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/AMarch 1
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.

Offers of admission for the MDiv, MRPL, MRL, MTS, ThM and Non-Degree programs are made on a rolling basis. When an application is complete, it will be reviewed by the Admissions Committee. Normally, a decision will be reached within four weeks. Offers of admission for the DMin program are released no later than May 1 each year.