Know Before You Apply
As you prepare to join the NYTS family rest assured that you are joining generations of Christian leaders. This seminary has transformed students from the 1900’s to the present.
Our aim has always been to provide the highest academic standards with the most spiritually rewarding experience. For over a century, New York City has provided the urban ecology in which students were trained and sent to serve. We welcome you to join in that legacy.
How to Apply
Thank you for your interest in New York Theological Seminary’s programs. As you prepare to join the NYTS family, rest assured that you are joining generations of faith and thought leaders. NYTS has transformed students from the 1900s to the present, and for over a century, New York City has provided the urban ecology in which students were trained and sent to serve.
Our aim has always been to provide the highest academic standards with the most spiritually rewarding experience. We welcome you to join in that legacy!
NYTS Application Form
Please note that in addition to the application found here, each program has its own admission requirements. Please check the website for the program you are applying to for the requirements.
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General Application Requirements:
- Online Application and Fee
- Complete an essay following the instructions on the application checklist.
- Official Transcript(s) of all undergraduate and graduate work.
- Three letters of Recommendation-Academic, Ministerial & Professional.
- Proof of Identity (state-issued driver’s license, state identification card, or passport).
- TOEFL Score (if English is not your first language)
- Financial Aid-Complete a FAFSA and NYTS Scholarship Application (To complete these applications please see financial aid on the website).
- The admissions committee requires that all transcripts from institutions from outside of the United States or Canada be sent to a professional transcript service for a course-by-course evaluation.
Non-Degree Certificate Programs
- Online Application and Fee
Statement of Non-Discrimination
NYTS reaffirms its long-standing policy of non-discrimination. The Seminary is an academic institution that, in compliance with federal, state, and local laws, does not engage in illegal discrimination on the basis of race, color, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, marital or parental status, citizenship status, veteran status or disability in its educational program and activities, including employment, or in admission to programs or activities. Additionally, it is the policy of NYTS that all actions within the Seminary toward students and employees will be based on performance-related criteria. Attitudes and preferences of individuals that are personal in nature, such as private expressions or sexual orientation, will provide no basis for judgment related to such individuals.
Become A Change Maker
Whatever your calling may be, NYTS is prepared to equip you for it.
If you want to be a part of a diverse & inclusive community NYTS is the place for you.Read Full Testimonial
Welcome to New York Theological Seminary!
We are excited about what God is doing in the life of NYTS and I am honored to serve as the 12th and first woman President.
The more I learn about the history and service of NYTS, the more I appreciate the unlimited possibilities of our bold future. For over 120 years, NYTS has been a sacred space dedicated to providing a relevant theological education that prepares men and women to serve humanity.
Through the creative collaboration of students, faculty, staff, alumni and trustees, we have begun to reimagine what NYTS represents in our community and our world. While political turmoil, social upheaval, and economic crises narrate our current reality, NYTS continues to shine as a beacon of hope for those called to serve humanity.
Here at NYTS, we prepare students to be creative, innovative and relevant in their ministry context. We promote deeper engagement and authentic relationships with the Creator and all of creation. You will encounter a relevant and rigorous theological education that is accessible, inclusive and transformative. These sacred experiences will encourage you to evolve in your theological understanding, and help you to realize your unlimited potential.
If you want to be a part of a diverse and inclusive community of learners acquiring the resources, tools, and strategies for effective leadership, NYTS is the place for you. If you are seeking to be prepared to engage in prophetic and transformative ministry, NYTS is the place for you. If you are seeking to lead an organization that promotes love and respect for the Creator and creation throughout the world, NYTS is the place for you. We are committed now more than ever to prepare faith and thought leaders to engage, relevant, restorative, and revolutionary ministry and our graduates leave NYTS equipped with the knowledge and skills necessary to be leaders and thinkers in today’s world.
We invite you to learn more about us by participating in our upcoming events, exploring our website, and engaging with us via our social media channels. I look forward to welcoming you to our NYTS family as we honor our bright past and embrace our bold future.