Application Deadlines

We look forward to receiving your application and working with you through the admissions process. We are happy to discuss any questions you have. Contact us at the Office of Admissions.

Applications received by the priority deadline will be given optimal consideration for all Candler scholarships. Please note the application deadlines below and give yourself plenty of time to complete your application.

ProgramPriority DeadlineFinal Deadline
Master of DivinityJanuary 15July 15
Master of Religious LeadershipSpring: N/A
Fall: January 15
Spring: December 1
Fall: July 15
Master of Theological Studies (MTS)January 15July 15
Master of Theology (ThM)February 15July 15
Doctor of Ministry (DMin)N/AJune 15
Master of Religion and Public LifeSpring: December 1
Fall: July 15
Non-Degree StudentsSpring: December 1
Summer: May 1
Fall: July 15
ReadmissionSpring: December 1
Summer: May 1
Fall: July 15
Doctor of Theology (ThD)Candler School of Theology will not be
accepting applications to the ThD program
for the fall of 2016 or fall of 2017.

With the exception of the DMin and ThD programs, offers of admission are made on a rolling basis. As soon as an application is completed, it will be reviewed by the Admissions Committee. Normally, a decision will be reached within four weeks of completion.