Admission Requirements

Students must possess a MACE/MRE degree (or equivalent) from an accredited institution. Students must submit a 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. Students are required to demonstrate competency in research statistics. However, students may take the graduate statistics course during their first semester in the program. Ministry experience is not a prerequisite, however potential contribution to educational leadership in schools, churches, and denominations is a requirement. Applicants with an MEd or EdS can complete biblical, theological, and ministry leadership courses to meet the equivalency requirements.

Degree Competency for EdD Program: 

revised date 07/12/17

Biblical and Theological Studies

Old Testament Survey
New Testament Survey
Systematic Theology
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.

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