Admissions

If you desire to be formed for a future of impact through ministry or therapy, you have come to the right place!

Since 1955, we have centered our education around the mission of Christ with the purpose of training leaders through our community of educators, pastors, therapists and students. Classroom-based academics, practical learning environments and a wide array of practicum opportunities combine to prepare you to successfully lead in an ever-changing world.

Life is busy, so we plan our courses to fit your schedule:

  • Traditional semester courses meet only once a week.
  • Evening, weekend and 5-10 day intensive courses are offered every semester.
  • Online courses are available for every program.

Admission Requirements

  • Strong commitment to and desire for Christian ministry and service 
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university (minimum 2.5 GPA; 3.0 for MFT program*)
  • Application form and fee ($90)
  • Personal profile statement
  • Three references from a pastor or other ministry leader, a current or former employer, and a friend or family member using the Seminary Reference Form (Please do not use a family member as the pastoral or employer reference.)
  • Writing sample from your undergraduate education (This can be any paper submitted for a letter grade regardless of subject.)

*Under special circumstances this requirement may be waived..

Additional requirements for the MFT program:

  • GRE test results
  • Answers to short answer questions
  • Additional course prerequisites (viewable on the MFT program page

International students, please check our International Applicants page for additional requirements and documents.

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Upcoming Admission Deadlines

June 16, 2014 – Application deadline for fall 2014 semester
October 1, 2014 – International application deadline for spring 2014 semester
November 24, 2014 - Application deadline for spring 2015 semester

Contact Us

Seminary Admissions Office
Telephone: 800-251-6227
Email: seminary.admissions@fresno.edu

Unclassified Students

Students may enroll in up to 9 units of courses for credit/audit at Fresno Pacific Biblical Seminary without being admitted into a degree or certificate program. This is considered an unclassified status.

The seminary subscribes to the laws of the State of California and the federal government pertaining to civil rights and equal opportunity. The seminary prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, age, sex, national origin, or handicap in recruitment, admission and employment of students.