Admissions

Now that you know about Columbia Biblical Seminary, our experienced faculty and the programs we offer, apply today and join our diverse student body learning from a biblical worldview.

Our Admissions team is ready to assist you to get you on your way to earning your degree.

What You Need to Apply

  • Online Application
  • Application Essay (D.Min. applicants, follow these essay instructions.)
  • Transcripts (2.5 GPA required for Master's programs; 3.0 GPA required for Doctor of Ministry programs)
  • Reference Use the Applicant Reference Form to request a reference be submitted on your behalf. One church leader reference is required for most degree programs. This person should have known you for at least two years and should be able to speak to your Christian character and growth (family member or spouse may not be used). Additional references may be required for certain degree programs, refer to the application instructions.

In addition to the above, international applicants need:

  • Academic Transcripts validated through World Education Services. Request the WES ICAP credential package. If not in English, the transcript must be accompanied by an official English translation.
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Our TOEFL code is 5116.
  • Financial Certification
  • Completed Educational Background
  • Proof of Residency

Application Deadlines

When would you like to get started? Keep these deadlines in mind as you make plans to attend CBS.

   Seminary Application Deadlines

Semester Deadline
Spring 2018   December 1, 2017
Summer 2018 April 1, 2018                                               
Fall 2018 August 1, 2018

International Students

Semester Deadline
Spring 2018 November 1, 2017                
Summer 2018  March 1, 2018        

Online Only Application Deadlines

Semester Deadline
Fall 2017 Session 1: August 14; Session 2: October 9, 2017          
Spring 2018  Session 1: January 1; Session 2: February 26, 2018
Summer 2018 Session 1: April 23; Session 2: June 18, 2018

Financial Aid

You can apply for financial aid to help cover the cost of tuition. Graduate scholarships and grants are available for eligible students. You can also apply for federal aid, loans and grants by completing the FAFSA - Free Application for Federal Student Aid

How Much It Will Cost

All seminary graduate courses are $495 per credit hour.

2017-18 Seminary Fees
Other Fee
Application for Admission $25
Technology Fee $150 per semester

We also recommend budgeting approximately $220 in loan fees, $600 for books and supplies, $8,000 for room & board, $1,800 for transportation and $2,690 for miscellaneous expenses.