Master of Divinity Diploma
Applying Without a Bachelor's Degree
Students without a baccalaureate degree may apply for admission to the M.Div. Diploma program. These students must possess the knowledge, academic skill, and ability generally associated with persons who hold the baccalaureate degree. Admission will be restricted to individuals with life experience that has prepared them for theological study at the graduate level.
To complete the M.Div. Diploma program, the student does not have to take Greek or Hebrew courses. Whether taking the languages or not, the student must complete 106 credit hours for the M.Div. diploma. Students may transfer from the M.Div. Diploma program to the M.Div. Degree program. In order to qualify for this transfer, a student must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 for the first 36 hours of credit work. When petition is made to transfer from the M.Div. Diploma program and into the M.Div. Degree program, the student must be in good standing.
A 3.0 GPA does not need to be maintained after transferring into the M.Div. Degree program in order to maintain the student’s M.Div. Degree status (although normal academic probation policies will apply to M.Div. Diploma and M.Div. Degree students at all times).