FAQs

Bachelor of Arts in Business Management FAQs

The Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Management at Jakes Divinity School is powered by Vanguard University. It is designed to support students in their growth as effective influencers and leaders in a diverse and global environment. Students learn to apply practical, evidence-based solutions to issues in organizational change, group and team dynamics and strategic planning and implementation. Students are equipped with a foundation in Christian ethics and are introduced to the management concepts and theories supporting successful leadership of Christian organizations.

Graduates Become:

  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Human Resources Managers
  • Substance Abuse Counselors
  • Ministry Workers
General Education: 34-37 units $415 per unit $15,355
Electives: 35-38 units $415 per unit $15,770
Major: 48 units $545 per unit $26,160
  • $415-545 per unit
  • Technology and Program Fee: $400 per semester

This degree is offered in an online hybrid format with opportunities for face-to-face residencies twice a year and live video conferencing.

The course format consists of three 5-week modules per semester (Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters). Most students take one course per module. If a student needs to complete two courses in a single module, it must first be approved by the Student Success Coordinator.
Students are also encouraged to participate in two residencies per year – the International Leadership Summit and the JDS Symposium.

Yes. Please refer to the financial registration deadline and academic registration dates made available through your JDS Enrollment and Student Services Coordinator.

Yes. You have the option of applying for federal loans, grants and/or scholarships.

Federal guidelines generally require students to be enrolled in a minimum of 6 units/semester hours to use federal financial aid. Students are not eligible to use federal financial aid (FAFSA) if starting in Module 3 of any semester. If starting in Module 3, students will only be enrolled in 3 units (1 course). Students can still be admitted for Module 3 of a semester and pay out of pocket for tuition.

Complete a FAFSA application and use School Code: 001293 for Vanguard.
Click here to complete a Spanish FAFSA application.

Yes. However, our JDS partner school, Vanguard University, does not accept applicants who reside in:  New York, Ohio, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Delaware, Alabama, Virgin Islands, Pennsylvania, Indiana and Maryland. You may contact a JDS Enrollment and Student Services Coordinator to discuss other program options that may fit your needs.

  • Official high school and college transcripts
    • All official transcripts should be submitted as follows:
      • Physical transcripts can be sent to the address below and must be in a sealed envelope from the school remitting the transcript to be accepted:
        Vanguard University
        School for Professional Studies
        55 Fair Drive
        Costa Mesa, CA, 92626
      • Electronic transcripts can be sent to: spsadmissions@vanguard.edu (must be sent from a third-party Safe Sender, such as eScrip or Parchment to be accepted).
  • Statement of Purpose
    • Write a detailed statement of purpose which describes how your chosen degree program aligns with your vocational aspirations and is related to your Christian faith.
    • Statement must be a minimum of 250 words, double-spaced, 12-point Times New Roman font.
    • Please email your completed statement of purpose (in Word document or pdf format) to aolds@jakesdivinity.org with the subject “JDS Statement of Purpose – (Your first and last name here)”.

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology FAQs

The Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology with a concentration in Human Development at Jakes Divinity School is powered by Vanguard University. It seeks to enhance students’ understanding of human nature with an emphasis on human development across the life span from both a secular world view as well as a Christian perspective.

Graduates Become:

  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Human Resources Managers
  • Substance Abuse Counselors
  • Ministry Workers
General Education: 43 units $545 per unit $23,435
Electives: 30 units $415 per unit $12,450
Major: 51 units $545 per unit $27,795                                                     
  • $415-545 per unit
  • Technology and Program Fee: $400 per semester

This degree is offered in an online hybrid format with opportunities for face-to-face residencies twice a year and live video conferencing.

The course format consists of three 5-week modules per semester (Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters). Most students take one course per module. If a student needs to complete two courses in a single module, it must first be approved by the Student Success Coordinator.
Students are also encouraged to participate in two residencies per year – the International Leadership Summit and the JDS Symposium.

Yes. Please refer to the financial registration deadline and academic registration dates made available through your JDS Enrollment and Student Services Coordinator.

Yes. You have the option of applying for federal loans, grants and/or scholarships.

Federal guidelines generally require students to be enrolled in a minimum of 6 units/semester hours to use federal financial aid. Students are not eligible to use federal financial aid (FAFSA) if starting in Module 3 of any semester. If starting in Module 3, students will only be enrolled in 3 units (1 course). Students can still be admitted for Module 3 of a semester and pay out of pocket for tuition.

Complete a FAFSA application and use School Code: 001293 for Vanguard.
Click here to complete a Spanish FAFSA application.

Yes. However, our JDS partner school, Vanguard University, does not accept applicants who reside in:  New York, Ohio, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Delaware, Alabama, Virgin Islands, Pennsylvania, Indiana and Maryland. You may contact a JDS Enrollment and Student Services Coordinator to discuss other program options that may fit your needs.

  • Official high school and college transcripts
    • All official transcripts should be submitted as follows:
      • Physical transcripts can be sent to the address below and must be in a sealed envelope from the school remitting the transcript to be accepted:
        Vanguard University
        School for Professional Studies
        55 Fair Drive
        Costa Mesa, CA, 92626
      • Electronic transcripts can be sent to: spsadmissions@vanguard.edu (must be sent from a third-party Safe Sender, such as eScrip or Parchment to be accepted).
  • Statement of Purpose
    • Write a detailed statement of purpose which describes how your chosen degree program aligns with your vocational aspirations and is related to your Christian faith.
    • Statement must be a minimum of 250 words, double-spaced, 12-point Times New Roman font.
    • Please email your completed statement of purpose (in Word document or pdf format) to aolds@jakesdivinity.org with the subject “JDS Statement of Purpose – (Your first and last name here)”.

Bachelor of Arts in Theology FAQs

The Bachelor of Arts in Theology with a concentration in Ministry and Leadership at Jakes Divinity School is powered by Vanguard University. This degree program is fully accredited and is designed for individuals who are involved in church or parachurch activities and who wish to gain knowledge to improve themselves personally and professionally. Upon graduating, students will be prepared for graduate studies and/or to take a leadership role in their community.

Graduates Become:

  • Preachers
  • Teachers
  • Para-ministers
  • Pastoral care members
General Education: 49 units $415 per unit $20,335
Electives: 24 units $415 per unit $9,960
Major: 51 units $525 per unit $26,775                                                     
  • $415-525 per unit
  • Technology and Program Fee: $400 per semester

This degree is offered in an online hybrid format with opportunities for face-to-face residencies twice a year and live video conferencing.

Yes, there are concentrations available for those that need additional elective units or want the academic exposure to the topics in these concentrations that include: Ministry, Hispanic Ministry and Leadership, Anti-Human Trafficking, Preaching, and Worship.

The course format consists of three 5-week modules per semester (Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters). Most students take one course per module. If a student needs to complete two courses in a single module, it must first be approved by the Student Success Coordinator.
Students are also encouraged to participate in two residencies per year – the International Leadership Summit and the JDS Symposium.

Yes. Please refer to the financial registration deadline and academic registration dates made available through your JDS Enrollment and Student Services Coordinator.

Yes. You have the option of applying for federal loans, grants and/or scholarships.

Federal guidelines generally require students to be enrolled in a minimum of 6 units/semester hours to use federal financial aid. Students are not eligible to use federal financial aid (FAFSA) if starting in Module 3 of any semester. If starting in Module 3, students will only be enrolled in 3 units (1 course). Students can still be admitted for Module 3 of a semester and pay out of pocket for tuition.

Complete a FAFSA application and use School Code: 001293 for Vanguard.
Click here to complete a Spanish FAFSA application.

Yes. However, our JDS partner school, Vanguard University, does not accept applicants who reside in:  New York, Ohio, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Delaware, Alabama, Virgin Islands, Pennsylvania, Indiana and Maryland. You may contact a JDS Enrollment and Student Services Coordinator to discuss other program options that may fit your needs.

  • Official high school and college transcripts
    • All official transcripts should be submitted as follows:
      • Physical transcripts can be sent to the address below and must be in a sealed envelope from the school remitting the transcript to be accepted:
        Vanguard University
        School for Professional Studies
        55 Fair Drive
        Costa Mesa, CA, 92626
      • Electronic transcripts can be sent to: spsadmissions@vanguard.edu (must be sent from a third-party Safe Sender, such as eScrip or Parchment to be accepted).
  • Statement of Purpose
    • Write a detailed statement of purpose which describes how your chosen degree program aligns with your vocational aspirations and is related to your Christian faith.
    • Statement must be a minimum of 250 words, double-spaced, 12-point Times New Roman font.
    • Please email your completed statement of purpose (in Word document or pdf format) to aolds@jakesdivinity.org with the subject “JDS Statement of Purpose – (Your first and last name here)”.

Bachelor of Science in Church Leadership FAQs

The Bachelor of Science in Church Leadership degree program at Jakes Divinity School is powered by North Central University. Students who complete the Church Leadership degree will be prepared to be ministry leaders in a local church and other related settings. The graduates of the Church Leadership major will be equipped to carry out their leadership role in a local congregation.

Graduates Become:

  • Ministers or pastors
  • Non-profit organization managers
  • Pastoral care and counseling workers
  • Ministry organizers and planners
  •  Ministry workers

The admissions application fee is currently waived.

Applicants will need a high school diploma with a minimum GPA of 2.2.  If the applicant has a low or no GPA, then an essay is required.

  • $500 per credit hour
  • Technology and Program Fee: $400 per semester

This degree is offered in an online hybrid format with opportunities for face-to-face residencies twice a year and live video conferencing.

Each of our semesters are 16 weeks total with 8-week sessions.
Students are also encouraged to participate in two residencies per year – the International Leadership Summit and the JDS Symposium.

The program is 124 credits which should take approximately 4 years.

JDS/NCU will consider credit hours from other accredited institutions for transfer. Official transcripts must be sent and evaluated for credit transfers.

Yes. Please refer to the financial registration deadline and academic registration dates made available through your JDS Enrollment and Student Services Coordinator.

Yes. You have the option of applying for federal loans, grants and/or scholarships.

Federal guidelines generally require students to be enrolled in a minimum of 6 units/semester hours to use federal financial aid. Students are not eligible to use federal financial aid (FAFSA) if starting in Module 3 of any semester. If starting in Module 3, students will only be enrolled in 3 units (1 course). Students can still be admitted for Module 3 of a semester and pay out of pocket for tuition.

Complete a FAFSA application and use School Code: 001293 for Vanguard.
Click here to complete a Spanish FAFSA application.

Yes. However, there is no federal financial aid available or institutional scholarships for international students. Contact your Enrollment and Student Services Coordinator for details on the admissions process for international students.

  • Official high school and college transcripts
    • All official transcripts should be submitted as follows:
      • Physical transcripts can be sent to the address below and must be in a sealed envelope from the school remitting the transcript to be accepted:
        North Central University
        Attn: NCU Admissions 
        910 Elliot Ave.
        Minneapolis, MN 55404
      • Electronic transcripts can be sent to: admissions@northcentral.edu (must be sent from a third-party Safe Sender, such as eScrip or Parchment to be accepted).
  • Complete admissions interview (This will be scheduled with you by an Enrollment and Student Services Coordinator once you have completed the other steps.)

Bachelor of Arts in Humanitarian Leadership FAQs

The Bachelor of Science in Humanitarian Leadership at Jakes Divinity School is powered by North Central University. The Humanitarian Leadership major prepares you for leadership and service in both humanitarian crisis and relief organizations, as well as a variety of non-profit settings.

Graduates Become:

  • Non-profit organization workers
  • Foreign aid workers
  • Program directors
  • Youth ministry workers
  • Crisis relief organization workers

The admissions application fee is currently waived.

Applicants will need a high school diploma with a minimum GPA of 2.2.  If the applicant has a low or no GPA, then an essay is required.

  • $500 per credit hour
  • Technology and Program Fee: $400 per semester

This degree is offered in an online hybrid format with opportunities for face-to-face residencies twice a year and live video conferencing.

Each of our semesters are 16 weeks total with 8-week sessions.
Students are also encouraged to participate in two residencies per year – the International Leadership Summit and the JDS Symposium.

The program is 124 credits which should take approximately 4 years.

JDS/NCU will consider credit hours from other accredited institutions for transfer. Official transcripts must be sent and evaluated for credit transfers.

Yes. Please refer to the financial registration deadline and academic registration dates made available through your JDS Enrollment and Student Services Coordinator.

Yes. You have the option of applying for federal loans, grants and/or scholarships.

Complete a FAFSA application and use School Code: 001293 for Vanguard.
Click here to complete a Spanish FAFSA application.

Yes. However, there is no federal financial aid available or institutional scholarships for international students. Contact your Enrollment and Student Services Coordinator for details on the admissions process for international students.

  • Official high school and college transcripts
    • All official transcripts should be submitted as follows:
      • Physical transcripts can be sent to the address below and must be in a sealed envelope from the school remitting the transcript to be accepted:
        North Central University
        Attn: NCU Admissions 
        910 Elliot Ave.
        Minneapolis, MN 55404
      • Electronic transcripts can be sent to: admissions@northcentral.edu (must be sent from a third-party Safe Sender, such as eScrip or Parchment to be accepted).
  • Complete admissions interview (This will be scheduled with you by an Enrollment and Student Services Coordinator once you have completed the other steps.)

Master of Arts in Strategic Leadership FAQs

The Master of Arts in Strategic Leadership degree program at Jakes Divinity School is powered by North Central University. The purpose of the Master of Arts in Strategic Leadership program is to develop leaders for organizations, churches, the community, and the world. Continued leadership development is a vital aspect for these institutions. Christian leaders must possess an ethically and morally responsible vision, an understanding of social contexts, sensitivity to complex personal and organizational problems, the ability to find strategic solutions, cultural competence to address the needs of diverse settings, the ability to motivate people to work toward shared goals and objectives, and a commitment to fulfill all these responsibilities in a manner consistent with Christian values and mission.

Graduates Become:

  • Training and Development Managers
  • Program Coordinators / Administrators
  • Human Resources Generalists
  • Directors of Operations
  • Executive Assistants

The admissions application fee is currently waived.

  • $650 per credit hour
  • Technology and Program Fee: $400 per semester

This degree is offered in an online hybrid format with opportunities for face-to-face residencies twice a year and live video conferencing.

Each of our online courses are 8 weeks in length. After each course, there is a 1-week break before the next course begins.  You will repeat that pattern for the duration of the program, with the exception of holiday breaks.
Students are also encouraged to participate in two residencies per year – the International Leadership Summit and the JDS Symposium.

The program has a minimum requirement of 30 graduate credit hours.  These credits will consist of nine, three-credit classes and the completion of a three-credit capstone project or a thesis. The program is designed for you to finish in only 10 courses, which equates to about 2.5 years.  This allows you to start and finish quickly and efficiently.

Yes. Please refer to the financial registration deadline and academic registration dates made available through your JDS Enrollment and Student Services Coordinator.

Yes. Students are not required to choose a track but may choose one based upon preference.  These tracks will increase the cost of tuition by 6 credits and increase degree completion time by one semester. The concentration options are: Worship Arts; Church Leadership; and Business Administration Leadership.


Worship Arts
The Strategic Leadership: Worship Arts Leadership degree track is 36 credits and is designed to be finished in 12 courses.  This track will prepare current and future leaders and musicians to communicate effectively the role of worship in the believer’s life by receiving biblically, theologically, historically, and contextually-grounded training.
Church Leadership
The Strategic Leadership: Church Leadership degree track is 36 credits and is designed to be finished in 12 courses.  This track develops effective Christian leaders for dynamic roles in church and parachurch organizations through a theologically-informed, theoretically-grounded, and practically-applied curriculum.
Business Administration Leadership
The Strategic Leadership Degree: Business Administration Leadership degree is 36 credits and is designed to be finished in 12 courses. The Master of Arts in Strategic Leadership: Business Administration Leadership program develops effective Christian leaders for dynamic roles in business and nonprofit organizations through a Christ-centered, theoretically-grounded, and practically-applied curriculum.

As a minimum requirement, you must have already obtained an undergraduate degree before pursuing a graduate degree.

JDS/NCU will consider credit hours from other accredited institutions for transfer. Official transcripts must be sent to NCU and evaluated for credit transfers.

A student must be enrolled in a minimum of 6 credit hours per semester to be considered a full-time graduate student.

A student who is enrolled in less than 6 credit hours is classified as part-time.

Permission from the director or a designee will be required if a student seeks to enroll in more than 9 credit hours in a semester. Usually that student will need to have earned a 3.2 GPA or higher in previous coursework.

Yes. Please refer to the financial registration deadline and academic registration dates made available through your JDS Enrollment and Student Services Coordinator.

Yes. You have the option of applying for federal loans. You may apply for up to $20,500 in unsubsidized loans.

Complete a FAFSA application and use School Code: 002369 North Central University
North Central University (NCU)
910 Elliot Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55404
School Code:  002369
Click here to complete a Spanish FAFSA application.

  • Monthly Payment Plan through NCU + $40 Enrollment fee/semester.
  • Pay in Full
  • Employer Tuition Reimbursement

Yes. However, there is no federal financial aid or institutional scholarships available for international students at this time. Contact your Enrollment and Student Services Coordinator for details on the admissions process for international students.

  • Official high school and college transcripts
    • All official transcripts should be submitted as follows:
      • Physical transcripts can be sent to the address below and must be in a sealed envelope from the school remitting the transcript to be accepted:
        North Central University
        Attn: NCU Admissions
        910 Elliot Ave.
        Minneapolis, MN 55404
      • Electronic transcripts can be sent to: admissions@northcentral.edu  (must be sent from a third-party Safe Sender, such as eScrip or Parchment to be accepted).
  • Resume
    • Please provide a detailed resume and email it to nthompson@jakesdivinity.org with the subject “JDS Applicant Resume – (Your first and last name here)”.
  • Essay Intent
    • In an essay format, describe your reasons for pursuing a graduate degree in Strategic Leadership at NCU and how it will benefit you in the future. Email your personal statement to nthompson@jakesdivinity.org.
    • Essay must be a minimum of 1 page in length and be typed on a MSWord document.
  • Character Reference
    • (This form should be completed by an employer, mentor, professor, or a present leader or professional in your life.)  This is the reference form that must be completed.

If you have any questions, you may contact Nyesha Thompson at 469-315-1198 or nthompson@jakesdivinity.org.

Master of Arts in Theology FAQs

The Master of Arts in Theology degree program at Jakes Divinity School is powered by Vanguard University. The Master of Arts degree in Theology provides leaders with the opportunity to study with premier Pentecostal scholars.  The professors, experienced and passionate, are also accessible, relevant, and dedicated to personalizing everything they do.  A collaborative learning environment promotes critical thinking skills, shared participation, and the cultivation of long-standing networks in a faith community.

Graduates Become:

  • Theology Professors
  • Non-profit workers
  • Social workers
  • Humanitarians
  • Senior Pastors
  • Archeologists

  • Counselors
  • Journalists
  • Historians
  • Teachers
  • Writers

  • $560 per credit hour
  • 48 units
  • Technology fee: $200 per semester
  • Graduate Program Fee: $200 per semester

This degree is offered in an online hybrid format with opportunities for face-to-face residencies twice a year and live video conferencing.

Each of our online courses are to be taken 1 class each 7 weeks.
Students are also encouraged to participate in two residencies per year – the International Leadership Summit and the JDS Symposium.

Applicants will need to have a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university in order to be considered for the MAT program.

Yes. Please refer to the financial registration deadline and academic registration dates made available through your JDS Enrollment and Student Services Coordinator.

Yes. You have the option of applying for federal loans, grants and/or scholarships.

Federal guidelines generally require students to be enrolled in a minimum of 6 units/semester hours to use federal financial aid. Students are not eligible to use federal financial aid (FAFSA) if starting in Module 3 of any semester. If starting in Module 3, students will only be enrolled in 3 units (1 course). Students can still be admitted for Module 3 of a semester and pay out of pocket for tuition.

Complete a FAFSA application and use School Code: 001293 for Vanguard.
Click here to complete a Spanish FAFSA application.

Yes. However, our JDS partner school, Vanguard University, does not accept applicants who reside in:  New York, Ohio, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Delaware, Alabama, Virgin Islands, Pennsylvania, Indiana and Maryland. You may contact a JDS Enrollment and Student Services Coordinator to discuss other program options that may fit your needs.

  • Official high school and college transcripts
    • All official transcripts should be submitted as follows:
      • Physical transcripts can be sent to the address below and must be in a sealed envelope from the school remitting the transcript to be accepted:
        Vanguard University
        School for Professional Studies
        55 Fair Drive
        Costa Mesa, CA, 92626
      • Electronic transcripts can be sent to: spsadmissions@vanguard.edu (must be sent from a third-party Safe Sender, such as eScrip or Parchment to be accepted).
  • Reference Forms
    • Download and complete the Reference Form.
    • In addition to the forms, two letters of recommendation must be submitted by both a pastoral and academic reference. Email the documents to kgreen@jakesdivinity.org with the subject “JDS References – (Your first and last name here)”.
  • Personal Statement
    • Write a detailed statement of purpose describing your reasons for pursuing a graduate degree (include vocational reasons), as well as how your faith is related to this decision. Email your personal statement to kgreen@jakesdivinity.org.
    • Statement must be a minimum of 250 words.
  • Resume
    • Please provide a detailed resume and email it to kgreen@jakesdivinity.org with the subject “JDS Applicant Resume – (Your first and last name here)”.

Doctor of Ministry FAQs

The Doctor of Ministry in Spirit-filled Global Leadership in the African Diaspora at Jakes Divinity School is powered by Portland Seminary at George Fox University. The Doctor of Ministry program is geared toward educated, experienced practitioners who desire to stimulate renewal in themselves and their ministries through the integration of their experience with advanced training, research, and reflection.

Graduates Become:

  • Organizational Leader
  • Ministry Professionals
  • Theology Professors
  • Missionaries
  • Journalists
  • Pastors
Tuition Fee Total
Year 1 $9,216 $6,000 $15,216
Year 2 $9,216 $4,000 $13,216
Year 3 $2,304 $0 $2,304
$20,736 $10,000 $30,736

This degree is offered in an online hybrid format. However, DMIN students are required to participate in four face-to-face intensives.

The program takes at least three (3) years to complete with 36 semester hours: 16 hours are prescribed in taught courses and 20 hours are in the research sequence.

There are limited merit-based scholarships available for the DMIN program. Upon acceptance, students will be given information on merit-based scholarships as amounts do vary.

A Master of Divinity degree is preferred but not required. Prospects without a Master of Divinity degree will need to establish MDIV equivalency through the portfolio process.

Yes. Please refer to the financial registration deadline and academic registration dates made available through your JDS Enrollment and Student Services Coordinator.

Yes. You have the option of applying for federal loans, grants and/or scholarships.

Complete a FAFSA application and use School Code: 001293 for Vanguard.
Click here to complete a Spanish FAFSA application.

The link to the online application will be provided to you by the Enrollment and Student Services Coordinator. Complete the DMIN Inquiry Questionnaire for more information.

Steps for applicants with accredited Master of Divinity degree:

  • Online application
    • Complete the DMIN Inquiry Questionnaire to receive online application.
  • Official high school and college transcripts 
    • All official transcripts should be submitted as follows:
      • Physical transcripts can be sent to the address below and must be in a sealed envelope from the school remitting the transcript to be accepted:
        Office of Admissions
        George Fox University
        414 N. Meridian Street #6089
        Newberg, OR 97132
      • Electronic transcripts can be sent to: dmissions@georgefox.edu (must be sent from a third-party Safe Sender, such as eScrip or Parchment to be accepted).
  • Academic Writing Sample
    • The academic writing sample must be from a previous educational experience or be academic in nature of any subject matter.
  • Character References
    • This form should be completed by a ministry supervisor and two personal references.
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae
    • Please provide a detailed resume and email it to aolds@jakesdivinity.org. “JDS Applicant Resume – (Your first and last name here)”.
    • Include professional background and ministry experience in terms of role, length of time, responsibilities, etc.

Steps for applicants without accredited Master of Divinity degree:

Prospective students without an earned Master of Divinity degree from an accredited educational institution will have to establish M.Div. equivalency by submitting a portfolio. It is an internal courtesy service that Jakes Divinity School offers to prospective D.Min. students to determine whether or not the prospect is qualified to apply for admission to the D.Min. program.
Portfolio items include:

  • Unofficial or Official Transcripts
    • All unofficial transcripts can be sent to: aolds@jakesdivinity.org.
    • All official transcripts should be submitted as follows:
      • Physical transcripts can be sent to the address below and must be in a sealed envelope from the school remitting the transcript to be accepted:
        Office of Admissions
        George Fox University
        414 N. Meridian Street #6089
        Newberg, OR 97132
    • Electronic transcripts can be sent to: dmissions@georgefox.edu (must be sent from a third-party Safe Sender, such as eScrip or Parchment to be accepted).
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae
    • Please provide a detailed resume and email it to aolds@jakesdivinity.org with the subject “JDS Applicant Resume – (Your first and last name here)”.
    • Include professional background and ministry experience in terms of role, length of time, responsibilities, etc.
  • Statement of Purpose
    • The statement of purpose is a 250-word rationale that describes your purpose for pursuing the Doctor of Ministry.
    • Please email your completed essay (in Word document or pdf format) to aolds@jakesdivinity.org with the subject “JDS Statement of Purpose – (Your first and last name here)”.
  • Documentation of Ministry Experience
    • Please email your ordination certificate or ministry certifications to aolds@jakesdivinity.org with the subject “JDS Documentation of Ministry Experience – (Your first and last name here)”.

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