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M.A. in Old Testament Archaeology Admission Requirements

Applying to the Wheaton College Graduate School

Learn more about the admission requirements and application deadlines for the M.A. in Old Testament Archaeology at the Wheaton College Graduate School.

Application Deadline Information

Please note that M.A. in Old Testament Archaeology applicants are highly encouraged to apply for and begin in the summer term.

International Applicants

The formal application deadline for all international applicants is January 1st.

United States (Citizen, Permanent Resident, National) Applicants

Applicants wishing to join the Graduate Ancient Israel Summer Program (offered select summers) must apply by March 15th. The M.A. in Old Testament Archaeology program will continue to review completed Fall Semester applications after March 15th on a rolling basis. Please note that decisions after the March 15th date are dependent upon the availability of remaining spaces. We encourage following the deadlines below to enhance your application experience.

Early Action Application: Apply by November 15th to receive an admissions decision by December 6th

Priority Application: Apply by January 15th to receive an admissions decision by February 5th

Regular Application: Apply by March 15th to receive an admissions decision by April 6th

Please note that M.A. in Old Testament Archaeology applicants are highly encouraged to apply for and begin in the summer term.

International Applicants

The formal application deadline for all international applicants is January 1st.

United States (Citizen, Permanent Resident, National) Applicants

Applicants wishing to join the Graduate Ancient Israel Summer Program (offered select summers) must apply by March 15th. The M.A. in Old Testament Archaeology program will continue to review completed Fall Semester applications after March 15th on a rolling basis. Please note that decisions after the March 15th date are dependent upon the availability of remaining spaces. We encourage following the deadlines below to enhance your application experience.

Early Action Application: Apply by November 15th to receive an admissions decision by December 6th

Priority Application: Apply by January 15th to receive an admissions decision by February 5th

Regular Application: Apply by March 15th to receive an admissions decision by April 6th

Requirements for All Applicants

  • Please note that M.A. in Old Testament Archaeology applicants are highly encouraged to apply for and begin in the summer term.
  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university with minimum GPA of 3.0.
  • Application for admission with autobiographical information and essays as indicated in application.
  • Official transcripts from all previous colleges or universities attended.
  • Three references: Academic, Pastoral (or other Christian leader), and Professional (employer).
  • Resume.
  • Research Paper (10 to 20 pages).
  • Signed Statement of Veracity, Statement of Faith, and Community Covenant.
  • $30 non-refundable application processing fee.

Additional Requirements for International Students

International students, and permanent residents of the US whose native language is not English, are required to take either the TOEFL iBT Test,  IELTS Academic Test or Duolingo English test with the minimal scores indicated below:

TOEFL iBT Test: 80 with at least 18 in each category

IELTS Academic Test: 6.5 with at least 6.0 in each category

Duolingo English Test: 105

Applicants who wish to waive their English proficiency test, please refer to the English proficiency page for details.

An International Transcript Verification Report is needed for students who completed degrees outside of the United States.

Prerequisite

  • Competency in Hebrew. Competency is defined as passing a competency exam or taking HEBR 301 (or BL 610 at JUC), 302, and 401. These language prerequisites do not count toward the completion of degree requirements, but students may take the languages concurrently with the program.
  • If students choose to take the courses concurrently with the program, it will take up to two years to complete the degree.

 

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