Apply to a Master Program

The information below provides instructions and details on how to apply to a Master program. Scroll down to start your application now!

All applicants must have a bachelors degree from an accredited institution with at least a 2.5 GPA.

Required Application Materials:

Application form – available online below.

Personal statement – can be uploaded or typed in the online application. Applicants are required to answer the following questions (1000 words maximum):

  1. Briefly describe your spiritual journey, including your leadership experience and/or your capacities for leadership.
  2. What are your educational and/or your vocational goals? What do you hope to draw from or rely upon to reach those goals?
  3. What in particular about ABSW (curriculum, community, people, offerings, and/or values) influenced you to apply?
  4. Select what you understand to be one of today’s most critical issues and reflect on it in terms of your own theological perspective

 

Three references – cannot be from a spouse or other relative of the applicant. Recommendations can be sent automatically through the online application or emailed to admissions@absw.edu. One reference must be from a pastor and two references can be either academic or professional.

Official transcripts from all schools attended after high school with at least one transcript showing you have been awarded a Bachelor’s degree.

Application Fee – please pay online, submit a check or a money order to American Baptist Seminary of the West.
$40.00 – Domestic Students
$80.00 – International Students

To pay your application fee online, please select which type of applicant you are from the drop-down menu, and click “pay now” to complete your payment.

Type of Applicant



Fill out this short form to start your masters-level application here:
(You should receive one email for verification and another email to open your application.)

For questions, please contact the Admissions Office at admissions@absw.edu or (510) 841-1905 ext 229.