Prerequisites and Academic Requirements for Admission
Applicants to the Master of Arts (Religion) degree must hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university that includes the following:
If students lack any of the prerequisite coursework, they are required to make up those prerequisites with either equivalent undergraduate courses or appropriate graduate courses, as specified by the program director. Applicants will also submit a writing sample that demonstrates their capacity for effective theological research and writing. If the student lacks an undergraduate course in theological research with a grade of “B” or better, or the writing sample is deemed inadequate, the student will be required to take a graduate-level theological research class.
Applicants will also demonstrate the following three items in their academic achievement:
If students satisfy the above academic standards, along with other application requirements discussed here and in the section on Admissions, they may be grated full admission into the MA (Rel). Tentative admission may be granted to applicants who satisfy any two of the three academic achievement standards listed above based on approval from the program director. Students granted tentative admission must maintain a 3.00 GPA during their first 12 hours of graduate work to be eligible to receive full admission and continue their graduate study.