McAfee School of Theology

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Applicants for admission to the McAfee School of Theology at Mercer University are required to have a regionally accredited bachelor's degree with a liberal arts core or proof of an equivalent degree from a foreign university. Admission will be based on your total profile (undergraduate GPA, personal information you supply, letters of recommendation, and/or interviews). A minimum grade point average of 2.75 overall and 3.0 in your major is normally required. Ultimate approval of admission to the M.Div. or M.A.C.M. program is given by the Dean. The application deadline for Fall is July 1 and Spring is November 15.

For individuals who do not currently possess a bachelor's degree, but who want to obtain a graduate theological education, Mercer offers pre-theology education through the College of Liberal Arts in Macon and through Penfield College in Atlanta. For more information about these programs, contact Mercer's Office of Undergraduate Admission.

MDiv/MACM Application Process

We are glad you are interested in applying to McAfee.  Below are the requirements for applying.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask. 

  1. Biographical Information
  2. $50.00 application fee
  3. Four Typed Essays - (Questions are in the application)
  4. Three Letters of Recommendation
    1. Pastor
    2. Church Leader
    3. Professor / Supervisor
  5. Official Transcripts from all higher educational institutions previously attended
  6. Admissions Interview - the interview is the last phase of the application process.  We will be in touch with you about setting up a time and place.
  7. Background check (contact the admissions staff for more details)

*GRE or MAT scores are accepted but not required unless you are seeking to apply for Academic Research.   The GRE is required for those students.

Nondiscrimination Policy

Mercer University is committed to providing equal educational programs or activities, and equal employment opportunities to all qualified students, employees, and applicants without discrimination on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, disability, veteran status, sex, sexual orientation, age, or religion, as a matter of University policy and as required by applicable state and federal laws, including Title IX.  Inquiries concerning this policy may be directed to the Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Officer/Title IX Coordinator, Human Resources Office, 1400 Coleman Avenue, Macon, Georgia 31207, phone 478-301-2788 or contact, or in cases of Title IX concerns, these concerns may be referred to the Office of Civil Rights.