Admission to Master of Arts, Family 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 2.7 or better (4.0 scale).
- Submit an official transcript of the student's undergraduate college work and of any graduate work being used to support the application for admission.
- Have successfully completed at least 36 hours of undergraduate courses in religion and ministry, including 12 hours of Bible (Hermeneutics, OT Intro, NT Intro. and an upper division exegesis course), 6 hours of church history (ancient through Reformation and a polity course), 9 hours of theology (Systematic Theology I and II and, if Nazarene, Doctrine of Holiness), and 9 hours of practical ministry (Christian education, pastoral care and counseling, and Christian worship). Students whose undergraduate preparation is deficient in these areas may apply for conditional admission, if they satisfy the other requirements. Rules and deadlines for making up the deficiency will be decided on a case-by-case basis.
- Demonstrate the ability to succeed as a graduate student in Olivet's Master of Arts in Family Ministry 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.