Application Checklist

Application Checklist

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All Applicants

Master's, Doctoral, and Graduate Certificate Applicants (Additional Steps)

  • Autobiographical Statement - Please follow the directions for the specific program to which you are applying by downloading and reviewing the instructions.  Doctor of Ministry students should send their statement to    

  • Two Recommendations - One must be completed by a pastor.  Recommendation forms are included in the .pdf application packet or can be completed and submitted online (Master's Reference; Doctoral Reference).  

    Please note: recommendations from immediate members of your family will not be accepted.  Sioux Falls Seminary also reserves the right to request additional recommendations if needed.

  • Official Transcripts - Official transcripts in sealed envelopes are required and must be sent from all undergraduate and graduate institutions attended.

  • Interviews - M.A. in Counseling and Doctor of Ministry applicants will be interviewed as part of the application process.  Interviews with faculty members may be requested prior to admission to other degree programs as needed.

Doctor of Ministry Applicants (Extra Additional Steps)

  • Academic Writing Sample - Submit an original 15-20 page paper or use a previously written one from your M.Div. studies.  The paper should represent your best quality of research and writing and, if possible, be on a subject in your proposed area of concentration.  It should include proper citation of references in parenthetical or footnote style.

  • Ecclesiastical Endorsement Form - Download and return the completed form to Sioux Falls Seminary.

Spiritual Direction, Certificate in Christian Ministry, and Certificate of Completion Applicants (Additional Steps)

  • Two Recommendations One must be completed by a pastor.  Download and distribute the .pdf Reference Form and ask those who are giving you recommendations to return them to Sioux Falls Seminary, Attn: Enrollment Management, 2100 S. Summit Avenue, Sioux Falls, SD 57105.