Admission Requirement of Master’s Program

An applicant must clearly demonstrate a personal Christian experience, a call to serve the Church, gifts for ministry, and spiritual maturity. Therefore, the applicant must manifest faith, moral character, and the academic ability to complete a rigorous master’s program.

 

An applicant is eligible to apply for admissions to a graduate program at GMU after they have completed a bachelor’s degree from an approved institution. The bachelor’s degree must be a four-year system or over 120 units in semester system. The applicant’s GPA at college level will be considered for admission. The applicant’s GPA at college level must above 2.5. Applicants who graduated college level in different collage system from American standard will be evaluated in different methods.

 

Before a student is allowed to register for courses, admission must be granted. A student desiring admission to GMU must present the following:

 

  • A completed application form
  • Application fee of $80.00
  • Two recent 2” X 2 1/2 ” photographs
  • Official transcripts from all postsecondary schools attended
  • Two references (one from pastor, one from a teacher)
  • A two to three page essay detailing the applicant’s call to ministry including a self-evaluation of his/her strengths and weaknesses

 

The applicant must supply the requisite written admission materials and may be required to have a personal interview with a member of the faculty and/or administration.

 

Advanced Standing and Special Students

Grace mission University does not accept advanced standing study and special students. Applicant must meet the admission requirements.

 

Degree Programs

Grace Mission University offers two master’s professional degrees:

 

  • Master of Divinity
  • Master of Christian Education
  • Master of Intercultural Studies (Emphasis on Business As Mission)

 

In each degree program the student can develop an area of concentration such as biblical, theological or ministerial studies after consulting with his/her advisor.

 

Ministry Formation

The graduate faculty recognizes that the preparation of men and women for vocational ministry requires both academic and practical learning experiences. Therefore, the Office of Supervised Ministry helps every student to acquire practical experiences through local churches or para-church ministries.

 

Hours of Instruction for Master’s program

One semester is 16-week long including one week reading week which is non-instruction week. Most courses are three semester hour units except indicated courses. Therefore, three-unit course consists of three hours of instruction per week. The instruction hour for one unit is one hour per week including 10 minute break. The actual instruction for one credit is 50 minutes a week. The total instruction hour for one semester is 15 clock hours. For three-credit course, the total instruction hours for one semester are 45 clock hours. Full-time student is required to take at least 9 units per semester.

 

Graduation Requirements

Students who plan to graduate from Grace Mission University must fulfill all applicable graduation requirements for the program to which they were admitted. Students must notify the registrar of their intention to graduate no later than the beginning of the spring semester in the year which they plan to graduate. The faculty and Board of Trustees reserve the right to deny graduation to any student who does not meet the stated requirements for graduation. Students must clear their financial accounts of any balances before graduation.

 

Master of Divinity Degree (MDiv)

  • Satisfactory completion of 105 semester units.
  • Completion of all courses prescribed in the MDiv curriculum.
  • Pass a comprehensive examination.
  • Maintain a minimum Grade Point Average of 3.0 (B)
  • At least 53 units must be earned at GMU by transfer students.
  • Exit interview with faculty

 

Master of Art in Christian Education (MACE)

  • Satisfactorily completion of 69 semester units.
  • Completion of all courses prescribed in the program.
  • Pass a comprehensive examination.
  • Grade Point Average of 3.0 (B).
  • At least 36 units must be earned at GMU by transfer students.
  • Exit interview with faculty

Master of Art in Intercultural Studies (MAICS.)

  • Satisfactory completion of 48 semester units.
  • Completion of all courses prescribed in the program.
  • Pass a comprehensive examination.
  • Grade Point Average of 3.0 (B).
  • At least 36 units must be earned at GMU by transfer students.
  • Exit interview with faculty

 

 

MASTER OF ART in INTERCULTURAL STUDIES PROGRAMS (MAICS)

 

The Master of Intercultural Studies (Emphasis on Business As Mission) is a two-year professional degree designed to produce professional missionaries. The student will earn a minimum of 49 unit hours to complete the degree program.

 

Masters Program Learning Objectives Outcomes Goals

 

Masters Program Learning Objectives

  • PLO1. That students begin developing expertise in a specialized area (e.g., pastoral ministry, missions, education)
  • PLO2. That alumni find employment in ministry (full-time or part-time)
  • PLO3. That graduates be equipped for doctoral studies

 

Master’s Program Learning Outcomes Goals

  • PLO1. That students begin developing expertise in a specialized area (e.g., pastoral ministry, missions, education)
    • As demonstrated by 50% of graduates completing a specialization (e.g., missions concentration, MACE)MACE
  • PLO2. That alumni find employment in ministry (full-time or part-time)
    • As demonstrated by 70% of 5-year alumni being ordained
    • As demonstrated by 70% of 5-year alumni being employed in ministry
  • PLO3. That graduates be equipped for doctoral studies

 

  • As demonstrated by GMU alumni in graduate programs maintaining an average GPA of at least 3.0.

 

 

Degree Requirements

 

This is a 49 semester hour master’s degree program. The requirements for completing this program are:

 

Biblical & Theological Studies: 15 Unit hours (5 Courses)
BT503NT518

 

 

 

OT513

Intro. to the BibleGospels (or NT573 Acts & Pauline Epistles, or  NT598 General Epistles & Revelation)

The Pentateuch (or OT643 Historical Books & Wisdom Lit., or OT558 The Prophets)

 

ST513 

ST523

 

ST533

Systematic Theology I 

Systematic Theology II

 

Systematic Theology III

(Two of Systematic Theology

Courses)

 

 

Practical Theology& Integration: 18 Unit hours (6 Courses)
MT518MT581

 

MT582

MT578

Mission TheologyTheological Foundations of Business as a Mission

Holistic Mission Perspective

Mission History from a Business Perspective

GS573 

PT503

 

Practical Model of Strategic Business as MissionCells & Church Planting, or LT543 Leadership & Administration, or PT683 Cross-cultural Ministry)
Business Professional Studies: 15 Unit hours (5 Courses)
GB511GB512

GB513

GB514

 

Principles of AccountingStrategic Business Planning

Effective Marketing Techniques

Effective Management Strategies

GB515 Basic Foundations of Business, or GB516 Foundations of Entrepreneurship, or GB517 International Business, or GB518 International Law)
Ministry Formation: 2 Unit hours
PT501-4 Ministry Formation (0.5 units, 2 Semesters)
Total 49 Hours

 

Total 49 required units should be taken.

 

Graduation Requirements

  • Satisfactorily completion of 49 semester unit hours (2year program for full-time students).
  • Completion of all courses prescribed in the program.
  • Pass a comprehensive examination.
  • Grade Point Average of 3.0 (B).
  • At least 39 units (80%) must be earned at GMU by transfer students.