Admissions Requirements - MA

An applicant must, after completing the online admission application, submit the following materials to the Director of Admissions to be considered for admission:

1.       Bachelor of Arts or Sciences Degree or international equivalent from an accredited/recognized college or university

2.       Official transcripts from all previous colleges or universities attended

3.       Two reference letters; one of the two must be from a pastor or known religious leader; one from an academic supervisor, if possible. 

4.       A personal statement of at least 500 words describing the student’s motivations for study at UUC

5.       Language requirement:

Students who apply for English programs must provide evidence of English language proficiency. Applicants whose native language is not English and who have not earned a degree from an appropriately accredited institution where English is the principle language of instruction must demonstrate college-level proficiency in English through one of the following:

  • A minimum score of 530 on the paper-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL PBT) or 71 on internet-based Test (iBT), 6.5 on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or 50 on the PTE Academic Score Reports
  • A minimum grade of Level 3 on the ACT COMPASS’s English as a Second Language Placement Test
  • A minimum grade of Pre-1 on the Eiken English Proficiency Exam
  • A transcript indicating completion of at least 30 semester hours of credit with an average grade of “B” or higher at an appropriately accredited college or university where the language of instruction was English.

Students who apply for Vietnamese programs must be fluent in the language that is used to convey the course content. Applicants must demonstrate college-level proficiency in Vietnamese through one of the following:

  • Providing a college degree from an appropriately accredited/recognized college (where the language of instruction is Vietnamese)
  • Interviewing with a UUC official AND submitting a written personal statement in the Vietnamese language