Application Deadlines

We look forward to receiving your application and working with you throughout the admissions process.

Please note the application deadlines for each semester’s start and give yourself plenty of time to complete and submit your application. Questions? We are more than happy to talk with you at any time! You can always reach us at or (404) 727-6326.

Master of Divinity and Master of Theological Studies applicants who apply by the November 1 early action deadline can expect to receive an admission decision by December 15. Plus, you will still be considered for the Woodruff Fellowships and Dean and Faculty Scholarships in January and February.

Master of Divinity, Master of Theological Studies, and Master of Religious Leadership applicants who apply by the January 15 priority deadline can expect to receive an admission decision by March 1.

Spring admission is open to Master of Divinity, Master of Religious Leadership, Master of Religion and Public Life, and Non-Degree applicants who apply by the December 1 deadline.

Non-Degree applicants interested in summer admission must apply by May 1.

After the priority deadline and with the exception of the Doctor of Ministry program, offers of admission are made on a rolling basis, with decisions released monthly.

Priority and Final Deadlines

Priority and Final Deadlines Image
ProgramPriority DeadlineFinal Deadline
Master of DivinityJanuary 15July 1
Master of Religious LeadershipJanuary 15July 1
Master of Theological Studies (MTS)

January 15July 1
Master of Theology (ThM)February 15July 1
Doctor of Ministry (DMin)March 1July 1
Master of Religion and Public Lifen/aJuly 1
Non-Degree Studentsn/aJuly 1
Readmissionn/aJuly 1
Master of Divinity
December 1
Master of Religious LeadershipDecember 1
Master of Religion and Public LifeDecember 1
Non-Degree StudentsDecember 1
ReadmissionDecember 1
ProgramPriority Fall DeadlineFinal Fall DeadlineSpring Deadline
Master of DivinityJanuary 15May 15October 15
Master of Religious LeadershipJanuary 15May 15October 15
Master of Theological StudiesJanuary 15May 15n/a
Master of TheologyFebruary 15May 15n/a
Doctor of MinistryMarch 1May 15n/a
Master of Religion and Public Lifen/aMay 15October 15

Are you interested in readmission to Candler?

Please contact the Candler Office of Admissions and Financial Aid at or (404) 727-6326 for detailed steps on the readmission process.