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Corban University

Admissions Requirements

Admissions Requirements

  • Profess faith in Jesus Christ and live a consistent Christian lifestyle.
  • Have three years of ministry experience subsequent to the completion of your first theological graduate degree.
  • Be currently engaged in vocational ministry.
  • Have the ability to do post-graduate work.
  • Possess an earned Master’s degree that provides a sufficiently strong background in biblical, theological, and ministerial disciplines suitable for post-graduate ministry studies. (If you have questions about whether your Master’s degree qualifies, please contact Corban’s Admissions Office at 800-764-1383 or email
  • Be in essential agreement with the following foundational Christian doctrines:
    • That Scripture is inspired by God and therefore is authoritative and inerrant.
    • That the God of the Bible is the only true God.
    • That there is one God in three equal persons (Father, Son, Spirit).
    • That Christ is true God and true human.
    • That the human race is completely spiritually depraved.
    • That Christ died as a substitutionary sacrifice to atone for sin.
    • That Christ bodily rose again.
    • That salvation is received by faith alone in Christ alone.
    • That Christ will bodily return to the earth to reign.


Application Deadlines

Early Interview: December 1

Final Interview: February 1


Application Documents

1) Application

Submit an online application and $50 application fee.

2) Application Essays

Answer each of the following questions thoroughly in an essay format.

  • Explain how you came to know Jesus Christ as your Savior, including the Scriptural basis for your salvation and what in your life indicates that you are walking with the Lord.
  • What do you believe are the characteristics of an effective Christian minister/leader?
  • Relate your educational and vocational goals and indicate what you expect to gain from participation in Corban School of Ministry.
  • Relate any professional and/or lay ministry experience you have undertaken in a local church and/or parachurch organization.
  • Relate how you believe participating in the D.Min. will personally benefit your life and ministry. Include an evaluation of your strengths, weaknesses and limitations.

3) Transcripts

Send official transcripts from the institution awarding your graduate degree and from any institutions where you have taken subsequent graduate or post-graduate coursework.

4) Submit a graduate level research paper.

5) Submit three recommendations. One each from a ministry colleague, a board member and a friend. Please submit recommendations on the form provided:

Recommendation Form: Ministry Colleague / Member of Leadership Board / Friend

6) Submit one recommendation from a faculty member Please submit recommendations on the form provided:

Recommendation Form: Faculty Member

7) Submit one endorsement from your current ministry organization. Please submit recommendations on the form provided:

Ministry Endorsement Form

Your reference forms, admissions essays and resume may be submitted by email to, or mailed to Corban University Graduate Admissions.

Submit any hard copy application documents, including transcripts, to:

Corban University

Graduate Admissions

5000 Deer Park Drive SE

Salem, OR 97317