Admission to Master of Arts, Christian Ministry — SGCS
In addition to the General Admissions Requirements, the applicant must:
- Possess a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university with a grade point average of 2.5 or better (4.0 scale).
- Demonstrate the ability to succeed as a graduate student in Olivet’s Master of Arts in Christian Ministry program, as evidenced by three recommendations. One should be from a person able to speak about the applicant’s academic ability, one from a pastor or other person who can speak to the applicant’s Christian and moral life, and one that is personal. The personal recommendation may be a second academic reference or it may be from a person who has supervised the applicant in work or ministry. While this master’s degree, as a “gateway” program, has no specific undergraduate prerequisites in theology, biblical studies, or ministry, an education that emphasizes critical thinking and clear expository writing and that provides a general knowledge of Western Culture as well as at least a brief acquaintance with one other culture would be especially appropriate. Students with an undergraduate background in specific areas in the curriculum will be placed in advanced courses in those areas.