• 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 Divinity 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 sec- tion 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 con- cerning 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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