Mcafee School of Theology

Application for Admission

Please read all directions and checklists before completing the application. Complete and submit all application materials to

This application requires a $50.00 non-refundable fee. Applications will not be processed without this fee. Please mail a check or money order to

McAfee School of Theology
3001 Mercer University Drive
Atlanta, GA 30341

All applicants must complete a certified background check by going to and creating a username and password. Please enter: MR81 for package code. All reports are confidential. You may request a personal copy of your report from Castle Branch free of charge. Please send us a current resume/CV highlighting professional, academic, service, and leadership accomplishments. Submit an academic writing sample of 500-750 words on any topic (may be an excerpt); please include bibliography and citations and email it in an attached document to

* To which program are you applying?

* Expected Enrollment Date

Expected Course Load

Applicant Data

Name Called
Maiden Name
Permanent Address

Please provide a 9 digit zip code.
School Address (if different from above)
School Name
Street Address

Please provide a 9 digit zip code.

Do not use dashes (-)
* Citizenship * Are you a U.S. Citizen?    
  If not a U.S. citizen, are you a permanent resident?    
  If permanent resident, what is your alien registration number?
  * Is English your native language?    
  When does your visa expire?
  * Have you ever been charged with a crime?    
  Failure to disclose criminal activity may result in denial of admission to the McAfee School of Theology.
Applicants for whom English is not their native or birth language must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). This applies even to applications who are U.S. citizens.
Date when TOEFL was or will be taken

Ecclesiastical Data

Religious/Denominational Affiliation

List current and past involvement in your communities of faith (church, campus ministries, etc.) including any leadership positions held.

Academic Data

* College/University Attended * City/State * Expected Graduation Month/Year * Degree/Major * Overall GPA * Major GPA
What other names might appear on your transcripts?
* In your own view, is your academic record reflective of your scholastic ability?    
If no, please explain.

Reminder: One official transcript of your academic record must be sent by the registrar of each institution of higher education previously attended. Transcripts for former Mercer University students are on file in the Records Office, but must be requested by the applicant to be sent to the School of Theology.

Work Experience

List employment and military service. Omit summer and part-time work unless directly relevant to your educational goals.

You may also submit your resume to

Employer Location Inclusive Dates Kind and Level of Work

Personal Essay

Write an autobiographical statement of 1200-1500 words addressing the following topics
  • Give an account of your Christian pilgrimage.
  • Describe your commitment and call to ministry.
  • What are the ministry goals that have led you to pursue this degree (what kind of vocation do you envision for yourself)?
  • What factors have led you to apply to McAfee School of Theology for your theological training?
And email it in an attached document to


Ask three persons who know your qualifications and gifts for ministry to write recommendations on your behalf using the following recommendation form (you may make copies). List their names and contact information below.

Masters degree applicants are required to submit a recommendation form from a pastor, church leader, and a professor or supervisor; no recommendations from relatives will be considered. Be sure to fill out the information at the top of each form. These forms are to be sent directly to McAfee School of Theology by the recommender by post or email.

Reference/Recommender (download PDF)
* Name
* Position
* Name of Institution/Organization
* Address
* Telephone Number
* Email
Reference/Recommender (download PDF)
* Name
* Position
* Name of Institution/Organization
* Address
* Telephone Number
* Email
Reference/Recommender (download PDF)
* Name
* Position
* Name of Institution/Organization
* Address
* Telephone Number
* Email


I certify that the information provided in this application is true and correct to the best of my knowledge. I agree that, if accepted, I will abide by all the rules, procedures, and policies of the University, now and hereafter adopted, as set forth in the University Bulletin, the Code of Conduct for Students, and the Honor System. I understand that falsification or misrepresentation of information in any admission document is grounds for denial of admission or may result in dismissal from Mercer University.

Nondiscrimination Policy

Mercer University is committed to providing equal educational programs or activities, and equal employmen opportunities to all qualified students, employees, and applicants without discrimination on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, disability, veteran status, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, age, or religion, as a matter of University policy and as required by applicable state and federal laws, including Title IX. Inquiries concerning this policy may be directed to the Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Officer/Title IX Coordinator, Human Resources Office, 1501 Mercer University Drive, Macon, Georgia 31207, phone 478-301-2788 or email Nunn_M@Mercer.Edu, or in cases of Title IX concerns, these concerns may be referred to the Office of Civil Rights.

Statistical Data

The following data is requested for statistical reports. This information is not evaluated for purpose of eligibility for admission.



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