Applications, Forms & Documents

If you are interested in pursuing a degree with us, download our application, and follow the checklist provided below:

Master of Divinity (MDiv) – Master of Arts, Theology (MAT) Application Form

  • Application and Application Checklist
  • If you are not applying to one of our degree programs, but would like to take classes with us, please fill out the following form, and submit along with it a $10 registration fee: Course Registration Form (print version) OR Register for Courses (online)
  • All application materials should be sent to the following address:
    New Theological Seminary of the West
    626 Foothill Blvd.
    La Canada, CA 91011

Doctor of Ministry Program Application

The Application form for the Doctor of Ministry degree can be located by clicking on this link:

Doctor of Ministry Application Form

Please be aware of the following:

  1. The application requests for academic background, church and personal references.  Please have these available when filling out the application.
  2. You will need to have ready your personal statement, which must be in .pdf or .doc format.  The Instructions are as follows:
    •  The Doctor of Ministry Program at the New Theological Seminary of the West, in partnership with New York Theological Seminary, offers women and men committed to turning faith into informed practice, the opportunity to explore and realize their calling in the church and in the world. Combining scholarship with skilled field experience, students should be able to ignite transformation to “make a difference” in the communities they serve with the gifts they bring to ministry. To begin this journey, you answer the following questions as clearly and succinctly as possible. Consider your response to each question in at least two paragraphs, so that readers can better grasp your hopes for ministry.
      1. Describe your faith journey and how you regard achievement of the Doctor of Ministry degree as a necessary component in that journey.
      2. How would you describe your sense of call?
      3. Describe your past ministries since completing your graduate degree, and as concretely as possible the nature of your current ministry.
      4. What ministerial competencies do you wish to work on and improve through this DMin program? In what ways do you believe these studies would be transformative?
      5. How do you anticipate evaluating your work in terms of what you hope to achieve so that you are able to measure the effectiveness of your ministry as time goes on?
      6. If there is one change that you would like to see in a person or in a group due in large measure to your ministry, what might that change be?
      7. What personal support and financial resources do you enjoy that will help you along the way?
      8. How much real time can you devote to working for the DMin? Describe how you might adjust/share your responsibilities to accommodate the time necessary to complete the DMin.



Current Students

If you have questions about application requirements, please contact Wayne Hopkins at the Office of Registrar at

Prospective students are encouraged to submit their application before the beginning of the school semester to receive priority scholarship offerings provided by the School. However, students can submit their application after the school year and will be considered for acceptance as space is available.  Available scholarships will still be offered to eligible students after the priority deadline.


Non-Discrimination Policy
Admission is available equally to all applicants without regard to race, sex, age, religious tradition, national origin, physical disability or sexual orientation. Admission is dependent upon the strength of the applicant’s academic record, personal qualifications, professional goals and a demonstrated commitment to learning in a theological community. Applicants with disabilities are requested to contact the Office of Admission as early as possible in order to alert the institution about disabilities for which they may want accommodations. Requests for reasonable accommodations will be considered on an individual basis.