Master's Degree - Online

Master's Degree - Online

Application Requirements for Online Learning Communities (OLC)

Before your file can be reviewed by the admissions committee, it must contain:

  • Application and Supplemental Application Form
  • Non-refundable $40 Application Fee
  • Three recommendations as indicated on the application using the forms provided
  • An official transcript from each college, university, or seminary attended. (If a baccalaureate program is in progress, a final transcript indicating receipt of the degree must be furnished before the applicant may matriculate.)
  • Completed Applicant Admission Statement
  • Current Professional Résumé

Application Deadlines

  • Now accepting applications for fall 2014. Applications will remain open until space is filled.
  • November 1st for SPRING (January) admission consideration
  • April 1st for SUMMER (May) admission consideration

We use a rolling application process. You are welcome to apply now for a starting date next semester.

How To Apply

  1. Apply Online: Create an account with a username and password and complete the Seminary application online here. Submitting the online application will require a $40 nonrefundable application fee. We encourage students to apply online to expedite processing, but a PDF version of the application is also available online here
  2. Official (Unopened) Transcripts: Order official transcripts from every regionally accredited college or university where you completed even a single course.  Transcripts should be sent to the address below:
Office of Admissions
George Fox University
12753 S.W. 68th Ave.
Portland, Oregon 97223
  1. Three References: Please download fillable reference forms and carefully follow directions included in each form.
  2. Résumé: Email a copy of your professional résumé to
  3. Admission Essay: Two to three pages, double-spaced, addressing prompt included in the application. Submit essay online or to
  4. Optional: Apply for federal student aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The George Fox University school code is 003194. Full-time students are encouraged to ask for scholarship application forms. Eligibility depends on the number of credits taken, grade point average, and need. Aid is calculated after you have been accepted. Contact Student Financial Services for more information.

Once Your Application is Complete

The admissions committee will review your complete application file and invite qualified applicants to a phone, personal, or group interview. Following the interview, the committee will notify applicants of its decision to admit, deny, or defer admittance into your program of choice.

After Acceptance

If you are admitted to the George Fox Evangelical Seminary, then you are required to submit a $200 enrollment deposit by the date provided by your admissions counselor. This deposit guarantees your place in the program and typically covers the graduation fee applied to your student account in the last semester of your degree program. Please review the Student Financial Services page concerning the Enrollment Deposit. Online Learning Community (OLC) are also required to participate in Threshold. 

Threshold 2014

Orientation Event for the Online Learning Community (OLC) Cohort 2014

This is a mandatory three-day event for online learning community students entering the Master of Divinity, Master of Arts in Ministry Leadership, Master of Arts in Spiritual Formation degree programs Fall 2014.

The schedule for the Threshold is as follows:

Tuesday, August 19 1pm - 8pm
Wednesday, August 20,  8am - 8pm
Thursday, August 21, 8am - 4pm

Contact Us

Contact your admissions counselor for more information about the Master of Divinity program: