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A high school GPA of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale with a score of 27 on the ACT or a score of 1750 on the SAT.
A letter of endorsement from a local church, a church-related ministry, or a para-church ministry documenting
evidence of ministry involvement and effectiveness.
An interview with the program screening committee during a campus visit.
A screening committee reviews each application. Applicants are expected to participate in a campus visit weekend, during
which they engage in a series of interviews and group discussions as part of the admission process. The visit weekend
gives the screening committee a formal venue for evaluating the academic, spiritual, and leadership qualities of prospective
students. For the non-MDIV option, no special admission requirements apply (details listed below).
When students apply to the M.Div. degree during their third year of study, the screening committee again interviews them
to assess their academic, spiritual, and ministry progress. Academically, they must have completed at least 72 semester
hours while maintaining at least a 3.3 GPA. To measure their spiritual progress, they complete the Spiritual Transformation
Inventory, an online tool that assesses personal growth in key areas of spiritual formation. To measure their ministry
progress, they write a personal philosophy of ministry. If the committee’s evaluation is positive, students proceed to
graduate-level study. They must also submit a letter of affirmation from a local church in the metropolitan Columbia area. If
the committee determines that their progress has not been adequate, they are re-directed to another professional major
available in the university.
See Appendix A for B.A. graduation requirements and the Completion Requirements for Masters Level Programs later in
this section of the catalog.
Course of Study
Bible and Theology
Old Testament Survey: Torah and History
Old Testament Survey: Poetry and Prophecy
New Testament Survey
Principles of Bible Interpretation
Old Testament Exegetical Book Study
New Testament Exegetical Book Study
Progress of Redemption
Theology I: God, Christ, and Spirit
Theology II: Sin and Salvation
ENG 1110 Composition and Research
ENG 1111 Literature and Research
Introduction to World History
Introduction to Philosophy
Seminar in Ethics
Introduction to Psychology
Major Designated Mathematics course:
Introduction to Logic
Major Designated Sociology course:
Marriage and Family
Choose one of the following Culture and Arts courses:
Choose one of the following Science courses:
Principles of Biology
Principles of Physical Science
General Education elective
(see Appendix A)