Application Forms

The Graduate Catalog describes prerequisites that must be met for application to the PhD program. Interested persons should note the minimum requirements for master's degree, grade point average, and GRE verbal and analytical writing scores before submitting application materials.

The application deadline for the Spring 2023 semester is Thursday, September 1, 2022. All application materials and official GRE scores are required for qualified applicants to be considered for entrance.

Application forms may be downloaded from the links below. Completed forms should be mailed to 

New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary
Office of Research Doctoral Programs
3939 Gentilly Blvd.
New Orleans, LA  70126

For further information or assistance, please contact us by e-mail at or by phone at 1-800-NOBTS-01, ext. 8010 or 504-816-8010. Our fax number is 504-816-8039.

Application Materials

Print, complete, and submit all of the following items, master's-level research paper, and transcripts. Students currently enrolled in course work at NOBTS should call the Office of Research Doctoral Programs regarding submission of transcripts.

Students who hold a master's degree but need no more than one year of additional leveling courses may apply for PhD preresidency by selecting this option on the application form. PhD preresidents can request scholarships and campus housing with no minimum hour requirement. The master's-level paper and GRE scores are not required for application to the preresidency program.

Applicants for preresidency with a GPA of less than 3.26 must demonstrate potential for research doctoral studies through a combined score of "0" or higher on the three components of the PhD Likert table (GPA,GRE Verbal, and GRE Writing score).

To be considered for the residency stage of the PhD program, preresidents must submit all remaining application items by the February 1 or September 1 PhD application deadline of their final semester of leveling. Applicants must meet the minimum Likert score requirements (GPA and GRE) as listed in the Graduate Catalog. Acceptance into the preresidency program does not guarantee acceptance into the PhD program.


Each applicant also must complete a Criminal Background Check by following the link below, and results must be available before the Doctoral Admissions Committee can consider the applicant. The background check fee is payable online to CastleBranch. 

See the Doctoral Fellowship Program page for information on applying for a four-year fellowship.

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