Admission Requirements

Application Process by Program

Bachelor of Arts (Degree Completion)

To be eligible for admission, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Associate’s degree
  • No minimum GPA
    • Students with a GPA below 2.0 may need to provide additional information for review.

To apply to the Bachelor of Arts (degree completion) program, students must provide:

  • A completed FREE online application
  • Official transcript from your associate’s degree-awarding institution. (Unofficial transcript will suffice for provisional admission, but official transcripts must be on file by end of first session.)

Master of Arts in Education

To be eligible for admission, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Minimum undergraduate cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.7.

To apply to the Master of Arts in education program, students must provide:

After you have completed the online application, we will contact you to explain how to complete the submission process.  You will be asked to provide:

  • An official transcript from your bachelor’s degree-awarding institution
  • A current resume
  • A personal statement of 300 to 500 words answering the following questions: Why do I want to pursue a Master of Arts degree in education from Dakota Wesleyan University? How do I plan to use what I learn to improve education for our next generation of students?

Master in Business Administration

To be eligible for admission, you must meet the following criteria:

  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
  • If your bachelor’s degree is not in a business-related field, you will have an opportunity to complete the required leveling courses through Peregrine Academic Services in order to meet the requirements for admission into the MBA program. The program is self-paced and can be explained in further detail by an admissions counselor.
  • 2.75 GPA

To apply to the MBA program, students must provide:

  • A completed FREE application. After you have completed the online application, we will contact you to explain how to complete the submission process.  You will be asked to provide:
  • An official transcript from your bachelor’s degree-awarding institution
  • Current resume
  • Current DWU seniors or DWU graduates with at least a 3.0 GPA can automatically enroll into the MBA program and will only be required to complete an application.
  • Adequate answers to the following questions:
    1. What is motivating you to enroll in the MBA program?
    2. Specifically, what do you want to learn to do in the MBA program?
    3. If accepted, what is your strategy for managing all of your priorities (school, family/friends, work, etc.)?
    4. What is your timeline - are you planning to take 1 or 2 classes each term? Explain your rationale.

Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Church Leadership

To be eligible you must currently be working as a Pastor or an Associate Pastor. 

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