Admissions & Aid

All applicants to Olivet University should evidence strong a Christian character, potential for effectiveness in Christian ministry, and the scholastic ability and emotional maturity to handle a higher education experience.

Graduate Degree Programs

Olivet University offers graduate degree programs that provide students with the opportunity to continue their education beyond the undergraduate level in order to understand and expand their qualifications for many related vocations. With our accredited graduate degree programs, Olivet’s intentional attempt is to capture our mission in reaching the ‘network generation more completely, and at the same time to meet the needs of mission and ministry in the 21st century.

Students can choose among 7 degree programs, each accommodating for individuals in the areas of biblical and theological studies (Master of Arts in Theology); musicianship (Master of Arts in Music); journalism (Master of Arts in Journalism); visual communication (Master of Arts in Graphic Design); technology research and application (Master of Arts in Information Technology); business (Master of Business Administration); and language education (Master of Arts in Translation and Interpretation).

  • OTCS Master of Divinity Program

    The OTCS Master of Divinity program is designed to prepare future ministers for work as pastors, missionaries, and chaplains in the world of 21st century Christian mission. This program provides students with core Biblical and theological learning, leadership training, as well as the skills necessary perform ministerial duties in the local church.

  • OTCS Master of Theology Program

    Olivet Theological College & Seminary’s Master of Theology (Th.M) degree is designed to develop advanced scholars and ministry leaders who will meet the needs of academic and professional and ministry services around the world. Courses in this 36-hour graduate degree program provide students with scholarly competency and professional skills in the area of biblical and theological studies. It is a program that builds upon competencies developed in the Master of Divinity (M.Div.) program.

  • JCM Master of Arts in Music Program

    Jubilee College of Music’s Master of Arts in Music degree is designed to develop advanced scholars and ministry leaders who will meet the needs of professional and effective music ministry services around the world. Courses in this 45-hour graduate degree program train students as professional musicians and music scholars with a solid Biblical foundation. Through coursework, scholarly research and performance study the program provides students with the academic and practical training necessary for them to become competent and influential individuals in the field of music ministry.

  • OSMC Master of Arts in Journalism

    Olivet School of Media and Communication’s Master of Arts in Journalism degree is designed to develop advanced scholars and ministry leaders in who will meet the needs of professional and effective journalism services for ministry around the world. The Master of Arts in Journalism is a 45-hour graduate degree program. Courses prepare future media professionals for work as journalists, reporters, writers, editors and broadcasters in the world of 21st century Christian mission. Like all of Olivet’s programs, the Master of Arts in Journalism provides students with the professional skills on a sound Biblical foundation necessary to lead and advance Christian mission.

  • OSAD Master of Arts in Graphic Arts

    Olivet School of Art and Design’s Master of Arts in Graphic Arts is degree designed to develop artists and ministry leaders in who will meet the needs of professional and effective graphic design services for ministry around the world. This 48-hour program prepares students future artists for positions as lead designers, art directors, academia, and visual communicators for 21st century world mission. Students will engage in practical and analysis-based education in the visual arts, gaining exposure to professional examples and industry standards.

  • OIT Master of Arts in Information Technology

    Olivet Institute of Technology’s Master of Arts in Information Technology (MAIT) is degree designed to develop researchers and ministry leaders in who will meet the needs of professional and effective technology services for ministry around the world. Master of Art in Information Technology is a 39-hour graduate degree program. Coursework provides students with training for becoming experienced and research-oriented IT professionals equipped with skills that benefit Christian churches and organizations.

  • OBS Master of Business Administration

    Olivet Business School’s Master of Arts in Business Administration (MBA) degree is a graduate professional degree program preparing students as business professionals with a mission focus. The MBA program is a 48-hour program with coursework training students as professional leaders in the field of business with a solid Biblical foundation. The program balances academic study with the practical training necessary for students to become competent and influential individuals in the field of business.

  • OSLE Master of Arts in Translation and Interpretation

    Olivet School of Language and Education’s Master of Arts in Translation and Interpretation degree is designed to develop scholars and professionals experts who will meet the needs of academic and professional languages services for ministry around the world. The Master of Arts in Translation and Interpretation (MATI) is a 45-hour graduate degree that aims to equip students with increased competence and expertise in the areas of translation and interpretation, especially for the purpose of ministry work. Focusing on the languages of Chinese, Korean, and Spanish (all paired with English) the program provides training that equips students with analytical and technical skills according to contemporary translation theories and principles, as well as cultural literacy—all on a Biblical foundation.

  • Application Deadlines:

    June 15 for Fall Quarter
    November 15 for Winter Quarter
    January 15 for Spring Quarter