Application Process

  1. Download, print and complete an application form. Only those who have been in ministry for at least five years may apply. (See Ministry Defined.)
  2. Complete the Undergraduate Portfolio Requirement.  Students must develop and submit an Undergraduate Portfolio with the application form to provide evidence of five or more years of post-high school, professional-level paid or volunteer work experience in a social service ministry or faith community. 
  3. Official Academic transcripts, educational records (sent directly from the issuing institution), or copy of high school diploma are to be submitted to the Office of the Registrar upon formal application.  Applicants must hold a high school diploma, GED or equivalent for all undergraduate programs.
  4. 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 or personal needs.  Ministry experience should be described in detail as part of this statement. 
  5. Two letters of recommendation are required for all degree programs. These letters may be from a professional colleague, former teacher, member of the parish, or ministry professional. One or both of the required letters of recommendation must verify five or more years of ministry experience.
  6. A non-refundable application fee of $65.00 must accompany the application.
NOTE: A completed application file includes the application form, undergraduate portfolio, ministry statement, two letters of recommendation, highest degree transcript/diploma and application fee.
Applications are accepted throughout the year.  Evaluation of applications takes approximately two weeks

Online Application for Admission Request

ALL APPLICANTS: CONTACT INFORMATION

UNDERGRADUATE APPLICANTS:

*Applicants must prepare an Undergraduate Portfolio and submit it with this application. A description of this requirement and a guide are available on the website.
Click or drag files to this area to upload. You can upload up to 15 files.
*Applicants must prepare an Undergraduate Portfolio and submit it with this application. A description of this requirement and a guide are available on the website.

ALL APPLICANTS: MINISTRY STATEMENT

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 or personal needs. Ministry experience should be described in detail as part of this statement

UNDERGRADUATE APPLICANTS: MINISTRY STATEMENT

Undergraduate Portfolio Requirement. Students must develop and submit an Undergraduate Portfolio with the application form to provide evidence of five or more years of post-high school, professional-level paid or volunteer work experience in a social service ministry or faith community. A description of this requirement and a guide are available on the website.

PREFERRED UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE PROGRAM (PLEASE CHECK ONLY ONE.)

Professional Bachelor's Degrees

P.R.I.M.E. Program Applicants

ALL APPLICANTS: EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

ALL APPLICANTS: PRESENT POSITION AND TITLE

ALL APPLICANTS: PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

Please list any professional memberships which are relevant to your application. (Spell out acronyms.)

ALL APPLICANTS: PRIVACY STATEMENT

Following an applicant's acceptance and activation at the GTF, certain information may be scheduled for release in the Foundation Footnotes monthly newsletter. If you would NOT like any of the below information about you to be released in the newsletter, please read, sign and date the section below. Information could include: Name/Title, City/State or City/Country, Degree Program, Degree(s) held, Educational institutions that granted degree(s), Professional position/field of work, and Professional membership(s). Note: The GTF does not trade, sell, or provide applications', students', or alumni's personal contact information to any third parties unless permission is granted by the applicant, student, or alumnus/a. If you DO NOT wish any of the above information to be published in Foundations Footnotes upon acceptance and activation, please provide your signature and date below.

ALL APPLICANTS: GTF STATEMENT ON ACCREDITATION

The Graduate Theological Foundation is an ecumenical and interreligious 501 (c)(3) non-profit educational foundation chartered by the State of Indiana. This charter provides that the GTF may offer programs and grant degrees in areas of ministry. The GTF also engages in the sponsorship of research, publishing of monographs and awarding of grants and fellowships. Our educational programs are highly respected internationally, and we hold continuing relationships with universities around the world. However, The Graduate Theological Foundation does not hold accreditation from a Department of Education approved accrediting agency. By signing this document as a part of your application, you are hereby recognizing the current status of GTF accreditation.

OPTIONAL STATISTICAL INFORMATION

Ethnic and Racial Background (Please select one or more of the following.)

ALL APPLICANTS: SURVEY

Please indicate how you were referred to the Graduate Theological Foundation (Check all appropriate boxes.)

ALL APPLICANTS: SIGNATURE

I confirm that all information I have provided in this Application for Admission is true and accurate to the best of my knowledge, information, and belief. I realize that it is my responsibility to review the website and materials from the Graduate Theological Foundation in order to understand all academic and financial requirements and policies.

Applications are reviewed within two weeks of receipt of all application materials.

Contact Information:

Graduate Theological Foundation 751 South Orange Avenue Sarasota, Florida 34236 Tel: 1-800-423-5983 (U.S. & Canada) Tel: 1-574-255-3642 (International) Email: information@gtfeducation.org Website:www.gtfeducation.org Facebook: www.facebook.com/graduatetheologicalfoundation
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