How to Apply

  • Complete the application and writing sample electronically (submit form below to Request an Application)
  • Send any transcripts you have earned
  • Return the application before July 1st, or before May 1, 2018 to receive a tuition discount

Reference forms

  • Send reference forms to four chosen leaders who know you well and can speak to your leadership, discipleship and character qualities
  • The completed reference forms are to be sent directly to MI by mail or emailing seminary@miseminary.com

What's Next

After MI receives the application and references, the applicant will meet with a representative of MI for an interview. The Master’s Institute will initiate the interview at the mutual convenience of applicant and MI representative. (Where distance prohibits an on-site interview, other arrangements may be made.)

If accepted to MI, a packet is sent to you:

  • Sign and return the Intent to Attend form
  • Sign and return the Disclosure Release form
  • Include the first tuition installment (see tuition policy – 75% refundable)
  • Include your Administrative and Technology Fees of $350
  • A background check will be completed after we receive the Disclosure form.
  • The student must complete the MMPI and Myers Briggs testing before school starts.
  • You are required to attend the pre-requisite classes the last week of August, the Fall Kick-off retreat September 4-5 2018, and the first full week of class following the retreat (first Thursday-Friday after Labor Day).

May God bless you as you continue hearing from the Lord on your journey. We are available to discuss any questions you may have. Applications will be kept on file for two years.

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT APPLYING

Who is MI Seminary Open to?

  • College graduates who want to change the world for Christ
  • Second-career leaders who feel called to make a difference for Christ (previous degree may not be necessary)
  • Leaders who want to pastor, plant churches, be missionaries, or vitalize an existing church or organization.

Can I transfer credits?

Credit from other graduate level schools may qualify to be transferred. They are considered on a case-by-case basis.

Do I need a college degree?

Younger students are encouraged to complete their college degree before applying. Second-career people who sense God leading them into some form of ministry and who demonstrate Christian maturity and leadership are welcome to apply with MI whether or not they have a college degree. Equivalencies for life experiences, leadership, and Christian service are considered.

What are the requirements for full time and part time students?

Full-Time Requirements: A Three-year seminary path

  • Completing 28 or more Seminar Credits/Year

  • Scripture Practicum – Three years: 5 credits/year

  • Leadership Training – Three years: 15 hours/wk

  • Spiritual Formation – Three years: includes mentoring, SF Group and SF curriculum

Part-Time Requirements: A seminary path to be completed in four to six years

  • Completing 10 or more Seminar Credits/Year

  • Scripture Practicum – Three years: 5 credits/yr

  • Leadership Training – Three years: 15 hours/wk

  • Spiritual Formation – Three years: includes mentoring, SF Group and SF curriculum

What is the cost for an MI Seminary degree?

Seminar Tuition and Fees for 2018-2019

  • Base tuition cost: per credit cost for 2018-2019 is $250 (We hope to reduce this number further as we move toward a per credit cost of $200 by the year 2020.)

  • Ministry Formation (Leadership Training and Spiritual Formation) and Fall Retreat are included in tuition

  • $350 Administrative and Technology Fee: Due August 1

Tuition Discounts:

  • Full-time students receive a $500 tuition discount

  • Early Registration discount: $250 (must be registered by May 1)

  • Spouses receive tuition at 50% the cost of either the full or part time program.
     

Are there online options for my education?

Yes! MI offers both online and on campus classes. Our goal is to prepare you to continue the ministry of Jesus in the power of the Holy Spirit while keeping you engaged with the culture and people in which you will be serving. Ask for more details.


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Tuition

Payment of the tuition is the responsibility of the MI student. Payments are made monthly or twice per school year. Ask MI about scholarships or other fundraising options.

Seminar Tuition and Fees for 2018-2019

  • Base tuition cost: per credit cost for 2018-2019 is $250 (We hope to reduce this number further as we move toward a per credit cost of $200 by the year 2020.)

  • Ministry Formation (Leadership Training and Spiritual Formation) and Fall Retreat are included in tuition

  • $350 Administrative and Technology Fee: Due August 1

Tuition Discounts:

  • Full-time students receive a $500 tuition discount

  • Early Registration discount: $250 (must be registered by May 1)

  • Spouses receive tuition at 50% the cost of either the full or part time program.

All Students will incur these costs in addition to the per credit cost.

  • $350 fee per year due on August 1st which includes admin costs, back ground checks, MMPI costs, technology, and classroom supplies.
  • Cost of Books = $400-$500/Full Time Year Average

There is no extra charge for these programs: Spiritual Formation (including Silent Retreat), Leadership Training, Independent Study Program (ISP) and Fall Retreat.

Make checks payable to: The Master’s Institute, 4000 Linden St, White Bear Lake, MN 55110. There is a bank service charge for checks returned for non-sufficient funds.

Refunds for early withdrawl: 75% of tuition paid is refundable up to the first day of class and is available upon written request. The $350 student fees (Admin and Technology) are not refundable.

Late Tuition Policy: Students who are not current with their tuition payments from the previous month will be allowed to file an appeal with the President before returning to class to present mitigating circumstances and request an exemption from the tuition policy. Students may be granted probationary status while paying tuition. See the Probation Policy for further recourse.

Referral Program: Seminary students who refer new students to the MI credentialed M.Div. track will earn 1 credit of tuition off their next semester’s tuition when the referred student is accepted and attends.