Search

Applying

For More Information

To apply for admission to any program of CDSP, you will need to complete the Online Application. This form is currently being revised in light of the January 31 announcement of our shift to a fully hybrid education model.

If you are interested in applying for June 2023 admission to our Hybrid MDiv or Hybrid Anglican Studies programs, please contact Michael Barham, director of student services & recruitment, at admissions@cdsp.edu or 510-204-0738 for more information and to register your interest.

The revised application form will be available in mid-February. Thank you for your patience during this exciting time for CDSP!

Online Reference Form:

Email this link to your 3 references.

Admissions Requirements

On January 31, 2023, CDSP announced that it would respond to increasing demand for online learning and flagging enrollment in residential programs to focus entirely on its low-residence Hybrid Program for MDiv and Anglican Studies students.

Admission Requirements per Degree or Certificate

  1. Online application
  2. Three reference letters
  3. Transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
  4. On-campus interview with a faculty member & Dean of Students (Skype interview for low-res & online students, Dean of Students interview optional)
  5. Submit a FAFSA indicating CDSP as their school of choice (optional). Find out more about applying for financial aid.
  6. Submit a CDSP institutional financial aid application (optional). Find out more about applying for financial aid.
  7. Submit an on-campus housing application (optional)
  1. Online application
  2. Two reference letters
  3. Transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
  4. On-campus interview with a faculty member & Dean of Students (Skype interview for low-res & online students, Dean of Students interview optional)
  5. Submit a FAFSA indicating CDSP as their school of choice (optional). Find out more about applying for financial aid.
  6. Submit a CDSP institutional financial aid application (optional). Find out more about applying for financial aid.
  7. Submit an on-campus housing application (optional)

Contact CDSP admissions.

Deadlines

Hybrid Programs (MDiv, CAS)
March 15 for priority consideration
April 1 final deadline

Housing for Summer Intensives
Further details provided upon admission

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Is the GRE required for admission to the Master of Divinity program?

No. The GRE is not required for admission. If you have GRE scores, you are welcome to include them in your application packet.

Is an undergraduate degree required for admission?

Yes. We do not admit students without undergraduate degrees except in rare occasions.

Can I transfer credit from current or previous university work?

Yes, in some cases. Coursework to be credited toward a CDSP program must be completed on the graduate level and cannot have been counted toward another completed academic program. For instance, if you completed an MA, coursework used to fulfill requirements for that cannot be applied to another degree program. If you did not complete the MA, then transfer credit may be an option.

Transfer credit situations are unique, so it is a good idea to discuss your plans to transfer coursework well ahead of beginning study at CDSP. To do so, please contact the Admissions Office at 510-204-0738 to discuss your situation.

What is a typical course load for a full-time student?

Full-time students typically enroll in four, three-unit courses per semester.

Can I attend part-time? How long does it take to complete a degree/program?

CDSP’s degree and certificate program may be pursued on a full-time or part-time basis. Call (510) 204-0738 or email the Admissions Office to learn more.

Do I have to be an Episcopalian or Anglican to enroll at CDSP?

No. Although many of our students are Episcopalians, others come from a variety of faith and cultural backgrounds.

What does CDSP do to encourage diversity?

CDSP strives to be welcoming to students regardless of their gender, race, ethnicity, culture, sexuality, political convictions, physical ability, and age. We are on a continuing journey to learn how best to do this, and how the community can become transformed by encounters with each other.

CDSP has welcomed students from many different backgrounds, including African-American, Native American, Hispanic, Chinese, Korean, Indian and Filipino. We can also accommodate students with physical disabilities. The gender ratio is about half female and half male, but that varies from year to year. CDSP does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of race, religion, color, ethnic or national origin, gender, gender identity, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, medical condition, veteran status, or age.

Visiting the Campus and Interviewing

How do I arrange a campus visit?

To arrange a visit or to find out more about See CDSP, please contact the Admissions Office via email or by phone at 510-204-0738.

Are interviews required for admission?
Interviews are required for all MDiv applicants. Interviews are encouraged for all CAS applicants.

There are two interviews: one by a faculty member and one by the Director of Student Services & Recruitment. Interviews consist of questions about academic and emotional readiness, vocational/study interests, and any special questions you have regarding seminary life.