MASTERS PROGRAM ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS AND PROCEDURES

Preparing men and women for high-quality Christian leadership in the church, the community, local corporations, and local public safety professions is the primary goal of our Master’s programs.

Applicants will be expected to display both the physical and emotional health needed to succeed in an intense academic environment; they also must display the ability to express themselves in verbal and written communications.

All applicants for the various Graduate programs will be required to have full access to a computer and the Internet. They must display all necessary computer skills, including e-mail, word processing, spreadsheets, chat rooms, forums, and virtual classroom skills. All applicants must demonstrate potential quantitative and qualitative leadership skills, as well as evidence of self-discipline, a reputable character, and a strong motivation to learn.

Non-native English speakers applying to programs taught in English must demonstrate proficiency in the English language by achieving a minimum score of 560 on the Test of English as a Foreign Language’s (TOEFL) written examination; or a minimum score of 83 on the Internet examination.

Applicants are responsible to meet any prerequisites of the graduate program desired.

The following is required from graduate program applicants:

  1. Complete and submit the Application for Admission form online or mail to the Admissions Office at John Wesley University, 1215 Eastchester Drive, High Point, NC 27265-3115 or fax to 336-889-2261.
  2. Submit a non-refundable Application Fee ($50). This is waived for online applications.
  3. A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution. Please submit all transcripts from undergraduate work.
  4. A grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on all prior college work (Probationary acceptance may be granted for a GPA below 3.0 with the approval of the admissions committee).
  5. An undergraduate academic background in the desired graduate field of study. (Lack of prior college work in these areas will not prevent admission but additional course work might be considered necessary for graduation.)
  6. A résumé showing work experience (Two (2) years of documented work experience in leadership and/or management is required for the MBA program) (Current involvement in ministry is required for the MTS program).
  7. An acceptable score on the GMAT or GRE taken within the last five years (waived with acceptable GPA on prior college work).
  8. Two (2) letters of recommendation.
  9. An autobiographical essay of a minimum of 750 words outlining the applicant’s experience, personal goals, purpose for enrolling, and readiness for graduate-level education.
  10. Submit a completed Medical Record Form.
  11. Submit required proof of Immunizations, which must be signed by a licensed physician as required by the North Carolina Division of Health Services, G.S. 130A-155.

Note: Due to the intense nature of the program, students cannot be enrolled in any other college or university while being enrolled in any John Wesley University graduate degree program.

Students must maintain a 3.0 GPA during the program in order to remain in the program. Students are not permitted to continue to the next course until a grade is received for their current course.

John Wesley will not accept transfer credit into the MBA program.

Applicants for a graduate program holding a bachelor’s degree(s) from non-accredited institutions may appeal for acceptance with a written request to the Dean of the program, and to the Admissions Committee of the University.

John Wesley will consider applicants who do not satisfy the program’s prerequisites for unconditional acceptance provided that such applicants submit a written report to the Dean of the program and to the Admissions Committee of the University. Where applicable, such prerequisites must be fulfilled prior to reaching degree candidacy status. Such students will be advised on a case-by-case basis, but they will not be allowed to take graduate courses until they have demonstrated a mastery of all required foundational courses. Students not meeting the GPA requirements may be eligible for probationary acceptance.

Students who have been denied admission to the program will not be allowed to take individual graduate courses for credit or audit purposes. However, applicants may reapply to the program after their specified deficiencies have been satisfactorily fulfilled.