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    Capital Seminary and Graduate School
  Nov 21, 2017
May 2015 - April 2016 Capital Seminary and Graduate School Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Application Process - PhD in Biblical Studies

In order to complete an application to the PhD in Biblical Studies program, the applicant will need to perform the following tasks.

  1. Complete the Online Application Form or request an Application Packet from Adult Learner Services by email, by phone at 866.275.8720 or 717.560.8297, or by mail at Capital Seminary and Graduate School, 901 Eden Road, Lancaster, PA 17601-5036. Request a PhD pre-application.
  2. Submit Additional Documents.
    •  Transcripts from all post-secondary school attended
    •  Writing sample
    •  Five Confidential Reference Forms (two academic, two character, one pastor, using the Recommendation for Admission Form.)
    •  Employer Approval Form
  3. Complete Standardized Testing.
    •  Take and submit official test scores for the GRE or MAT.
    •  Applicants whose first language is not English must also submit scores for the Test of English as a Foreign Language exam (TOEFL).
  4. Create and submit a Personal Vitae.
    This vitae should include in the following order:
    •  A brief description of your previous academic studies
    •  A brief description of your rationale and goals for pursuing research doctoral studies
    •  A brief description of areas of research you might be interested in exploring during your doctoral studies
    •  A list of writings you have published, if any
    •  A detailed description of your current occupational responsibilities
    •  Identify and explain the ministries in which you are currently are engaged. Provide a detailed listing of previous ministry experiences indicating the significant tasks and leadership responsibilities, if any.
  5. Pay the $40 non-refundable application fee.
    Pay with credit card by calling 717.560.8254 or mail a check, payable to Capital Seminary and Graduate School, to 901 Eden Road, Lancaster, PA 17601.
  6. Interview and Field Essay.
    All applicants must come to the Greenbelt site for an admissions interview. While there, applicants will be asked to write a field essay on a topic related to biblical/theological studies. Applicants must bring a laptop computer for writing the essay.