To apply to the Graduate Program in Pastoral Ministries you will need to complete an online application and submit specific materials directly to the Program.
Non-U.S. Transcript Evaluation: Transcript evaluations are required for all international transcripts. Please note, transcript evaluations must include the degree equivalency and U.S. GPA equivalency. We recommend the basic course-by-course evaluation report. You will want to use World Education Services, Inc. (WES) to evaluate your transcripts. Please have the evaluation service send the evaluated transcripts to: Graduate Program in Pastoral Ministries at Santa Clara University with the address listed below.
English Proficiency Exam: TOEFL (score of 90 or above) or IELTS (score of 6.5 or above) are required for international students who completed their post-secondary education in a language other than English. TOEFL or IELTS may be waived if your Bachelor's (and Master's, if applicable) were completed at institutions in which English is the primary language of instruction. However, all applicants may be asked to provide further evidence of English proficiency as needed.
Two letters of recommendation to be mailed by the evaluators (please use our format found here) (pdf)
$50 application fee One time fee, whether beginning as a degree or a non-degree seeking student Make check payable to Santa Clara University
The program has a rolling admissions process. Early application submission is highly encouraged. Applications must be submitted and all supporting documentation received by the deadline date. Applications received after the deadline date will be considered for the following quarter admission.
2016-2017 Academic Year Application Deadlines:
The Graduate Program in Pastoral Ministries welcomes applicants from around the world; however, international applicants are not eligible to receive financial aid.
Note: International applicants are not eligible for financial aid.
The Graduate Program in Pastoral Ministries offers generous financial aid. To see requirements as well as find an application please visit our financial aid page.