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M.A. in Humanitarian & Disaster Leadership Requirements

Requirements for All Students

  • Application Deadline: March 1, but students may submit their applications before the deadline.
  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university with minimum GPA of 2.75.
  • MAT (Miller Analogies Test) or GRE (Graduate Record Examinations) General Test.
    • The entrance exam requirement may be waived based upon your professional and ministry experience. To request a waiver, please select "waive" from the drop down menu in the application. A complete application must be received before approval of a waiver can be granted.
  • Resume; please highlight work and ministry experience.
  • Official Transcripts from all schools that ever granted you college credit, even just one credit, and even if the credit appears on your bachelor's transcript.
    • E-transcripts highly preferred. They are the fastest, most reliable method of delivery. They must be addressed to nancy.crane@wheaton.edu.
    • Mail hard copies to Nancy Crane, Graduate Admissions, 501 College Av., Wheaton, IL 60187.
  • Admission Application
  • Three Online Recommendations Forms      
    • Academic
    • Pastor (or other Christian leader)
    • Professional
  • Option if you do not have an employer: Someone with whom you have had a supervisor-employee relationship, e.g., in a ministry, internship, or missions-trip context.
    • Letters accepted as supplements to Online Recommendation Forms.
  • Essays. Essay questions found in application.
  • Signed  Statement of Faith, Community Covenant, and Statement of Veracity.
  • Application Fee US $30, non-refundable.  

Additional Requirements for International Students 

M.A. in Humanitarian & Disaster Leadership

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