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Program Prerequisites

Master of Divinity (M.Div., 3 years): Applicants must normally hold a prior earned Bachelor of Arts degree (B.A.) or its equivalent from an accredited or approved college or university. In some cases, students over the age of 30 without a prior bachelor’s degree may be awarded “life experience” as the basis for admission. CTH will accept up to 90 credit hours for this degree as transfer credits from other approved institutions, provided that the course work is comparable.

Master of Arts in Religion (M.A.R., 2 years): Applicants must normally hold a prior earned Bachelor of Arts degree (B.A.) or its equivalent from an accredited or approved college or university. In some cases, students over the age of 30 without a prior bachelor’s degree may be awarded "life experience" as the basis for admission. CTH will accept up to 45 credit hours for this degree as transfer credits from other approved institutions provided that the course work is comparable.

Master of Theology (Th.M., 1-2 years): Applicants must already hold a M.Div. degree or in some cases, a B.D. degree, or the nearest equivalent. The program assumes a graduate level of proficiency in Biblical languages, though a candidate may be admitted to the program on condition of further language study. Under normal circumstances, no transfer credits shall apply.

Certificate in Anglican Studies (1 year): Applicants are not required to hold a seminary degree. Applications are considered on a case-by-case basis.

Credit Transfer

Students transferring from other approved institutions of higher learning may be given appropriate credit for completed work, as determined by the Seminary Dean. Transfer credit may be accepted for comparable course work taken at an approved theological seminary or related graduate program in which the student has earned a grade of “C” or better. A written request for transfer credit should accompany the admission application. Such credit is decided on a case-by-case basis. All questions concerning the transferability of credit should be referred to the Seminary Dean.

Audit Policy

It has been CTH’s policy to offer one free course to any new student interested in just auditing CTH courses. This policy is handled on a case-by-case basis and at the discretion of the Seminary Dean.

Spouses of currently enrolled for-credit students may audit any course free of charge. If credit is desired, the spouse must complete the seminary’s application process and be accepted as a CTH student. In such circumstances, tuition for the spouse of a currently enrolled for-credit student shall be at the Audit Tuition rate then in effect, so long as both spouses are enrolled for credit.

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Application Requirements

  1. Download and complete the CTH application packet (PDF format or Word format).
  2. Request official transcripts from all colleges and/or post-secondary schools attended, to be sent directly to CTH Admissions (address below).
  3. Using copies of the form in the packet, request the following letters of reference to be sent to CTH Admissions:
    • one pastoral reference
    • one professional reference
    • one personal (non-relative) reference
  4. Send the following to CTH Admissions (address below):
    • completed application
    • an autobiographical statement
    • A non-refundable application fee of $50
  5. A personal interview may also be required.

All application materials should be mailed to the address provided on the application.

Requirements and Deadlines

Students may apply at any time throughout the year, and matriculate at the beginning of any course. However, early application and matriculation is strongly encouraged. A student applying for September must complete the application process by June 1 if possible.

Materials submitted by an applicant for admission purposes are not returnable to the applicant regardless of the admission decision. Also note that CTH does not release copies of such materials to a third party without written consent of the original sender.

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, gives enrolled students access to information contained in their student file for which they did not waive access. Applicants may waive the right to see reference letters and thereby assure complete confidentiality to the writers of their letters. This waiver is voluntary, and the recommendation form gives students the opportunity to state their choice.

Non-discrimination Policy

CTH admits students to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities of the school regardless of sex, race, color, national or ethnic origin. CTH does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admission policies, or other programs.

In addition, there is no denominational “test” for admission to CTH. Students from any faithful Christian fellowship are welcome. A variety of denominational affiliations enrich CTH’s institutional family, and each is respected.