Graduate Degree Application Form

Submitting this form and the required attachments is the first step in the application process. Please complete all sections of the application form. An asterisk (*) next to a field indicates a required field. 

At the conclusion of the form, please attach in PDF format your statement of intent and, if required, a writing sample. PhD, DMin, and MA applicants may also attach a curriculum vitae. Copies of transcripts may be attached as PDF scans or they may be sent to the GCTS by regular mail. (Official transcripts, sent directly by your previous educational institutions to us, are only required if you are admitted.) If you experience difficulty with the attachment function you may also send electronic materials to

Once you have submitted this form, please see How to Apply for information on how to submit the remaining required application materials (e.g. fee, letters of reference).

Please note that your application will not be considered until all supporting material, including the application fee, have been received by TST.

Financial aid must be applied for separately from this application for admission. Please contact the college you have selected on this form for financial aid information.

*Please do not enter information into this form in all-capital letters.*


Section 1: Personal Information

Please be sure to enter your full legal name (i.e. as it appears on your passport). Do NOT use all-capital letters.

Current Address
Permanent Address
Place and date of birth and citizenship status:

Please indicate in which city and country you were born. For your date of birth, the format for entering this information is "year-month-day" in numeric format. Thus if you were born on May 8, 1967 you would enter "1967-05-08." Your date of birth is used for administrative purposes only. It will not be considered by the Admissions Committee.

Please list all countries for which you hold citizenship (e.g. Canada, Nigeria, India)
Section 2: Program Information

You are required to choose one program at one TST college and to indicate whether you have applied to a TST Graduate Degree Program within the last two years. Please note that the ThM II in Pastoral Counselling is so longer open to new admissions.*

Please indicate which TST graduate faculty could serve as your thesis supervisor. You may list more than one, and may indicate order of preference. Note that thesis supervisors are normally drawn from a student's college of application.
Section 3: Academic Background

Please list your post-secondary education, starting with the most recent institution (count from year of convocation, or, for unfinished degrees, from last year studied). Please provide us with the name of the institution, your major subject, the years that you attended, the name of the degree or qualification sought, and, if applicable, the year the degree was conferred.

Post-Secondary Education
Most Recent Institution
Previous Institution 1
Previous Institution 2
Previous Institution 3
If you have attended more than four institutions, please enter the additional information in the box below, providing the same information as the above entries.
Practice of Ministry (DMIn Supplement)
Years in Professional Ministry
Ministry positions held:

Please list chronologically beginning with your current position.

Current Position
Previous Position 1
Previous Position 2
Previous Position 3
Please list any earlier positions.
English Proficiency
Research Languages

Please list all languages you have studied relevant to your research. Please review the appropriate handbooks for language requirements.

Section 4: Letters of Recommendation Requested From

Please indicate the names of the individuals from whom you have requested academic letters of recommendation.You are required to have two letters of academic reference sent directly to TST. Please briefly indicate their title (e.g. Dr. John Smith, Professor of Systematic Theology).

Section 5: Application Materials
Section 8. Questions or Comments; Questionnaire
Please indicate all that apply.
Files must be less than 3 MB.
Allowed file types: pdf doc docx.
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: pdf doc docx.
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: pdf doc docx.
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: pdf doc docx.
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: pdf doc docx.
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: pdf doc docx.