Admission Policy

An applicant to the Masters of Religious Education Program in Missional Leadership may receive (1) Unconditional Admission, (2) Conditional Admission, or (3) Decline for Admission.

Unconditional Admission status is granted only to applicants who have fully satisfied all admission requirements, and who are selected by the admission committee to join the Masters of Religious Education in Missional Leadership program.

Conditional Admission may be granted to applicants who have only partially fulfilled the admission requirements if the admission committee determines that this applicant has the potential to succeed in graduate studies, and if the admissions committee selects them for admission; however, Conditional Admission status is not automatically granted to applicants with partial fulfillment of the admission requirements.

Decline for Admission will be assigned to applicants who do not satisfy a substantial portion of the admission requirements and/or the admission committee determines that this applicant does not have the potential to succeed in graduate studies. An applicant may also be declined if the admissions committee—for other reasons—chooses not to accept them at the particular time of application.

Admissions Requirement for the Masters of Religious Education Program in Missional Leadership

Academic Requirements

  • An applicant must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.
  • An applicant must have earned a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 in his/her undergraduate work in order to receive regular admission. Probationary admission status may be granted to an applicant with a cumulative undergraduate grade point average from 2.7 -2.99

Application Requirements

The following items must be sent to the MRE Office:

  • A completed application for graduate admission to MRE Office. Application forms may be downloaded at http://www.rc.edu/mreml or filled out online at www.rc.edu/apply
  • Applications are also available from the MREML Office upon request.
  • A non-refundable application fee is required.
  • Three letters of recommendations: two of which must be academic references, and one must be either from a minister or church leader.
  • The applicant’s official transcripts from all previous university work.
  • A five hundred word typed essay, in which the applicant describes her/his statement of purpose for pursuing a Master's degree in Religious Education in Missional Leadership.
  • A signed consent form from a congregational leader (or other appropriate ministry setting) that you have permissions to do projects within the congregation for you degree. These projects involve things that you might do anyway in your role, and they are of limited scope.