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. What is a challenge you have had to face in ministry and how did you face it? What were the implications of your decision?
      2. Please outline three to five specific ways that this degree will inform your ministry. Please include desired outcomes and why these are important for you and our world.
      3. For those who may be beginning ministry as a second career, how can your previous experience inform your ministry? What are some lessons learned and goals cast that can help you in your ministry context?
      4. Identify 3 to 5 specific needs in your ministry context. How can this degree help you to meet those needs?
      5. What is one major concern that you have with your current ministry, theological, or denominational context? How will this degree help to inform a response to that challenge?



Current Students

If you have questions about application requirements, please contact the Office of Admissions 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.