Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

  • Have previously earned a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution. The degree does not have to be in religion, although an undergraduate major or minor in Religion is the most beneficial.
  • Have earned a Grade Point Average of 2.70 in the undergraduate degree or a 3.00 GPA in the last 60 hours of that degree.
  • Have demonstrated proficiency in English by a minimum score of 19 on the ACT, or a minimum grade of “B” in English I or II (or undergraduate equivalents). International students must also achieve at least a score of 500 on the TOEFL.
  • Complete application to the School of Theology and Ministry of SNU at least 30 days prior to enrollment. An application fee of $25 is due with application.
  • Submit official transcripts from all Colleges or Universities attended to the office of the School of Theology and Ministry Graduate Program.
  • Submit three recommendations to the School of Theology and Ministry Graduate Program. Persons the student selects to provide recommendations should include those familiar with both academic and personal dimensions of the student. We suggest giving the recommender a stamped envelope addressed to the School of Theology and Ministry Graduate Program.
  • Students who are lacking in one or more admission requirements upon evaluation by the Director of the MA in Church Leadership Program MAY be admitted to the program with Conditional Standing.