Special Admission Criteria for International In-residence Cohorts
The cohort is limited to fifteen participants.
A 50% tuition discount is granted to each participant in this cohort.
Each applicant whose natural primary language is not English is required to sit with the director or his appointee and one member of the admissions sub-committee for an oral interview to test language skills prior to the admissions sub-committee recommendation. The interview can be virtual, using Go-To-Meeting, Skype, or other virtual platforms. The interview will be set up by the administrative assistant in the Doctor of Ministry program who helps applicants through their application process.
Each applicant whose natural primary language is not English will be asked to complete a brief writing sample in the presence of the program director or his appointee and one member of the admissions subcommittee. Normally that will be done at the time of the interview.
Regardless of prior academic programs, all applicants whose first language is not English must achieve a minimum composite score on one of the following exams with corresponding component scores for the exam at or above the minimum:
a. Paper-based TOEFL (ITP) composite score of 600, with no component score lower than 53. Test scores for written and spoken English components must also be submitted.
b. Internet-based TOEFL (iBT) composite score of 90, with no component score lower than 20.
c. MELAB composite score of 85 with no component score lower than 77.
d. IELTS composite score of 7.
A true DMin project is to be done in the field within the usual program timelines.
Modules are provided in consecutive semesters so as to satisfy student visa requirements.
If accepted provisionally, the provision must be cleared in the first year of the program.
A financial plan that includes remaining obligations from previous degrees must be approved and signed by the Seminary dean's assistant in charge of finance prior to consideration for acceptance into the DMin program. The form for reporting the financial plan is in the admissions packet. The applicant must discuss it with the Seminary financial person (Steve Nash, email@example.com) and have it signed and dated by him with a note of approval.
Participants may receive a graduate certificate if their project is not completed, assuming their work is of sufficient quality to meet that standard.