Application Requirements

It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the Graduate Admissions Office of the University of St. Thomas has received all documents needed to complete the application for admission.

An application is considered complete when the Graduate Admissions Office has received:

  • Completed online application including your personal essay/theological reflection
  • All letters of recommendation (Applicants within 5 years of last date of enrollment are required to provide letters of recommendation by academic references.)
  • An official transcript, sent directly from the academic institution, showing an earned Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • Official transcripts, sent directly from each academic institution, including all previous undergraduate and graduate work
  • All additional application requirements for the program to which you are applying
  • All application materials submitted to the Graduate Admissions Office shall be retained by the University

All application materials listed above should be sent directly to:

University of St. Thomas, Minnesota
Graduate Admissions
1000 LaSalle Ave
TMH 201 Box 5
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55403, USA

Once the application is complete, an interview with The Saint Paul Seminary School of Divinity Recruitment and Admissions Coordinator will be arranged. From this interview, additional materials may be requested.

For more information about the application process, please contact:

School of Divinity Recruitment and Admissions Counselor at

1. International students are encouraged and welcome to apply to a degree program of The Saint Paul Seminary School of Divinity. When a prospective international graduate student completes their application to The School of Divinity, a decision will be made by the Admissions Committee. The student will then need to submit the documents listed in the University of St. Thomas International Admissions Graduate Application Checklist

2. Complete all requirements as listed in the Application Requirements.

3. View additional application requirements for each program: Master of Arts in Theology or Master of Arts in Pastoral Leadership.

4. English Language Proficiency:

  • TOEFL (must submit official score report) 
    Test of English as a Foreign Language-minimum score of 550 Paper Based TOEFL (PBT),  213 for the computer-based test or a total score of 80 for the internet based test (iBT) with a minimum score of 20 for both the writing and speaking sections of the test. The St. Thomas TOEFL code is 6110. Test scores must be current within two years.
  • MELAB (must submit official score report)
    (Michigan English Language Assessment Battery-minimum score 80). Test scores must be current within two years and must be accompanied by an official letter from the testing coordinator. 
  • IELTS (must submit official score report) 
    Minimum score 6.5.  Test scores must be current within two years.

Important Dates: Please schedule your TOEFL, IELTS, or MELAB test date before November 1 if you are applying to a spring term.  Please schedule your TOEFL, IELTS, or MELAB test date before May 1 if you are applying to a fall term.

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