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

  • Completion of the online application for the Master of Arts in Religion degree.

  • Three letters of recommendation from individuals with knowledge of the applicant’s academic performance.

  • 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 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

Master of Arts in

Religion | M.A.R.

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