The following are minimum standards for acceptance into the proposed graduate program:
- Graduation from a regionally accredited four year academic institution with a bachelor’s degree.
- Minimum grade point average of a 2.75 or a GRE score of at least 1200, or, if the applicant has more recently graduated from a regionally accredited law, medical, business or other professional, graduate or doctoral academic program, the equivalent class ranking or grade point average at such professional school.
- Letter of affirmation from the applicant’s pastor, or similar written reference from an academic dean or chair of a School of Religion if the candidate for admission is a ministerial student.Certification of completion of prerequisite class work as indicated below; and interview with and written acceptance by the Dean of the School of Religion.
- Students not satisfying either the grade point average or the GRE requirements may be conditionally admitted to the Master of Arts in Applied Theology degree program at the discretion of the Dean of the School of Religion. A student who completes the first three courses of the graduate program with an average of “B” or higher will be granted full admission. A student who fails to satisfy this conditional admission requirement will be suspended from the program for a year and then may petition for readmission into the program.