Admissions

Whether you’re a recent college graduate pursuing a graduate program, a seasoned worker involved in full-time Christian ministry, or just someone who wants to know more about Christ, you can choose a learning option that will help you best fulfill God’s plan for your life. Although we offer many degree programs, you don’t have to be accepted into a program to take classes. Guests are welcome to take classes for credit, audit classes for personal enrichment.

To apply for a program:

  • Apply online now or download the PDF application.
  • Request official transcripts from all colleges and other graduate work be sent to the Maranatha Admissions Office.
  • Receive character reference forms and other required forms from us upon receipt of your application.  Complete and send these back to the Admissions Office.

Send completed PDF application to:
Admissions Office
Maranatha Baptist University
Maranatha Baptist Seminary
745 West Main Street
Watertown, WI 53094

Transfer students are welcome in our seminary program. You might also be interested in our Guest Student options

  • Transfer students should follow the regular application process.
  • Credits are accepted if the grade earned is a C- or above; there is a limit to the number of C’s which may be applied to the MA degrees.
  • Quarter unit hours are evaluated at the ratio of three to one.
  • See the Dean of the Seminary to determine the transferability of your classes.
  • A maximum of twelve 12 hours may be transferred  into the MA programs. A maximum of 48 hours may be transferred into the MDiv program.
  • Transcripts for all coursework done elsewhere must reach the Registar’s Office by the second Monday in April in the year of anticipated graduation to apply toward a degree. A late fee of $200 will be assessed for any transcripts received after that date.
Many international students have received their education at Maranatha. The purpose of seminary is to educate these students for full-time service in the country of their origin. An international student applies for admission following the standard procedure. The United States government has certain stipulations for foreign students who study in the United States. All prospective students should secure such information from the Admissions Office before making application.

Maranatha does not engage in unlawful discrimination on the basis of gender, race, color, age, physical disability, ancestry, or national origin. The commitment not to discriminate in the College’s services, education programs, or employment practices extends to all applicants for admissions and employment, as required by Title IX and applicable law. Some programs maintain additional requirements for program acceptance. Where applicable, those standards are clearly stated and published. All concerns relating to discrimination can be directed to: Title IX Coordinator, 745 West Main Street, Watertown, WI 53094 (920-206-2305).