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Admission Requirements

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Cedarville University is a Christ-centered learning community equipping students for lifelong leadership and service through an education marked by excellence and grounded in biblical truth. Cedarville University invites applications to the Master of Ministry (M.Min.) program from those who:

  • Have a profession of faith in Jesus Christ
  • Hold a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution (preferred GPA of 2.3 or higher)

Applicants must also affirm their commitment to the Cedarville Covenant and agree to abide by the graduate student handbook. Applicants should review the University’s doctrinal statement to understand our beliefs and Christian heritage, which serves as the foundation for our community.

The School of Biblical and Theological Studies and University Admissions review the qualifications of each applicant on an individual basis. Applicants who present satisfactory evidence of their ability to perform at the graduate level are admitted to the M.Min. program. Cedarville University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, or disability.

We encourage you to apply early for admission to Cedarville. As the applicant, you are responsible for gathering and submitting all the necessary documents required to complete your application.


  1. Application Form [online only]
    Complete and submit the online application.
  2. Pastoral Reference [online | pdf]
    Have a pastor who is familiar with your testimony and spiritual development complete this form. Recommendations from family members will not be accepted.
  3. Academic Recommendation [online | pdf]
    Have a current or former professor who has knowledge of the requirements of graduate-level work complete this form. Recommendations from family members will not be accepted.
  4. Transcripts
    Submit official undergrad and graduate transcripts from all institutions in which you have enrolled, even if no credit was earned. Transcripts should be sent directly from the institution attended to Cedarville University.
  5. International Students
    Please review additional information and requirements for international students

Note: Please review readmission information for existing graduate and adult students.

Your application will be processed and reviewed by University Admissions as soon as all of the materials are received. In most cases you will be notified by letter within three weeks of the admissions decision. However, some applications may need extended time for review or follow-up. If you have not heard within 30 days of submitting all the necessary documents, please contact us.