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What are the admission requirements?

A faculty admissions panel reviews applicants based on the following criteria:

  • A master’s degree from an accredited institution. A concentration in education is preferred, but not required.
  • Performance in graduate coursework indicating a strong ability to be successful in doctoral-level studies.
  • Evidence of speaking and writing ability in English demonstrated by a writing sample. A published article or graduate research paper is required for review.
  • Christian maturity that is appropriate for leadership.
  • Administrative leadership or related experience in a Christian school, college, or training agency.
  • Graduate Record Exam (GRE) results with a desired minimum of the 50th percentile on Verbal and on Analytical, or a Miller Analogies Test (MAT) score with a desired minimum of the 50th percentile. The exam must have been taken within the last five years.
  • Indication that the applicant will make a significant contribution to the future of Christian education through completion of a doctoral degree. This is evaluated through a required personal interview with program faculty members.