Master of Arts in Theology

Admission decisions for the graduate Theology program are based on several criteria, including motivation, maturity, work experience and leadership qualities, along with academic records and test scores. Each applicant is evaluated individually.

Use the following admission process for the M.A. Theology and Graduate Certificate in Theology.

Admission Process

Admission to Saint Leo's graduate Theology program is a simple, straightforward process. Applicants should submit the following materials 60 days before the beginning of the term in which they wish to enroll.

Applicants must hold a bachelor's and/or master's degree from a U.S. regionally accredited institution with a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4-point scale, unless otherwise approved by the graduate Theology program office for a waiver.

  1. Application
    Fill out the online application or download, complete and return the application for graduate admission.
  2. Application Fee
    Submit a one-time, non-refundable $80 application fee.
  3. Official Transcripts
    Send official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions you've previously attended to the Office of Graduate Admission. A United States equivalency evaluation must accompany transcripts from foreign institutions, which must be certified by an approved evaluation service. Graduates or former students of Saint Leo University do not need to submit transcripts if they have been previously been submitted and are on file. Download Transcript Request Form.
  4. Professional Recommendation
    Arrange for one professional recommendation from your supervisor or pastor in ministry that can be completed on forms you can download here . Download Professional Recommendation Form.
  5. Statement of Professional Goals
    Statement of Professional Goals- Submit a written statement of 250 words or more that outlines how your educational and career goals match Saint Leo University's program.
  6. Financial Aid & Payment Options
    Determine how you plan to pay for the program. If using Financial Aid, complete the FAFSA online. It is in your best interest to complete the financial aid process as early as possible.

Completed applications will remain active for up to two years. Conditional admission as a non-degree seeking student may be granted only for up to six semester hours of graduate work.

Application, letters and transcripts can be sent to:

Director of Graduate Admission - MC2248
Saint Leo University
P.O. Box 6665
Saint Leo, FL 33574-6665
grad.admissions@saintleo.edu

International Students

Applications from non-U.S. citizens are accepted as long as they are able to show a financial ability to pay, meet all of the academic requirements for admission, and have taken the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). All international students whose native language is not English are required to submit the TOEFL with a minimum score of 550 (paper-based test) or 213 (computer-based test) or 80 (Internet-based test). Applicants holding an undergraduate degree from an academic institution within the United States, an English-speaking country, or from an institution where the language of instruction is English are not required to take the TOEFL examination.