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Graduate Theology Application Process

step 1

Apply to the Newman University Graduate Program

APPLY ONLINE

$35 application fee applies

TRANSCRIPTS

Please request official transcripts documenting receipt of a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university (Master in Theological Studies: degree in any field; Master of Arts in Theology: degree in Theology, Philosophy, History or related field). Please have transcripts send directly to Newman University. 

Visit the school website(s) or use an online transcript request service such as the Student Clearinghouse or Parchment to request transcripts. Transcripts can be sent to GThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Note: If you are a Newman University graduate, you do not need to request your Newman University transcripts.

Step 2

Submit Application Documents for the Graduate Theology Program

RECOMMENDATION FORMS

Please provide (1) confidential letter of recommendation and mail it to:

Newman University
Admissions Processing
3100 McCormick
Wichita, Kansas 67213

-or- the person providing the recommendation may email the form to GThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

PERSONAL STATEMENT

A typed personal essay of not more than 700 words describing the applicant’s interest in Theology and reasons and goals for pursuing graduate study in this area. Please submit personal statement to GThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

WRITING SAMPLE – MASTER OF ARTS IN THEOLOGY ONLY

Provide an academic writing sample of approximately 8 – 10 pages demonstrating skills in critical thinking, logical argumentation and writing style from any field of study. For questions regarding this requirement, please contact the Graduate Theology program director Dr. Joshua Papsdorf, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

ST. MARIA DE MATTIAS SCHOLARSHIP

For those seeking a scholarship from the St. Maria de Mattias Endowment, a letter of recommendation must come from the applicant’s pastor.  Students from the Diocese of Wichita and Dodge City, Kansas, who are involved in any type of catechetical ministry, are eligible. For questions about this scholarship, contact Dr. Joshua Papsdorf (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST IN THE GRADUATE THEOLOGY PROGRAM