• Completion of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution, or in special cases, an equivalent preparatory experience.  

  • Completion of the online application for the Master of Ministry degree.  

  • Three letters of recommendation from individuals such as pastor, employer professor or other professional relationship.  

  • Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions. Applicants are required to have their official transcripts sent directly to the Office of Admissions from all of the institutions attended. Transcripts must demonstrate a minimum GPA of 2.50 on a 4.00-point scale or equivalent (applicants with a GPA of less than 2.50 may be admitted on Academic Probation).  

  • Applicants whose native language is not English are required to submit a score from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or from the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) that is not more than two years old.
    Normally, minimum acceptable scores for the TOEFL are 26 on the speaking section and 24 on the writing section. Minimum acceptable scores on the IELTS are 8 on the speaking section and 6.5 on the writing section. Please request that your score be sent to ILT. ILT’s DI Code for the TOEFL is 5745. More information concerning TOEFL can be accessed at the Education Testing Services website: http://
    ets.org. Information regarding the IELTS can be found at https://www.ielts.org.

  • Completion of the Theology and Ministry Questionnaire  

  • Pass the Bible Proficiency Exam with a score of at least 60%.  

  • Application fee: $55 (non-refundable)  

  • Copy of official photo ID.  

  • An admissions interview with the Dean of Academic Affairs

Admission Requirements

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