Requirements for the Degrees
To qualify for a Master of Divinity or Master of Arts degree at Westminster Seminary California, a student must fulfill and successfully complete all requirements and receive a cumulative grade point average of 2.00 or higher at the completion of required course work.
Application for Graduation
Students planning to graduate must complete the online Application for Graduation by March 11, 2022.
Commencement exercises are held once each academic year at the end of the spring semester. All students who are eligible to receive degrees are expected to participate in the commencement ceremony. If requirements for the degree were completed by the end of the fall semester or winter term, a student who is unable to be present at the ceremony may petition the faculty for permission to receive the degree in absentia by giving the reason for his or her inability to attend the commencement ceremony.
In order to participate in the commencement exercises, prospective graduates must pay all debts to the Seminary, including the library, no later than the last day of classes of the spring semester. Neither a diploma nor a final transcript will be released until a student’s financial obligations to the Seminary are met in full.
The Graduation Fee will be billed to the student prior to graduation and is typically processed with the Graduation Application. If the Enrollment Deposit remains on the account, these funds will be used to pay the Graduation Fee in full.
Graduates are expected to attend a graduation reception held in connection with the commencement exercises, normally on the evening preceding the ceremony. This reception provides an opportunity for fellowship with faculty and fellow graduates and for corporate reflection on the seminary experience.
2022 Commencement Information:
May 13, 2022 – Walkthrough & Faculty Lunch
May 27, 2022 – Graduation Reception, 6 p.m. (program begins at 7 p.m.)
May 28, 2022 – Commencement Ceremony, 10 a.m.
Rev. W. Robert Godfrey, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus of Church History,
Westminster Seminary California;
Chairman of Ligonier Ministries
Escondido United Reformed Church
1864 N. Broadway Escondido, CA 92026