Divinity – MDiv – Admissions Requirements

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Divinity (M.Div.) Admissions Requirements

Welcome! We’re glad you’ve made the choice to go forward and apply for our Master of Divinity program – a comprehensive, rigorous master’s program helping you become an effective spiritual leader to serve people of all faiths and backgrounds. Please review the admissions requirements carefully. If you have any questions, we’re happy to help: admissions@marylhurst.edu or 503.699.6268.

Application Deadline

The Master of Divinity program accepts new applicants each term. We request that you submit your completed application at least six weeks prior to the start of the term.

Master of Divinity: Admissions Requirements

Because you are applying to a master’s program at Marylhurst, we require that you hold a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution with a 3.0 cumulative G.P.A. If you maintain a GPA below 3.0, you will also need to take and submit your Millers Analogies Test scores.

admissions-staff-maruska-lynch-marylhurstMaruska Lynch – Graduate Admissions Counselor

“Making the decision to pursue your Master of Divinity is a big step, professionally and personally. Our divinity program is truly exceptional and the faculty and fellow students are known for their accepting and welcoming nature. I am here to help you navigate the application and admissions process. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out.”

 

Contact Information
503.699.6322
mlynch@marylhurst.edu

M.Div: Application Process

Here are the items you will need to submit to formally apply for the Master of Divinity program at Marylhurst. As you review the list, know that we’re here to help you if you have any questions about the required materials for admissions. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us.

  • Complete the online application
    Don’t worry about finishing the application in one session. You can save your work, log out and return to the application at a later time. Your information will be saved.
  • Within the online application, you will also be directed to submit:
    • Resume
    • Official transcript from the regionally accredited institution where you earned a degree
      (additional transcripts may be requested as proof of program pre-requisites). As a courtesy, Marylhurst University will pay for and order your transcripts for you. Complete the Transcript Release Form and return to the Office of Admission
    • Recommendations
    • Statement of intent
    • Miller Analogies Test scores are required only if you maintain a GPA below 3.0

Interview
As part of the application process, you will also be invited for an interview with program faculty. Interviews are scheduled once we receive your completed application.

Official Transcripts
Official transcripts must be received by Marylhurst University in the original unopened envelope or through approved electronic means from the originating institution. Sounds very legal, but it’s pretty straightforward: contact your previous institutions and request an official transcript to be sent directly to Marylhurst: 17600 Pacific HWY, PO Box 261, Marylhurst, OR 97036-0261. Official transcripts can also be sent via a secure delivery service such as National Student Clearinghouse, eSCRIP-SAFE, or Parchment. Directions on how to do this will also be available within the online admissions application. And don’t forget – we can do this for you: Complete the Transcript Release Form and return to the Office of Admission.

Statement of Intent
The Statement of Intent should be two-to-three pages in 12pt. font with your name in the top, right-hand corner of each page. Please address the following questions:

  • Why would you like to pursue a Master of Divinity at Marylhurst University?
  • What value will it have in your call to be a professional care provider?
  • How will you balance personal, professional, spiritual and academic commitments during your graduate studies program?

To submit the statement, you can upload it inside the online application portal, or email it to admissions@marylhurst.edu or FAX it to 503.699.6320.

Recommendations
We really simplified this process. All you will need are the names and contact information (email) for your recommenders. In the online application, you will be prompted to input their information. This sends your recommenders an email with directions on how to submit their recommendation letter. Easy, right?

Miller Analogies Test (MAT)
If you have maintained a GPA lower than 3.0, Marylhurst asks that you complete the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) and earn a minimum score of 398. This is a standardized test that many graduate schools require. Through a series of 100+ questions (computer-based), it assesses your logical and analytical reasoning. This test helps us better understand your potential success as a graduate student. For general information and test locations, visit milleranalogies.com.

  Are you applying as an international student?  Please review these additional requirements for graduate international student applicants.

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