Admission to Master of Arts, Youth 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).
- Have completed at least 15 semester hours of undergraduate religion courses, including at least 6 hours of systematic theology and 3 hours in each of the following areas: biblical hermeneutics, homiletics or preaching, and pastoral care and counseling. 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 Youth 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 life, and one that is personal. The personal recommendation may be a second academic reference, or it may be 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.