The student will have a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university or equivalent, which should include at least 8 semester/12 quarter credits in Biblical Studies, Christian Theology and/or Western Philosophy, and evidence an overall GPA of 2.5, or 3.0 in the last 30 semester/45 quarter credits.
Students with academic deficiencies because of low GPA or lack of religion courses may be admitted into the program on a provisional basis. All deficiencies must be removed during the first year of the program.
Students should also have some experience in ministry, either professionally or as a volunteer, and be prepared to apply their course work to their present assignment. A minimum of two years of experience is recommended.