Admissions

Thank you for your interest in the Zinzendorf School of Doctoral Studies program.

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. More detailed instructions are given in the online application system.

To apply, please fill out the application form here http://apply.myolivet.com/ and select "Doctoral Program Application"

Admission Deadline: April 30, 2017

For further information about admission requirements and process, contact Admission Office at admissions@olivetuniversity.edu

For academic inquiry, please contact DMin Office at dminoffice@olivetuniversity.edu

Admission Prerequisites:

Doctor of Philosophy

  • 1. Applicant must give evidence of studies in recognized schools equivalent to at least four years of advanced university level humanities and theological studies, as determined by the Doctoral Committee.
  • 2. Applicant must give evidence of ability to do doctoral level work as indicated by a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.3 (on a 4.0 scale) at the graduate level.
  • 3. Applicant must provide samples of his or her writing, such as a Master’s thesis or at least twenty pages of academic papers for advanced university level theological courses.
  • 4. Applicant must have fluency in Greek for those specializing in New Testament themes and a fluency in Hebrew for those specializing in Old Testament themes.
  • 5. Applicant must have a reading competency in two other languages, preferably one of which is either German or French.
  • 6. Applicant must demonstrate the ability to use the English language with skill and precision. Applicant for whom English is a second language must submit TOEFL, IELTS, or OLSPT scores that meet one of the following standards:

    • 1) A minimum TOEFL iBT total score of 80, including a minimum score of 20 on the writing section, or
    • 2) A minimum TOEFL CBT score of 213, plus a minimum of 4 on the TWE, or
    • 3) A minimum TOEFL PBT score of 550, plus a minimum of 4 on the TWE, or
    • 4) A minimum IELTS score of 6.5, plus a minimum of 5 in IELTS Writing, or
    • 5) A minimum OLSPT score of 80, plus a minimum of 17 in OLSPT Writing and a minimum of 16 in OLSPT Speaking.

Doctor of Ministry

  • 1. Applicant must possess Master of Divinity degree from an accredited seminary or its educational equivalent, as determined by the Doctoral Committee.
  • 2. Applicant must give evidence of ability to do doctoral level work as indicated by a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) at the graduate level.
  • 3. Applicant must have a minimum of three years of ministry experience during/after M.Div. studies and be currently involve in a ministry and normally remain in ministry throughout the duration of his or her doctoral program.
  • 4. Applicant must demonstrate the ability to use the English language with skill and precision. Applicant for whom English is a second language must submit TOEFL, IELTS, or OLSPT scores that meet one of the following standards:

    • 1) A minimum TOEFL iBT total score of 80, including a minimum score of 20 on the writing section, or
    • 2) A minimum TOEFL CBT score of 213, plus a minimum of 4 on the TWE, or
    • 3) A minimum TOEFL PBT score of 550, plus a minimum of 4 on the TWE, or
    • 4) A minimum IELTS score of 6.5, plus a minimum of 5 in IELTS Writing, or
    • 5) A minimum OLSPT score of 80, plus a minimum of 17 in OLSPT Writing and a minimum of 16 in OLSPT Speaking.