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MACS Admission Requirements

Documentation for the following items must be received before an admission decision for the Online Master in Christian Studies Degree Program is made:

  • Completed Graduate Application and payment of the associated fee
  • Candidates may take either the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) to fulfill the entrance test requirement. Additionally, the test requirement may be waived if one of the following conditions is met: the candidate has an overall undergraduate GPA of 3.0+ on a 4.0 scale, the candidate currently holds a Master’s degree from an accredited institution, or the candidate has obtained at least 30 hours of graduate level work with a minimum overall GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • A completed Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university with a minimum undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale. Undergraduate work may have been completed in any major. 
  • A 500-word writing sample focusing on the applicant's Christian experience and the reason for his/her desire to enter and complete the Online Master’s in Christian Studies Program
  • Documentation of language fluency for non-native speakers of English, such as a score report from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) of the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). The minimum acceptable TOEFL or IELTS scores for admission are:
    • Paper-based TOEFL (PBT): 550
    • Internet-based TOEFL (IBT): 79
    • IELTS: 6
  • Three letters of reference assessing the applicant’s academic and ministry potential and the character and spiritual maturity of the applicant. One letter must be from an ordained minister who can provide an evaluation of the applicant’s involvement in and commitment to ministry and ministerial gifts

All admissions materials should be submitted to Graduate Admissions:

University of the Cumberlands
Graduate & Online Admissions

6985 College Station Drive
Williamsburg, KY 40769

Phone (606) 539-4390
Toll Free (800) 343-1609
Fax (606) 539-4534
Email gradadm@ucumberlands.edu