Theological Studies in U.S. Contexts

The Theological Studies in U.S. Contexts Certificate provides students from outside the United States with an immersion in theological studies within the context of the United States.

Admission Criteria

Participants in this program must be current degree candidates in non-U.S. seminaries that have an established partnership (i.e. a Memorandum of Understanding) with Wesley Theological Seminary. Candidates will be selected and nominated by the Dean or President of the home seminary. Graduates of non-U.S. seminaries may be nominated for this program by the Episcopal leaders of their region, or other regional leaders. Candidates must supply all necessary paperwork for the I-20 in application for a visa as required by U.S. SEVIS regulations.

Applying for Admission

  1. Complete the Certificate Application in all detail
  2. Request that official transcripts from all junior colleges, colleges, universities, or seminaries you have attended be sent directly to the Office of Admissions
  3. Submit a letter of nomination from the Dean of the partner seminary
  4. Provide TOEFL (80 or better on internet-based) or IELTS scores (6.5 or better).

Admission Timeline

Prospective U.S. Contexts Certificate students must follow the same timeline and adhere to the same deadlines as all International degree applicants. Information on this timeline may be found on the International Student FAQ page.

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