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Supplemental Items

Send in your reference forms and official transcript to finish the application process. You can mail these items to:

Corban University Graduate Admissions
5000 Deer Park Drive SE
Salem, OR 97317

Reference forms may also be faxed to 503-585-4316 or emailed to

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Admissions Requirements

Corban University is committed to delivering the highest academic standards with a foundation in the Word of God. We are dedicated to seeing you succeed personally and in ministry. Part of that success is finding the right place to complete your seminary training.

Successful candidates for the Master of Divinity or the Master of Arts in Christian Leadership will:

  • Profess faith in Jesus Christ and live a consistent Christian lifestyle.

  • Have the ability to complete graduate work.

  • Have completed a bachelor's or master's degree with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 from an accredited institution.*

  • 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 Requirements

  1. Submit online application and $50 application fee.

  2. Answer the following essay questions:

    • 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.
  3. Send official transcripts from the institution awarding your bachelor’s degree and from institutions where you have taken graduate coursework.

  4. Submit a resume that includes work experience, ministry experience and education.

  5. Submit three recommendations.  One each from a pastor, an instructor or an employer, and a friend. Recommendations must be submitted using the following recommendation 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


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