Admission to Master of Divinity — 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 2.7 or better (4.0 scale).
- Have successfully completed the following undergraduate courses: BLIT 250 - Intro to Hermeneutics, BLIT 305 - Intro to Old Testament, BLIT 310 - Intro to New Testament, THEO 310 - Christian Theology I, THEO 320 - Christian Theology II, THEO 351 - History of Christianity I, THEO 352 - History of Christianity II, and THEO 357 - History of Christianity III. Equivalent courses from other colleges or universities may be submitted. Students whose undergraduate preparation is deficient in these areas may apply for conditional admission, if they satisfy the other requirements. These students would be required to take the graduate level replacement of the prerequisite courses. Students who are Nazarene are also required to complete THEO 462 - Doctrine of Holiness and THEO 472 - History, Mission, and Polity of the Church of the Nazarene before entering the program.
- Demonstrate the ability to succeed as a graduate student in Olivet’s Master of Divinity program, as evidenced by three recommendations. One should be from a person able to speak about the applicant’s academic ability and one from a pastor or other person who can speak to the applicant’s Christian and moral life. The third, a personal reference, may be another academic reference or a reference from a work or ministry supervisor. If the person making the pastoral reference is not also a supervisor, then a reference from a supervisor is especially appropriate.