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We strive to make the application process as clear and simple as possible, and our Admissions Office stands ready to answer questions and offer whatever help we can. You can contact them at, or 919-761-2280. For general questions and information call 1-800-2Tim317, or email

All potential students for our Master of Divinity or Master of Arts programs should have completed a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in the United States. Future students should consult our Academic Catalog for detailed information about admission requirements.

Here is the information you will need for admission to Southeastern.

Questions about the application process

How do I apply?

The entire application process may be completed online. You may apply here.

What documents are required to apply?

  • A completed application form
  • A completed Medical Information Form
  • A completed Immunization History Form (North Carolina State Health Department standards require that a completed immunization record be received by Southeastern)
  • A completed Southeastern Covenant
  • Three completed Character Reference Forms (one must be from a pastor)
  • A non-refundable application fee of $40
  • Official transcript(s) from all secondary and post-secondary schools attended must be sent directly to the Admissions Office from the Registrar of each school previously attended
  • A completed Church Recommendation Form
  • Spouse’s Personal Statement (if married)
  • An official SAT or ACT score sent directly to the Admissions Office from the testing agency
  • A completed criminal background check

When are applications due?

Prospective students are invited to submit an application for admission up to one year in advance of anticipated enrollment. Once all of the supplemental documents arrive (references, transcripts, background check, etc.) and an application is completed, it will be sent for review and the prospective student will be notified of his/her admission decision within 30 days. There is not a firm deadline for applications to be submitted. However, since submitted applications will not be reviewed until they are completed and since the review process can take up to 30 days, we request that all applications are submitted and completed no later than one month in advance of anticipated enrollment. Applications that are submitted or completed within the final 30 days leading up to the semester may still be considered, but we will be unable to guarantee the release of an admissions decision prior to the start of classes.

Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • Post Office Box 1889
  • Wake Forest, NC 27588
  • Phone: (919) 761 - 2100
Our Mission
  • Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary seeks to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ by equipping students to serve the Church and fulfill the Great Commission.
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