International Applicants: Union Presbyterian Seminary is no longer accepting applications for Fall 2023. International applicants who wish to apply for Fall 2024, may start an application after July 1, 2023.

You will not be able to access your application after it has been submitted. If you have already submitted your application, PLEASE CLICK HERE to access your applicant portal. There is no application fee.

Union Presbyterian Seminary has campuses in both Richmond and Charlotte. If you have not spoken to an admissions director regarding your interest in seminary, it is highly encouraged that you speak to Rev. Erin Burt (Richmond) or Rev. de'Angelo Dia (Charlotte) prior to beginning your application. Please email for more information.

Domestic Applicants


  • February 1: Priority deadline for M.Div., M.A. in Christian Education, and M.A. in Public Theology applicants
  • February 15: Th.M. (only available in Richmond)
  • March 15: Doctor of Ministry {The DMin program alternates campuses. The Fall 2023 cohort will be based in Charlotte}
  • May 1: Scholarship deadline for M.Div., M.A. in Christian Education, and M.A. in Public Theology
  • June 15: final deadline for M.Div, M.A. in Christian Education, and M.A. in Public Theology
  • August 15: Limited Enrollment and Certificate deadline for Fall classes
  • November 15: Limited Enrollment and Certificate deadline for Spring classes

Additional Materials:

In addition to this application, you will need to submit the following application materials as instructed on the UPSEM Apply Now page.
  • Criminal Background check
  • Personal Disclosure Statement: An email with a link to complete the personal disclosure statement will be sent after the submission of the online application. 
  • Official Undergraduate and Graduate school transcripts

International Applicants

International applicants requiring an F-1 visa are only eligible to apply to the Richmond campus. International applicants can ONLY apply to the M.Div., MACE, M.Div./MACE Dual Degrees program, and the Th.M. program. Online Applications are due on December 1st. All supplemental materials (TOEFL scores, official transcripts, references) are due on February 1st.

If you would like to request a TOEFL waiver, please contact the Richmond Director of Admissions, Erin Burt . Complete applications need to be submitted by November 1st to be considered for a TOEFL Waiver.

For SONIS application instructions, click here: UPSEM SONIS instructions.

Should you have any questions during your application process, please contact