Application Information for Regular Degree-seeking Students


Application Information for:
Diploma in Theology (DTH)
Diploma in Education Leadership (DEL)
Master of Divinity (MDiv)
Master of Theological Studies (MTS)
Master of Arts in Educational Leadership (MAEL)
Master of Arts in Intercultural Ministry (MAIM)
Master of Missiology (MMiss)

Master of Arts in Christian Counseling (MACC)

Application priority deadline: July 15 (for fall) and December 15 (for spring)

Requirements for consideration for master’s degree programs:

  • Demonstrated participation and/or leadership in church activities for at least one year prior to application
  • Recommendation by current church
  • Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent from a regionally accredited college or university
  • Official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score for all applicants for whom English is a second language (score must be no more than one year old – minimum of 550 for the paper-based exam or 80 for the internet-based exam)

Requirements for consideration for diploma programs:

  • Demonstrated participation and/or leadership in church activities for at least one year prior to application
  • Recommendation by current church
  • Must be 25 years old or older
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score for all applicants for whom English is a second language (score must be no more than one year old – minimum of 550 for the paper-based exam or 80 for the internet-based exam)

Application Requirements:

A checklist of application materials is provided for your convenience.
  • Application for Admission form (online or as a download) and non-refundable $50 application fee
  • Official transcripts from all colleges, graduate schools, and seminaries attended. Provisional transcripts will be accepted if you are still in school. (Transcripts from educational institutions outside the United States must first be evaluated by an agency such as the International Education Research Foundation, Inc. A copy of the evaluation results should be sent directly to the Admissions Office.)
  • An essay (typewritten, double-spaced) answering the following prompts: your decision and commitment to follow Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior and the kind of ministry you feel God is leading you to pursue.
  • An original Church Endorsement form completed by the applicant's church, indicating evidence of Christian character and leadership ability.
  • Original, signed Ethical Conduct Standard form
  • If English is not the applicant's first language, he or she must submit an official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 80 (iBT) or 550 (paper-based) for masters level studies.  The TOEFL score is required, regardless of the medium or amount of previous instruction in English.  An exemption may be granted if the applicant has completed an acceptable degree from an accredited institution where the instruction was in English.
If you are also applying for housing at the Northern California campus, you are encouraged to submit your admissions application prior to the priority housing application deadline (May 1 for fall semester and November 1 for the spring semester).  Housing application form.

Note: Additional information may also be required by the Admissions Committee.
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