Admission Requirements

Students must possess a MACE/MRE degree (or equivalent) from an accredited institution. Students also must demonstrate competency in research statistics.* Additionally, students must submit a completed research paper for a writing assessment, participate in an EdD Oversight Committee interview, and have a combination of GPA and GRE (verbal and writing) scores suitable for final admission.

Ministry experience is not a requirement, but promise of contribution to educational leadership in churches and denominations.

*Competency in Statistics for Social Sciences. Generally competency is measured by transcripted hours (graduate or undergraduate courses)  in descriptive, univariate, and multivariate statistics as well as use of computer applications such as the Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS).

Degree Competency for EdD Program: 

revised date 07/12/17

Biblical and Theological Studies

Old Testament Survey
New Testament Survey
Systematic Theology (I or II)
Practical Ministry

Christian Education

Educational Leadership and Administration
Educational Foundations
Lifespan/Human Development
Age Group Ministry
Instructional Theory
Educational Research and Statistics (students are now allowed to complete the statistics requirement within the first year of EdD course work)

Must have completed a minimum of 48 graduate hours from an accredited college, university, or seminary.