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  1. Applicants must be at least 21 years old.
  2. An accredited bachelor’s degree is required for entry into the master’s degree program. See exception below.
  3. Minimum GPA of 3.0 (on a 4-point scale) in highest degree earned.
  4. Non-native English speakers must demonstrate English proficiency through TOEFL scores (at least 550 on paper-based test, or 80 on the internet-based test) or a degree earned from institution where instruction is in English.
  5. Transcripts from institutions outside of the U.S. and Canada may need to be evaluated by the World Educational Services and (if necessary) translated into English.


Exceptions to admission requirements:


  1. Students with a GPA between 2.5 and 3.0 in previous degrees may receive provisional acceptance. They must attain a grade of B or better in each of their first four GCS courses to be granted full acceptance status at GCS.
  2. Students without an accredited bachelor’s degree may petition for provisional acceptance, if they have extensive ministry experience and can demonstrate evidence that they are able to do graduate level work. A resume detailing work and ministry experience will be required, along with a writing sample describing graduate-level learning that has occurred during the ministry experience and prior training.



GCS Application Requirements


  1. $50 non-refundable application fee
  2. Recommendation from pastor or professor
  3. Official transcript of post-secondary institution from which you received your highest academic degree
  4. Color copy of government-issued photo ID
  5. Letter to the dean (personal essay)