Admissions for Graduate Students

Current graduate academic offerings include master's degree programs in Theology, Digital Media, Worship Studies, Music Technology, Christian Leadership, Deaf Christian Leadership and Organizational Leadership. Our online format provides maximum convenience blended with our nationally recognized faculty to provide a balance of flexibility with a personal educational experience.

To be eligible to apply for our Graduate Program, you must have achieved a four-year undergraduate college degree.

Explore our graduate degree programs and apply online today. For help, contact our Graduate Studies Admissions team at 800.432.8322.

Non-matriculating student? Get info

Learn about Cross-Cultural Experiences

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Graduate Programs Application and Eligibility Requirements

Non-Matriculating Students

Non-matriculating students may take the first two courses in the Graduate Studies Program without making a full application to the program. However, you do not qualify for Federal Financial Aid.

The non-matriculating student must meet the first three admissions requirements. If after the first two courses, you wish to move on in the program, you must make a full application. If you achieve an A or B in the first two courses, you may substitute this for the portfolio requirement. The other admissions documents will be required as stated above.

Cross-Cultural Experiences

One of the distinguishing aspects of the Christian Leadership and Theology Masters degrees at UVF is the requirement to function and study cross culturally through global experiences.

  • You will complete two of the experiences as part of your graduate education.
  • Theology students will focus on theological issues in cross cultural settings while Christian Leadership students will focus on leadership issues in cross cultural settings.
  • The cross-cultural experiences provide a life impacting exposure to study other cultures.
  • The trips are designed to occur in other countries and within cross cultural settings in the United States. You will select national or international cross cultural experiences to participate in. All sites must be approved by the program director.
  • The expectation is that all trips will last for a minimum of 7-10 days with pre- and post-class work required.
  • For those of you unable to travel outside of the country, the program can be tailored to allow settings in which the trips can function within Metropolitan communities, or other cross-cultural venues.