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Andover Newton Theological School

Program Type:
Coverdell Fellows
Andover Newton Theological School
Degrees Awarded:
Doctor of Theology, Master of Arts (MA), Master of Divinity
Admissions Deadlines:

Fall Term (September to December) August 1st Winter Session (January) December 1st Spring Term (February to March) January 15th Summer Session (May 1st)

Admissions Cycle:


Program Start:
First day of classes
Program Founded:
January, 2012


The primary financial assistance for Coverdell Fellows will be a 30% discount on tuition. Additionally, merit awards and need based scholarships are available to qualifying students in addition to federal loans. Merit awards are valued up to $7,500 per academic year and require students to maintain a grade point average of 3.5. Merit award recipients must enroll as full time students.


Coverdell Fellows enroll as regular degree candidate, and complete a Field Education Placement as their required Internship. In conjunction with their theological study, Andover Newton students pursuing a Master of Divinity (M.Div.) or Master of Arts must complete two consecutive twelve-week semesters, continuing during breaks and the winter session, in supervised ministry in an approved setting (Field Education). Students may continue beyond that requirement, either in the same or a different setting. The Field Education experience helps students integrate their academic experience with skills for the practice of ministry. M.Div. students must begin this requirement in the first 45 credit hours of their program; Master of Arts students must begin it in the first 30 credit hours.


Admission criteria include intellectual ability, character, leadership potential, community involvement, personal integrity and faith commitment, emotional maturity, relevance of vocational purpose to the educational resources of the School, and evidence of intention to complete studies for a degree. Andover Newton gives preference to students who have demonstrated involvement in a worship community. An applicant for admission to the Master of Divinity (M.Div.) or Master of Arts (M.A.) programs must normally hold a Bachelor`s or equivalent degree from a college or university accredited by the relevant regional accrediting association. A limited number of students without a Bachelor`s degree may be accepted each year. An applicant for the Doctor of ministry program must have an earned Master of Divinity (or equivalent) followed by at least three years of ministry experience. Applicants seeking a M.Div. must submit an application, three letters of recommendations, transcripts from all undergraduate and graduates schools, a personal journey of faith and a short theological essay based on one of Andover Newton`s core competencies. Students in pursuit of a M.A degree must fulfill the same requirements as M. Div. students, but must submit a writing sample in addition to an essay on their personal faith journey. 81 credits are required to earn a M. Div., 48 to complete a M.A. program and 31 (plus a project) to complete a D. Min.

For inquiries about Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Program, call 855.855.1961 x1440.

Program Contacts

If you have questions, please contact:
Roberto Ochoa
Transitional Director of Admissions