Graduate Admission Requirements

Please review the admission requirements for your program of interest before applying.


Candidate Selection

Doctoral Programs

Admission to doctoral programs is highly competitive and requires an interview after initial evaluation of the total applicant pool.

Master's Programs with Limited Enrollment

Admission to M.A. programs in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Biblical Exegesis, Biblical Archaeology, and the ELIC Partnership Program are somewhat competitive and requires evaluation of the total applicant pool.

Graduate Programs with Open Enrollment

Applications for all other M.A. programs and special-student status are evaluated on a rolling basis and do not require an interview.

Admission Requirements

Doctoral Programs



Biblical & Theological Studies

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Biblical & Theological Studies*



Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) in Clinical Psychology*



Master's Programs



Biblical & Theological Studies

Biblical Archaeology*

Biblical Exegesis*

Biblical Studies "part-time" cohort

History of Christianity



Christian Formation & Ministry

Christian Formation & Ministry


Evangelism and Leadership

Evangelism & Leadership

Missional Church Movements


Intercultural Studies

Intercultural Studies & Missions 

TESOL & Intercultural Studies



Clinical Mental Health Counseling*

Counseling Ministries

Marriage & Family Therapy*



Teaching (MAT)
Includes licensure in elementary or secondary education.


Accelerated Master's

Accelerated MA
For current Wheaton undergraduates only.


* Programs with limited enrollment.

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