Admissions and Readmissions

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Admissions Process


Complete the Inquiry Form on this website reflecting:

  • An M.Div. from an ATS accredited school, or its equivalent (MACE/MRE/MARE students may earn equivalency in a number of ways, or may choose to pursue the Doctor of Educational Ministry degree).
  • A 3.0 out of 4.0 GPA (2.0 out of 3.0) - Probational enrollment may be granted for GPAs from 2.75 - 2.99 contingent upon satisfactory completion of the Graduate Record Exam (GRE).
  • Three years of substantial post-graduate degree ministry experience.


Upon receiving an official email response to the inquiry form, submit the official transcript(s) of your master's degree(s). 

  • If you do not have a qualifying master's degree, submit all official transcripts reflecting any of your master's level credits. 


Upon receiving a formal application packet from the Office of Professional Doctoral Programs, submit the following:

  • Official transcript(s)
  • An autobiographical essay (2 copies)
  • A statement of church endorsement
  • A health certificate and immunization form
  • Personal, Church Leader, and Academic references
  • Criminal Background Check and Authorization Form
  • Verification of Internet / e-mail capability (not required but strongly encouraged)
  • Completion of English as a second language requirements (foreign students only)


The application process is completed after a phone interview with one of the degree program directors. The interview will be scheduled when all application items have been submitted. 

Readmission Process

Step #1

Step #2

  • Upon receiving a formal application packet, former students must file a new application in its entirety unless directed otherwise.

Step #3

  • The application process for readmission is completed after a phone interview with one of the degree program directors. 

Important Dates

Winter Trimester
Spring Trimester
Fall Trimester
Application Deadlines August 1 December 1 April 1
Registration  October 1-15 February 1-15 June 1-15
Tuition Due October 22 February 22 June 22
Trimester Dates Nov. 1 - Feb. 28(29) Mar. 1-June 30 July 1 - Oct. 31


Kayla Muller 

Administrative Assistant for Recruitment & Faculty Support

Office: 1-800-662-8701 ext. 3726