Application Process

St. Mary’s Ecumenical Institute follows different application procedures for Master’s and Doctoral level coursework.  Each process is outlined below.  If you have additional questions or need assistance with the application process, please contact:

Galen Zook
410.864.4203

Master Level Coursework

Click here to access the online version of our Masters application, which includes each of the steps below. The application does not need to be completed all in one sitting – you can save your progress along the way and return to complete it at any time.

You will need the following to apply for admission (with a few exceptions noted). We recommend beginning with the application and interview.

  • Application. All applicants must complete the Application for Admission and submit it along with a non-refundable application fee of $35. Click here to download a PDF version of the application form from the Forms page.
  • Interview. Most applicants must complete an interview with admissions staff or program director. (Recommended but not required for auditors and visiting students.)
  • Transcript. Most applicants must have an  official sealed transcript of a bachelor’s degree sent to the Admissions Office. See exceptions for visiting students, CAS, and certain others here. Transcripts can be sent electronically to Galen Zook or by mail to:       Office of Admissions, St. Mary’s Ecumenical Institute, 5400 Roland Avenue Baltimore, MD 21210-1994
  • Photograph and Identity Verification. All applicants must produce a government issued photo identification, and submit a recent photograph, or have one made during their admissions interview.
  • Criminal background check. All applicants must sign and return a Disclosure and Authorization to Release Information form allowing St. Mary’s to perform a criminal background check.
  • References. Applicants for a degree or the Certificate of Advanced Study require reference(s).

 

Doctor of Ministry Program

Click here to access the online version of our DMin application, which includes each of the steps below. The application does not need to be completed all in one sitting – you can save your progress along the way and return to complete it at any time.

You will need the following to apply for admission.

  • Application. All applicants must complete the Application for Admission and submit it along with a non-refundable application fee of $35. Click here to download an application form from the Forms page.
  • Interview. Most applicants must complete an interview with the Doctor of Ministry Program Director. 
  • Master of Divinity Transcripts. If you are applying for M.Div. equivalency please send official transcripts for ALL graduate coursework completed. Transcripts can be sent electronically to Galen Zook or by mail to:       Office of Admissions, St. Mary’s Ecumenical Institute, 5400 Roland Avenue Baltimore, MD 21210-1994
  • Photograph and Identity Verification. All applicants must produce a government issued photo identification, and submit a recent photograph, or have one made during their admissions interview.
  • Criminal background check. All applicants must sign and return a Disclosure and Authorization to Release Information form allowing St. Mary’s to perform a criminal background check.
  • Two Letters of Recommendation. Click here to access the recommendation cover letter.
    • One by a non-relative ministry peer or supervisor who knows your ministry situation well
    • One by any non-relative who knows the applicant’s character and abilities well