Application Process: Graduate Programs

In order to be considered for admission to the Neuhoff School of Ministry graduate programs, please provide the following items: 

A completed application form


Apply anytime using our online application form.

NOTE: You must complete the application without closing your browser in order for it to be received correctly by the Neuhoff School of Ministry.

Nonrefundable application fee of $50

Online applications will receive a discounted application fee of $25, payable via credit card at the end of the online application.

Paper applications will be charged a $50 fee (payable by check only).

Applications received without the fee will not be reviewed.

Official Transcripts from Colleges/ Universities Attended

  • An official transcript must be received directly from every institution attended, even if no credit was earned.
  • Transcripts issued to students are not considered official and will not be accepted.
  • Note: Transcripts from international schools must be submitted to Transcripts Research for evaluation and/or translation. For more information about submitting your international transcipts, visit

Three letters of recommendation

A completed recommendation form and a personal letter should be submitted by each of the following:

  • a pastor
  • a professor or employer, and
  • a lay leader who has taught or worked with the applicant in a ministerial context. Letters from relatives or friends will not be accepted.

Letters from relatives or friends will not be accepted. Letters of Recommendation can be mailed to the Neuhoff School of Ministry or sent via email to

Three brief essays and resume

 Applicants must sumit the following essays using our online essay and resume form:

  • Theological reflection essay (500 words) on a short reading selection
  • Autobiographical essay (500 words)
  • Statement of goals and objectives (500 words)
  • Resume

Reference the online form for details about each short essay.

International Students 

International students must provide the following for their application to be considered complete:

  1. Demonstration of English language proficiency, normally achieved by presenting an acceptable score of 80 (IBT) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or by holding a degree from an accredited English language college or university.
  2. Copy of the front of Permanent Resident Card (if applicable or, if you have filed the I-485 for a green card, a copy of the USCIS Receipt Notice)
  3. Confirmation of Financial Resources Form (F1 Visa holders only)
  4. Bank statement (F1 Visa holders only)

For more information on International Student Services, please visit:

Non-Degree Seeking Students

For those who wish to enroll in graduate level courses but are not seeking a degree: They should be over 21 years old and have completed an undergraduate degree. The non-degree seeking application and copies of all transcripts are required. Contact the Neuhoff School of Ministry at for questions and additional information on enrolling. If at any time they wish to become candidates for a degree, they must submit an application and accompanying documents for regular admission into one of the programs. Only nine credits earned as a non-degree seeking student may be transferred toward the degree.

Applying for Readmission

Students previously enrolled who have not completed a course for three consecutive semesters without completing a leave of absence request will be placed on inactive status and must apply for readmission using our online readmission form. Applicants are required to meet current admission standards and be in satisfactory academic and financial standing. Readmitted students are also required to meet catalog requirements current at the time of re-application, which may require taking additional courses and repeating courses previously taken. Readmitted students may lose previously awarded financial aid or transfer credits.

Online Education Disclosure 

Any student outside the state of Texas interested in our online classes and programs must read our UD Online Learning Disclosure and check with their state about authorization or licensure.



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