Graduate School of Theology and Ministry

Admission Requirements and Deadlines

Applications are now being received for full- and part-time studies. See below for application dates.

Important deadlines for Canadian and US students

All new applications should be completed and received by:

  • May 31 for the Fall Semester
  • August 31 for the Winter Semester
  • March 31 for the Spring/Summer Semester

If you have missed a deadline, contact the Director of Graduate Studies or Graduate Studies Admissions.

Deadline for International students

Due to processing times completed applications must be received by

  • March 31 for the Fall Semester
  • June 30 for the Winter Semester
  • January 31 for the Spring/Summer Semester

If you have missed a deadline, contact the Director of Graduate Studies or Graduate Studies Admissions.

Admission Requirements

Students seeking admission must be qualified to engage in graduate-level theological study.  Successful applicants will have completed a baccalaureate degree from a recognized university or college with a minimum average of 'B.

International students must meet country specific requirements, and English language proficiency requirements.

Advanced Standing

Students may be eligible for advanced standing if they have completed a four-year Bachelor of Arts with a major in Biblical and Theological Studies (or its equivalent) or courses at the graduate level.

Transfer Credit

Students may be eligible to transfer relevant graduate courses from other institutions.  The number of credits that can be transferred is limited by CMU's degree and residency requirements.

English Language Requirement

International applicants whose primary language is not English must also demonstrate proficiency in English by one of the following tests:

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL):  Minimum scores are as follows:  550 for the paper-based TOEFL, 213 for the computer-based TOEFL, and 80 for the Internet-based TOEFL.
  • Canadian Test of English for Scholars and Trainees (CanTest):  Minimum scores are 4.5 in reading and in listening, 4.0 in speaking and in writing.
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS): Min. score of 6.5 based on the Academic Training track.
  • Students may take Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) to demonstrate their English language proficiency. PTE Academic is a computer-based academic English language proficiency test designed to measure reading, writing, listening and speaking skills, as they are used in an academic setting. Canadian Mennonite University requires a minimum score of 59 on PTE Academic.

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