Online Master of Arts in Christian Ministries Application Procedure
When should I begin my application? When is the deadline?
Applications are accepted no earlier than one year in advance of the expected date of matriculation and must be completed at least one month prior to the beginning of the term for which admission is sought. Please reference the Academic Calendar for specific application deadlines. Please note that financial aid (loans, scholarships, etc.) deadlines differ from the application deadlines. Click here for more information on financial aid deadlines.
How do I apply?
Applications will be reviewed once the following items have been received:
Semlink and Non-Degree Seeking applicants should complete the full application.
*Please note that by signing and submitting the completed application, you are affirming to have read, agree with and adhere to Gordon-Conwell's Community Life Statement.
My application is complete, now what?
Your application will be submitted to the Admissions Committee for review, and a decision regarding your admission will be made within two weeks.
Our Admissions team is here to support you through every step in the application process. If you have any questions or require assistance please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (855) 211-2474.
Reserve your admission by returning the Biographical Data Form and $75 matriculation deposit. Once we receive your Biographical Data Form and $75 matriculation deposit, you will be contacted by an Online MAR Student Care Specialist regarding setting up a Pre-Orientation Call where you will receive your Gordon-Conwell email address, systems login information, and other important getting started details.
Arrange a Pre-Orientation Call with a Student Care Specialist
After reserving, you will be contacted by a Student Care Specialist in regards to setting up a Pre-Orientation Call. The primary goal of this call is to help you get started in the program. You will have the ability to register for classes. In addition, you will be provided access information for your Gordon-Conwell email and other systems logins, including Sakai, our learning management system. Finally, you will also be added to the online New Student Orientation course that must be completed prior to registering for classes.
Please note: All students are required to complete a Theological Research and Writing course in their first semester. Students will be automatically registered for this course.
Apply for a Scholarships/Financial Aid
Most students are eligible for some form of financial aid including grants, scholarships, and loans. Each offering has its own eligibility requirements and deadlines. Be sure to check out the Financial Aid page for online MACM and Charlotte students.
Communicate with Your Advisor
All degree-seeking students are assigned an academic advisor. Your advisor is available for assistance in selecting courses and devising a degree completion plan. New Students are encouraged to contact their advisor as early as possible, and to schedule a meeting with their advisor before beginning classes. The academic advisor for the online MACM program is Dr. Steve Klipowicz. Dr. Klipowicz can be reached at email@example.com or at (704) 527-9909.
|During your Pre-Orientation Call with a Student Care Specialist you will gain access to the online New Student Orientation course in Sakai. This self-paced orientation must be completed before a student begins classes.|
Once you have completed the online New Student Orientation course, you are ready to begin classes. Be sure to obtain a copy of your course syllabi and order your books before the class begins. Remember that classes will require 10-15 hours of coursework per class per week. You will need to adjust your personal commitments and lifestyle accordingly.
Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, national or ethnic origin, age, handicap or veteran status. A complete statement of compliance with federal laws and regulations can be found in the Gordon-Conwell Student Handbook.