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 Fall 2021 semester is Monday, February 1, 2021. 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. PhD preresidents can request scholarships and campus housing with no minimum hour requirement. Personal references and health and immunization forms are not required for preresidents taking online courses only, and GRE scores are not required until the preresident applies for the PhD program during the second semester of leveling. Applications for preresidency are due to the ReDOC office no later than one month prior to the beginning of the first semester of leveling.

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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