

You can apply for financial aid to help cover the cost of tuition. Graduate scholarships and grants are available for eligible students. You can also apply for federal aid, loans and grants by completing the FAFSA - Free Application for Federal Student Aid

How Much It Will Cost

All seminary graduate courses are $510 per credit hour.

2020-21 Seminary Fees
Other Fee
Application for Admission $25
Technology Fee $200 per semester

We also recommend budgeting approximately $220 in loan fees, $600 for books and supplies, $8,000 for room & board.