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M.A. in Biblical Studies Admission Requirements

Applying to the Wheaton College Graduate School

Learn more about the admission requirements and application deadlines for the M.A. in Biblical Studies at the Wheaton College Graduate School.

Application Deadline Information

The M.A. in Biblical Studies program reviews completed Summer Semester applications on a rolling basis.

International Applicants

The formal application deadline for all international applicants is January 1st.

United States (Citizen, Permanent Resident, National) Applicants

The M.A. in Biblical Studies program will continue to review completed Fall Semester applications after June 15th on a rolling basis. Please note that decisions after the June 15th date are dependent upon the availability of remaining spaces. We encourage following the deadlines below to enhance your application experience.

Early Action Application: Apply by November 15th to receive an admissions decision by December 6th

Priority Application: Apply by January 15th to receive an admissions decision by February 5th

Regular Application: Apply by March 15th to receive an admissions decision by April 6th

Final Application (decisions after this date dependent upon availability)Apply by June 15th to receive an admissions decision by July 6th

The M.A. in Biblical Studies program reviews completed Spring Semester applications on a rolling basis.

Requirements for All Applicants

  • Bachelor's Degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
  • Minimum GPA: 2.75. 
  • Application Form, which includes three essays.
  • Official Transcripts from all colleges. Separate transcripts required from each school, even if it was for only one credit, and even if the credit appears as transfer credit on another transcript.
  • Three Recommendations: Academic, Pastoral (or other Christian leader), and Professional.
  • Resume, chronological. Include ministry experience.
  • Signed Statement of Veracity, Statement of Faith, and Community Covenant.
  • $30 non-refundable application processing fee.


International Students

International students, and permanent residents of the US whose native language is not English, are required to take either the TOEFL iBT Test,  IELTS Academic Test or Duolingo English test with the minimal scores indicated below:

TOEFL iBT Test: 80 with at least 18 in each category

IELTS Academic Test: 6.5 with at least 6.0 in each category

Duolingo English Test: 105

Applicants who wish to waive their English proficiency test, please refer to the English proficiency page for details.

An International Transcript Verification Report is needed for students who completed degrees outside of the United States.

M.A. in Biblical Studies

Learn more about the program and the School of Biblical and Theological Studies.