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  • Completed graduate application form.
  • Payment of $30.00 application fee.
  • Official transcripts for all undergraduate and graduate work from accredited colleges or universities.
  • A 500-word writing sample focusing on the applicant’s Christian experience and the reasons for her/his desire to enter and complete the program.
  • Three letters of reference assessing the applicant’s academic and ministry potential and the character and spiritual maturity of the applicant. One letter must be from an ordained minister who can provide an evaluation of the applicant’s involvement in and commitment to ministry and ministerial gifts.
  • Candidates may take either the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) to fulfill the entrance test requirement. Additionally, the test requirement may be waived if one of the following conditions is met: the candidate has an overall undergraduate GPA of 3.0+ on a 4.0 scale, the candidate currently holds a Master’s degree from an accredited institution, or the candidate has obtained at least 30 hours of graduate level work with a minimum overall GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • A cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.50 for undergraduate work. Undergraduate work may have been completed in any major.
  • Documentation of language fluency for non-native speakers of English, such as a score report from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) of the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). The minimum acceptable TOEFL or IELTS scores for admission are:
      Paper-based TOEFL (PBT): 550
      Internet-based TOEFL (IBT): 79
      IELTS: 6

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