In addition to the Application for Admission, students must meet the following requirements for admission into the Master of Practical Theology degree program:

  1. A baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university, or an institution accredited by the Association for Biblical Higher Education (ABHE) AND 30 hours of relevant graduate credit from a regionally accredited college/university or an institution accredited by the ABHE
  2. A 2.5 minimum cumulative undergraduate grade-point average (GPA) from the baccalaureate degree-granting institution at which a minimum of 30 credit hours was completed, as well as a minimum cumulative graduate level grade-point average of 2.5 in the previous master’s level courses taken.
  3. Official transcripts from the baccalaureate degree granting institution at which a minimum of 30 credit hours was completed, as well as the institution(s) where the required 30 graduate hours were taken.
  4. Three references, including one from a pastor or denominational supervisor.
  5. A Church Endorsement form, completed by the applicant’s local church board or appropriate church body.
  6. A three-to-four page autobiography and statement of ministry purpose. The ministry purpose statement should reflect one’s sense of God’s direction in relation to Christian ministry or service.
  7. Applicants must be involved in an appropriate ministry or secure placement in such a ministry for the duration of the program.

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Last updated: 11/04/2016