How to get into seminary school?

by Jun 28, 2023

So you want to go to seminary

Do you feel called to a ministry vocation or a faith based academic career? Seminary is one of the first big steps to get there.

In this post, we’re going to look at what it takes to get into seminary, so you can make sure you’re prepared ahead of time.

While each seminary may have different requirements, here are some general steps for getting into seminary school:


Start by researching different seminaries and their programs to find a good seminary that fits your interests and goals.


Check the seminary’s website or contact their admissions office to find out what prerequisites you need for admission. Most seminaries require a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution. Some may also require specific courses, such as biblical languages.

Here is BMATS’ application requirements.


Complete the seminary’s application form and submit any required documents, such as transcripts, essays, and letters of recommendation.

Entrance Exams

Some seminaries may require you to take entrance exams, such as the GRE or the MAT.


Seminaries may also require you to participate in an interview, either in person or online.


Once you have completed the application process, the seminary will notify you of their decision. If you are accepted, you will receive an acceptance letter outlining the next steps.

It’s important to keep in mind that each seminary may have its own unique requirements and application process. Be sure to check the seminary’s website and contact their admissions office for specific details and guidance on how to apply.

If you are interested in attending BMA Theological Seminary, here is our admissions information.

Want to know more about seminary? Check out our Ultimate Guide To Seminary.



Ready To Take The Next Step?

If you’re interested in learning more about our degrees at BMATS, you can contact us and we will be happy to answer any questions you have about pursuing a religion degree.