Application Deadlines

We look forward to receiving your application and working with you throughout the admissions process. Be sure to note the application deadlines below and give yourself plenty of time to complete and submit your application. Questions? We are more than happy to talk with you at any time! You can always reach us by emailing candleradmissions@emory.edu or by calling 404.727.6326.

Master of Divinity and Master of Theological Studies applicants that apply by the November 1 Early Action deadline will receive an admission decision and an initial scholarship offer by December 15. Plus, you will still be considered for the Woodruff Fellowships and Dean and Faculty Scholarships in January and February! 

With the exception of the DMin program, offers of admission are made on a rolling basis, with decisions released at the beginning of the month. If applicants submit their applications and accompanying materials by the 15th of the month, they can expect to receive decisions at the beginning of the following month.

Program

Priority Deadline

Final Deadline

Master of Divinity

January 15

July 1

Master of Religious Leadership

January 15

July 1

Master of Theological Studies (MTS)

January 15

July 1

Master of Theology (ThM)

February 15

July 1

Doctor of Ministry (DMin)

March 1

July 1

Master of Religion and Public Life

Fall: July 1

Non-Degree Students

Fall: July 1

Readmission

Fall: July 1

Program

Deadline

Master of Divinity

January 3

Master of Religious Leadership

January 3

Master of Religion and Public Life

January 3

Non-Degree Students

January 3

Readmission

January 3

 

Program

Priority Fall Deadline

Final Fall Deadline

Spring Deadline

MDiv

January 15

May 15

Spring Admission not Available

MRL

January 15

May 15

October 15

MTS

January 15

May 15

Spring Admission not Available

ThM

February 15

May 15

Spring Admission not Available

DMin

March 1

May 15

Spring Admission not Available

MRPL

N/A

May 15

October 15

Non-Degree Students

May 1

Please contact the Candler Office of Admissions and Financial Aid at candleradmissions@emory.edu or 404.727.6326 for detailed steps on the readmission process.