Graduate School
For Real Life
If you're looking for a graduate school experience that goes beyond classroom learning - one that will actually prepare you for the life you want to live - Palm Beach Atlantic University is for you.

Master of Divinity

  • 72 graduate credits that you can complete in an accelerated two-year plan, traditional three-year plan or part-time in 4+ years (Click here for a complete degree plan***)
  • Courses are offered weekdays at PBA’s West Palm Beach campus and requires an on-going, substantive 10-15 hours per week apprenticeship under the direct supervision of a practicing minister.
  • Program entry points are fall (August) and spring (January) with application deadlines of  August 1 and December 1

Admission Requirements*:

  1. Earn a baccalaureate degree in Christian Ministry/Biblical Studies from a regionally accredited institution or a baccalaureate degree in another major with successful completion of 24 hours of specified, pre-requisite coursework on the undergraduate or graduate level
  2. Achieve cumulative undergraduate minimum GPA of 2.75 or above on a 4.0 scale
  3. Submit:
    • A completed online application and $45 nonrefundable fee (Click on the drop-down arrow to select the Graduate application)           
    • Official transcript from college/university where bachelor’s degree was conferred and from college/university where prerequisite courses were taken
    • Two specific confidential recommendations (academic and ministerial)
    • Two specific writing samples (requirements will be provided)
    • Acceptable score on the GRE or MAT (Millers Analogy Test)**
    • Informed consent form
  4. Faculty interview – Once your application for admission is complete by meeting all the admission requirements and providing the required documents, you will be invited to an interview with the Graduate Admissions Committee.

* International students should inquire about additional admission requirements.

**GRE/MAT is not required for students with a 3.0 cumulative grade point average from a regionally accredited college or university. The requirement is waived for applicants with a previously earned master’s degree or those who have completed 15 or more graduate credits with transferable grades from a regionally accredited institution. 

Admissions decision and notification:

Applicants will be notified in writing of the Graduate Admissions Committee’s decision within two weeks after completing the interview. To secure a spot in the program, accepted students must, no later than 30 days before classes begin, submit:

  • A non-refundable $100 deposit, which is applied to tuition upon enrollment

Tuition

The estimated tuition for the entire M.Div. program is $38,800*. This includes tuition for 72 credit hours ($525/credit) and the Resource Fee ($200/semester). This is based on the 2 year accelerated degree plan.

Financial Aid

Palm Beach Atlantic makes every effort to offer financial assistance through a variety of programs (federal and institutional) to deserving students. Primary funding for graduate study is provided on the basis of demonstrated financial need in the form of work study awards and student loans. Students must apply for financial aid each year by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Assistance (FAFSA) online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. For any questions on work-study or loan eligibility please contact finaid@pba.edu

Scholarships

PBA’s growth in graduate and professional programs has provided additional scholarship opportunities to become available through faithful donors wanting to assist students in achieving their educational goals. For additional information about these scholarship opportunities for your program, please contact the School of Ministry at contact grad@pba.edu or 561-803-2122.

*Cost based on 2015-2016 fee schedule and is subject to change. Additional fees may apply.

***NOTE: By clicking on this link you will be taken to PBA's primary Web site PBA.edu

 

 

 

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