Application steps:

  1. Fill out the online application by clicking here.

  2. We will call you, your references, and your ministry supervisor.

  3. We may request to have a copy of your official transcripts.

  4. Your application is presented to the faculty and Academic Dean for review.

  5. You are contacted via email (and phone if in the United States) regarding the admission decision.

The Pillar Seminary does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, theological perspective, sex, age, national origin, marital status, parental status, ethnicity, or disability in any form, nor does it condone, and will not accept, discrimination in any form. The Pillar Seminary seeks to create and maintain a positive educational and professional environment. In doing so, Pillar will openly communicate and educate our community about sexual harassment as appropriate to prevent its occurrence.

Admissions Requirements


The mission of The Pillar Seminary is to strengthen the local church by equipping and empowering its leaders. As such, the first requirement for admissions is involvement in ministry. Priority in admissions will be given to applicants in active full- or part-time ministry. Prospective students involved in volunteer ministry are valued and welcome, and encouraged to contact Nick Reuting, the Director of Student Development, for information about available slots (402-807-3060;


A baccalaureate degree is strongly preferred, but not required. An applicant for admission into the MDiv or MA program who does not have a baccalaureate degree, but who meets all other admissions requirements, or an applicant possessing a baccalaureate degree from an unaccredited institution, will receive provisional admission. After completing one year of study (Biblical Narrative 1-2 and Introduction to Contextual Biblical Leadership), and having an interview with a faculty member, the provisional admission may be removed after the student has demonstrated ability to do acceptable graduate work in individual and classroom settings.

Transfer Credit

Each student who brings transfer credits to The Pillar Seminary will have them reviewed by the corresponding department leadership. A student may be asked to provide a syllabus, to take a placement exam or to provide sufficient evidence of The Pillar Seminary course knowledge required for advancement.

If you have any questions about your application or the process please contact Nick Reuting, the Director of Student Development(402-807-3060;