School of Theology and Ministry

Admission Requirements

  • Please see here for Admission Requirements & Resources for the Master of Arts in Relationship & Pastoral Therapy (MARPT). 

    General Requirements*

    • A bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution, preferably in a liberal arts area
    • Two undergraduate courses in theology or equivalent
    • A 2.75 GPA (Exceptions: a 3.00 GPA is required for international students, and all students applying for the Doctor of Ministry, or Post-Master's Certificate in Pastoral Leadership)
    • If GPA falls below the required minimum, then the Miller Analogy Test (MAT) is required
    • Two years of experience in some form of education, ministry, or service as a professional or volunteer

    Please note: admission is selective, and candidates are evaluated on their individual merits

    *Exception for Master of Arts in Relationship & Pastoral Therapy, please see here

    Application Materials to be submitted*

    • Application forms and fee
    • Two recommendations with at least one from a person familiar with your religious/spiritual development (Note: Recommendation forms are provided)
    • Official transcripts of all colleges and Universities previously attended
    • An autobiographical statement (see Application Checklist below for details)
    • An interview with a member of the School of Theology and Ministry Admissions Committee (Note: Upon receipt of application materials, you will be contacted for the interview)

    *Exception for Doctor of Ministry (see requirements here) and Post-Master's Certificate in Pastoral Leadership (see here)



    Time Limit

    All work toward a degree from the School of Theology and Ministry must be completed within six years. This limit includes transfer credit.