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Through this innovative program, you enroll at Trinity International University for two years of Pre-Seminary honors work and matriculate into Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (TEDS) for three years worth of coursework pursuing your MDiv. Similar to other academic programs with clear professional outcomes (pre-med, pre-physical therapy, pre-pharmarcy), the Pre-Seminary Honors Program acknowledges your call to ministry early in your academic life. The program is led by a faculty mentor who understands how rigorous this program of study will be, as well as the importance of spiritual and academic preparation.
A seminary education will place you in a community of Christ’s disciples, surrounding you with students, faculty, and staff who believe not only in the saving grace of God but also in your tremendous potential as his servant. Seminary offers you all the benefits of a rigorous academic program, with the added advantage of studying with fellow believers from all over the world. If you want to accelerate the time it takes from your high school graduation to receiving your MDiv degree, you can complete this program in five years.
Due to the rigorous nature of this innovative program, we ask applicants to meet the following qualifications: 28 ACT with a 3.5 high school (unweighted) GPA or a 25 ACT with a 3.75 high school (unweighted) GPA. Additionally, all applicants will supply a personal statement and a letter of endorsement from the applicant's local church, parachurch or church-related ministry. Admissions to the program will be screened by the Pre-Seminary Honors Admissions Committee, consisting of the Director of the MDiv Program (TEDS), the Chair of the Christian Ministries Department and the Faculty Mentor.
Trinity Evangelical Divinity School exists to serve the church of the living God by equipping servants for the work of the gospel of Christ worldwide. Within our community, you’ll be able to expand your understanding, explore different perspectives, ask tough questions, and experience relevant ministry — all deepening your faith and strengthening you for your calling. Learn more about TEDS.
By completing your MDiv in 5 years with the Pre-Seminary Honors Program, you will end up saving a lot of time and money. We want to help you succeed on your pathway to ministry, and we recognize that the cost of your education is an important factor in the equation. For this reason, every student accepted to the Pre-Seminary Honors Program is automatically afforded thousands of dollars in scholarships.
Download detailed financial information about the program.
What degree(s) will I earn?
You will earn a Master of Divinity (MDiv) degree.
Do I need a bachelor's degree?
No. The uniqueness of this program is that you will be able to enroll at TEDS without a bachelor's degree. Students must maintain a 3.3 Trinity GPA to remain in the Pre-Seminary Honors Program and then will apply for admission to the MDiv program during the fourth semester of the Pre-Seminary Honors Program.
What are the scholarship options?
There are some competitive scholarships available only for Pre-Seminary Honors Program students. You may also qualify for other scholarships, grants and financial aid. Download detailed financial information for the program.
What are my options if I am not accepted to the Pre-Seminary Honors Program?
Enroll at Trinity International University and pursue your undergraduate degree with an intentional goal of completing the requirements that would qualify you to pursue the AP MDiv.
What if I choose to continue my bachelor's degree rather than pursue the MDiv?
You can apply all of your Pre-Seminary Honors course work to the completion of a bachelor's degree program at TIU.
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