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DOCTOR OF GLOBAL LEADERSHIP (DGL)

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

The DGL program is designed for leaders with a minimum of five years of missional experience.

The following are requirements for completing the application process.

ALL APPLICANTS
  • Minimum GPA requirement is 3.00 GPA on a 4.00 scale.
  • Qualifying degrees:
    • An MDiv degree from an accredited institution qualifies for the DGL program without any additional coursework.
    • A 2-year theological/missiological master's degree from an accredited institution (equivalent to Fuller’s MAT/M or MAGL) qualifies for the DGL without any additional coursework.
    • Theological master's degrees shorter than 72 quarter units will require a transcript evaluation. The applicant may need to take additional theology/missiology courses to qualify for the DGL degree (24-36 quarter units). These classes must be taken before an admissions decision can be made on the application.
    • Graduate transcripts should include a balance of theology and missiology coursework totaling a minimum of 36 quarter units and include the following minimum prerequisite coursework:
      • Theology: 12 quarter units (9 semester credit-hours).
      • Missiology: 12 quarter units (9 semester credit-hours).
      • The remaining 12 quarter graduate-level units (9 semester credit-hours) may be in missiology, theology, and/or in fields related to the area of program focus.
    • Non-theological master's degrees that are relevant to the applicant's respective ministry fields will need to take between 6-9 graduate-level classes (24-36 quarter units) in theology/missiology prior to submitting an application to qualify for the DGL program.
      • Theology: 12 quarter graduate-level units (9 semester credit-hours).
      • Missiology: 12 quarter graduate-level units (9 semester credit-hours).
      • The remaining 12 quarter graduate-level units (9 semester credit-hours) may be in missiology, theology, and/or in fields related to the area of program focus.
  • Missiology and Ministry experience: a minimum of three (3) years of demonstrated ministry experience of a missiological nature.
  • Three References: including a pastoral reference and an academic reference.
    Written Statements: 1) Religious Autobiography, 2) Statement of Experience, 3) 500-work Focus Statement, 4) Writing Sample
  • Language Exam: Applicants for whom English is not a first language, a TOEFL, IELTS, or Duolingo exam is required.
  • The GRE Exam is not required.
  • Completed and signed Application for Admission, including an application fee of $75.
U.S. PERMANENT RESIDENTS AND INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS

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APPLICATION DEADLINES

Application deadlines for upcoming Doctor of Global Leadership cohorts may be found by clicking here.

COMPLETE AND SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION

Debi Yu

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