3 REASONS TO ATTEND PAYNE
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.) Complete a background check.
4.) Submit official transcripts from undergraduate institutions attended, and an official transcript from the institution where Master of Divinity degree was obtained.
5.) 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.
6.) 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.
Candidates must apply by July 15 of each year for admission into the fall cohort.