3 REASONS TO ATTEND PAYNE

Student LIFE

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Student Life

The low student-teacher ratio in the residential program facilitates meaningful interaction between teachers and students at Payne Theological Seminary. Each student is assigned a faculty advisor who assists the student with decisions about course selections and course loads as the student matriculates through the degree programs.  The Financial Aid Office and the Business Office help the student with decisions concerning finances.

SPIRITUAL LIFE

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Spiritual Life

Chapel services are planned by a Chapel Committee led by a faculty person.  All members of the seminary community are encouraged to participate in chapel programs.  Distinguished preachers and scholars from outside the seminary community are invited to participate in these programs. The chapel is open on a regular basis for prayer.  Students often lead these moments.  Members of the seminary community are encouraged to avail themselves of these opportunities for prayer, personal devotions, and spiritual centering.  The Chapel of the Living Savior is the setting for these spiritual activities.

CAMPUS LIFE

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Campus Life

The seminary believes that spiritual formation involves community.  The institution encourages all members of the seminary community to participate in campus activities, e.g., Founder’s Day Activities, Commencement Activities, and other social events.  On-line students are required to do residence courses.  Most of these are done on campus. Administrators and faculty are intentional about planning social activities when on-line students are on campus for courses.  There is a code of conduct that emphasizes respect for all persons and their personal property.  It is expected that all members of the seminary community observe this code.

Admission Process

CRITERIA FOR ADMISSION

MDiv Admissions:
Students need to complete the paper application or the online application at www.payne.edu, www.paynesonisweb.com. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Admissions Office at 937.376.3946, ext. 222.

In addition to the application, there is a $50 application fee, which can be mailed in the form of a check, money order or paid by credit card over the phone by calling the Business Office at 937.376.2946, ext. 205.

An official transcript from undergraduate and graduate institutions attended.

Three (3) letters of recommendation – one from the applicant’s pastor or denominational official and two (2) from other persons, preferably college professors, who are familiar with the student’s academic ability. For students who have been out of school for more than five (5) years, one of the letters should be from a supervisor at their place of employment or the equivalent.

A three page typed writing sample on the subject, “What Is The Value Of A Theological Education To Me?” Included in the essay should be the motives for entering the Christian Ministry and those persons, influences and religious experiences that led to choosing a church-related vocation.

MDIV

DMin Admissions:
3 years ministry experience, MDiv degree or equivalent.
Students need to complete the paper application or the online application at www.payne.edu, www.paynesonisweb.com. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Admissions Office at 937.376.3946, ext. 222.

In addition to the application, there is a $75 application fee, which can be mailed in the form of a check, money order or paid by credit card over the phone by calling the Business Office at 937.376.2946, ext. 205.

An official transcript from the institution where Master of Divinity degree was obtained.

Three (3) letters of recommendation – Someone who has supervised your work in the ministry; pastor or denominational representative and a colleague, a former professor, or other professional. A 750-1000 words, define your personal and professional goals particularly related to your current ministry context, and describe how the Doctor of Ministry degree will help you to achieve those goals.

DMIN

DEADLINES

Rolling Admission – Candidates for our MDiv program are invited to submit their applications to the Seminary anytime to be considered for admission.
MDIV
Candidates must apply by July 15th of each year for admission into the fall cohort.
DMIN

Steps

  • Apply
  • Acceptance
  • Register for classes
  • Start Classes
When you are ready to apply for admission to Payne Theological Seminary, you can apply online or download our application.

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DOWNLOAD – MDIV

DOWNLOAD – DMIN

Your application, references, essay and transcripts are reviewed by the admissions committee. Once you are accepted you will be notified via email by the Admissions Officer.
After you are accepted, you are able to register for classes. You will be contacted by the Registrar’s Office to discuss enrollment options.
Begin your journey at Payne Theological Seminary. You will be challenged and transformed. Our faculty and staff are here to help you during your educational experience here at Payne.

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FINANCIAL AID

Awards – Payne offers awards to outstanding students.  Please check with the Financial Aid Office for applications, criteria and deadlines for awards.

2016 List of Awards & Scholarships

Awards

Loans – Low-interest loans are available to students who are attending college at least half time. Repayment begins six months after you graduate or drop below half time. You must submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to gain eligibility for Federal loans. Annual Loan Limits for Subsidized and Unsubsidized Loans have been set by the federal government and are based on your dependency status and year in school.

Loans

Work Study – Students who are eligible for Federal Work-Study are able to apply for on-campus jobs. Eligibility for this need-based program is determined by the results of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Students earn wages and receive paychecks as part of their financial aid. At Payne, there are a limited number of on-campus jobs available each school year. Student-Worker Applications should be submitted to the Business Office.

Work Study
FASFA – https://fafsa.ed.gov/
Department of Education – http://www.ed.gov/
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STAFF

Ms. Althea Smoot
Admissions/
Community Relations Coordinator

(937) 376-2946 ext. 222
asmoot@payne.edu
OFFICE HOURS
M-F 9am to 5pm

Ms. Pat Copely
Financial Aid Office

(937) 376-2946 ext. 207
pcopely@payne.edu
OFFICE HOURS
M-F 9am to 5pm

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