Students are expected to possess mastery of verbal and written English for course participation and written work. There are no other specific language requirements
for the Master of Sacred Theology. Students researching particular areas may be expected to have working knowledge of the languages needed to complete their
research. Depending upon the student’s interests and project, this may include knowledge of Greek, Hebrew, Latin, German, French, or another language.
Prior completion of an M.Div. degree, an M.A. in theology or closely related field of study, or a related degree demonstrating preparation for advanced theological work.
Completion of online application for Masters of Sacred Theology degree. Three recommendations 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 3.00 on a 4.00 point scale or equivalent. (Applicants with a GPA of less than 3.00 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.
Application fee: $55 (non-refundable)
Copy of official photo ID.
An admissions interview with the Dean of Academic Affairs.
In some cases up to 9 hours of credits beyond the M.Div. level from other institutions may be accepted toward completion of the S.T.M.