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STUDENT LIFE

There is a low student-teacher ratio at Payne Theological Seminary. Each student is assigned a faculty advisor who assists the student with decisions about course selections and course loads as the student matriculates. 

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CAMPUS LIFE

The seminary believes that spiritual formation involves community. There is a code of conduct that emphasizes respect for all persons and their personal property. It is expected that all members of the seminary community observe this code.

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SPIRITUAL LIFE

All members of the seminary community are encouraged to participate in chapel programs. Distinguished preachers and scholars from outside the seminary community are invited to participate in these programs. The chapel is open on a regular basis for prayer. 

Admission Process


MDiv Applicants must:

1.) Complete an online application at sis.payneseminary.edu

2.) Submit a $50 application fee, which can be mailed in the form of a check, money order, or pay by credit card by calling the Business Office at (937) 990-0135

3.) Submit official transcripts from undergraduate and graduate institutions attended.

4.) Submit three (3) letters of recommendation – one from the applicant’s pastor or denominational official and two (2) from other persons, preferably college professors, who are familiar with the student’s academic ability. For students who have been out of school for more than five (5) years, one of the letters should be from a supervisor at their place of employment or the equivalent.

4.) Write a three page typed writing sample on the subject, “What Is The Value Of A Theological Education To Me?” Included in the essay should be the motives for entering the Christian Ministry and those persons, influences and religious experiences that led to choosing a church-related vocation.

Deadlines

Rolling Admission – Candidates for our MDiv program are invited to submit their applications to the Seminary anytime to be considered for admission.


DMin Applicants must:

1.) Have 3 years ministry experience, an MDiv degree or equivalent.

2.) Complete an online application at sis.payneseminary.edu, and submit a $50 application fee, which can be mailed in the form of a check, money order, or pay by credit card by calling the Business Office at (937) 990-0135

3.) Submit official transcripts from undergraduate institutions attended, and an official transcript from the institution where Master of Divinity degree was obtained.

4.) Submit three (3) letters of recommendation – Someone who has supervised your work in the ministry; pastor or denominational representative and a colleague, a former professor, or other professional.

5.) Write a 750-1000 words, define your personal and professional goals particularly related to your current ministry context, and describe how the Doctor of Ministry degree will help you to achieve those goals.

Deadlines

Candidates must apply by July 15 of each year for admission into the fall cohort.

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FINANCIAL AID

Awards – Payne offers awards to outstanding students. Please check with the Financial Aid Office for applications, criteria and deadlines for awards.

2016 List of Awards & Scholarships

Payne Scholarships

Loans – Low-interest loans are available to students who are attending college at least half time. Repayment begins six months after you graduate or drop below half time. You must submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to gain eligibility for Federal loans. Annual Loan Limits for Subsidized and Unsubsidized Loans have been set by the federal government and are based on your dependency status and year in school.

Work Study – Students who are eligible for Federal Work-Study are able to apply for on-campus jobs. Eligibility for this need-based program is determined by the results of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Students earn wages and receive paychecks as part of their financial aid. At Payne, there are a limited number of on-campus jobs available each school year. Student-Worker Applications should be submitted to the Business Office.

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Department of Education - http://www.ed.gov/

STAFF

Ms. Althea Smoot
Admissions/
Community Relations Coordinator

(937) 990-0142
asmoot@payneseminary.edu
OFFICE HOURS
M-F 9am to 5pm

Ms. Pat Copely
Financial Aid Office

(937) 990-0137
pcopely@payneseminary.edu
OFFICE HOURS
M-F 9am to 5pm

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