The admissions essay is a significant part of the application and should be typed, double-spaced, and approximately 1000 words in length. Please consider your response carefully, tending to content, style, grammatical correctness, and coherence. Using the following as a guide, write a reflective essay that addresses:
- Specific experiences that inform your sense of God, self, church, and/or community
- Specific academic experiences, if any, (courses, professors, authors, readings, creative expressions, etc.) that influence your thinking, passions, and pursuits
- What part of the mission statement is most applicable, compelling, and interesting to you as you consider your own sense of vocation and theological studies?
- Your reason for applying to Wake Forest University School of Divinity and why it could be a good fit for you
The mission statement of the School of Divinity of Wake Forest University reads, “The School of Divinity of Wake Forest is a graduate, professional school that is Christian by tradition, Baptist in heritage, and ecumenical in outlook. Consistent with Wake Forest’s commitment to academic excellence and in the spirit of the University motto, Pro Humanitate, the School of Divinity prepares leaders informed by a theological understanding of vocation. Through imaginative courses and diverse programs of community engagement, students are equipped to be agents of justice, reconciliation, and compassion in Christian churches and other ministries.”