Only those who have been in ministry for at least five years may apply. (See Ministry Defined) Applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree or equivalent for master’s programs and a seminary/graduate degree from an academic or professional institution for all doctoral programs.
Academic transcripts or educational records (undergraduate for master’s applicants and seminary/graduate for doctoral applicants) are to be sent directly from the issuing institution to the GTF administrative offices.
Applications are accepted and processed throughout the year. Evaluation of applications takes approximately two weeks.*
A ministry statement is required of all applicants. This statement should express the applicant’s own personal commitment to the program chosen and why the applicant feels it would serve his/her professional needs. Ministry experience should be listed as part of this statement. This is the central core of any application. For a definition of ministry, please Click Here.
Two letters of recommendation are required for all degree programs. These letters may be from a professional colleague, former professor, lay member of the parish, or ministry professional.
A non-refundable application fee of $65.00 must accompany the application or may be paid by visiting our secure payment website.
* NOTE: A completed application file includes the application, ministry statement, two letters of recommendation, highest degree transcript and application fee.