Welcome to the master’s degree admissions process for Passion Global Institute, in partnership with Dallas Theological Seminary. This is a significant step in your journey toward the plans and purposes God has for your future. Passion Global Institute requires an online application and supplemental documents for admission to its programs. Please see the information below to get started.



  1. Complete an online application.
  2. Send in transcripts and all needed materials listed below.



Once all of your items are received, the PGI Admissions Committee will evaluate your application. Generally, this process takes 3-4 weeks, during which you can check the status of your application anytime.



Individuals applying for a PGI Master’s Degree program are encouraged to complete their application 6 weeks prior to the start of the semester for which they wish to begin. Once this date has passed, please email [email protected] to discuss application options.



For the full application, the following credentials and materials must be submitted:


Character references:

In your application, you will be asked to provide the names and email addresses of three individuals who know you well but who are not related to you (including in-laws). The first must be a pastor (if you attend a large church, this can be an associate/staff pastor). The second should be a college professor (if currently enrolled in college or recently graduated) or a business/professional acquaintance. The third can be anyone who knows you well. Once your application is processed, we will email each reference a form to complete online.


Church reference:

In your application, you will be asked to provide the name and email address of a church official who can confirm your regular participation in good standing. (Note: This is in addition to the reference from a pastor.)


Official transcripts from all colleges and universities where you earned 12 credit hours or more:

Final approval for admission is contingent on receiving an official transcript verifying conferral of the qualifying degree. An official transcript is one issued by the college, sealed in an envelope, signed across the envelope and sealed by the school's registrar.


Demonstration of English proficiency:

Applicants for whom English is not their native or birth language must submit scores for the TOEFL. View more information about this requirement.


Assessment test scores:

Scores from either the GRE or MAT are required as evidence of academic aptitude when: (1) the pre-seminary academic record is weak (a cumulative GPA of less than 2.5 on a 4.0 scale), or (2) the applicant does not hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution. Students who wish to pursue the MBTS degree must have a baccalaureate degree.




A word on assessments:

The GRE General Test is administered across the United States and Canada. The institutional code for reporting scores to the Seminary is R6156.

The MAT is administered at colleges and universities throughout the United States.

Either assessment is acceptable for the purpose of the application evaluation.


How we evaluate:

As an applicant, you will be evaluated on the basis of (1) your academic records, (2) the extent and quality of involvement in Christian service, (3) your apparent gifts and potential for placement into Christian ministry, and (4) the assessment of your references.

Admission is not approved until barriers to future ministry placement have been dealt with, including not only emotional, financial and personal stability, but also issues of character, behavior and lifestyle. Applications are evaluated on receipt of all necessary information.

Completed application files are reviewed by a faculty committee, and if approved, applicants are notified in writing of their approved application.