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In addition to the Common Admission Requirements for all C-N graduate programs, applicants to Masters of Arts in Applied Theology (M.A.A.T.) must meet the following minimum qualifications to be considered for admission to the program:

  • A bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited university
  • Minimum undergraduate grade point average of a 3.0*
  • 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 (on-line reference request form); and
  • an interview with and written acceptance by the Dean of the School of Religion.


*Applicants not meeting the minimum GPA requirement of 3.0 may submit a GRE score of at least 290 (contact GRE at or 1-866-473-4373), 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.

Other factors that may be considered in the admission decision are:

  • A demonstrated record of achievement
  • Breadth and depth of work experience
  • Leadership—demonstrated and/or potential
  • Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills
  • Extracurricular and community involvement
  • Current licensure(s)

Cost to Attend


Please send all application materials to:

Adult and Graduate Studies
1646 Russell Avenue
Jefferson City, TN 37760
(865) 471-3471 or (800) 678-9061


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