Huntington University is a Christian liberal arts college in Indiana

admission requirements

for Pastoral Leadership, Global Initiatives and Global Youth Ministry

To be considered for admission to the Graduate Christian Ministry Program, you must supply the following information. Once this information is received, the admissions committee will consider your application, and you will be required to complete an interview, either over the phone or face to face, with a faculty member from the Ministry and Missions department.


The application to the Graduate Christian Ministry Program can be completed online. If you would prefer a paper application, please contact Becca Cline at or 260-359-4111.

Application Fee

The non-refundable $30 graduate application fee can be submitted with a credit/debit card by calling the Business Office at 260-359-4283, or with cash or check (payable to Huntington University) sent to Huntington University's Graduate School:

Huntington University
Graduate School
2303 College Avenue
Huntington, IN 46750

Official Transcripts

Submit official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended. An undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.0 is desired.

To be eligible for full acceptance into the Graduate Christian Ministry Program, your undergraduate work needs to include:

  • 6 credit hours of coursework in Biblical studies, including both Old Testament and New Testament, and
  • 3 credit hours of coursework in Theology.

If you do not currently have these prerequisites met, you can still be accepted into the Graduate Christian Ministry Program on a conditional basis. We can then assist you in completing these requirements.


Submit three recommendation forms, including at least one from a pastor or spiritual leader, to Huntington University Graduate School.

Writing Samples

Please submit separate one-page writing samples via email or to Huntington University Graduate School in response to each of the following:

1. What are the highlights of your walk with God?
2. What personal ministry vision does God seem to be leading you toward at this time in your life?
3. Describe your ministry experience to this point.


For information about Youth Ministry Leadership, click here.