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Admission to the MA in Theology with Teaching Certification:

Application Deadline: February 1 

  • Earned Bachelor's degree with 3.2 cumulative grade point average
  • 9 credit hours of Theology
  • Passing scores on the PPST (Praxis I teacher exam)
  • Completed Graduate School application form and application fee
  • Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended
  • Three recommendations (there is an electronic recommendation feature on the online application or form can be found here)
  • Two writing samples - "Why I want to teach" and "Experiences with school age children and young adults"
  • Mental capacity/felony conviction form signed and notarized
  • On campus interview
  • Graduate Record Exam (GRE) - at least 500 on the Verbal section of the exam.  Applicants can be admitted on probationary status for GRE scores from 450-499. Probationary status means that the student must receive a B in the first three courses that the student takes in the program to remain in the program. We accept scores from the past 10 years.
  • All students whose native language is not English must demonstrate competence in English with a score of 80 on the computer-based TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or 550 on the paper-based test at the graduate level. Decisions on admission to the M.A. in Theology program are not made until TOEFL scores have been submitted.
  • No transfer credits in Theology will be accepted in this program
Last Updated: August 28, 2009