Admission to the Master of Transformational Leadership (MATL) program at BGU is based on a selection process conducted by the Academic Cabinet (AC). The AC reviews each application thoroughly to determine the applicant’s qualifications as well as compatibility of the university programs to the applicant's educational goals. The applicant will be presented to the AC for consideration after all required application materials have been received by the university.
Applicants are required to provide documents attesting to:
- Academic Credential
A baccalaureate degree or its equivalent;
Applicants not holding a baccalaureate degree or its equivalent may apply to the MATL program under Special Student Admission Status. Requirements for this status include a minimum of five years of continuous ministry experience, a paper describing a good rationale for the student not having had access to higher education (e.g., religion, culture, geographic, etc.), and an assessment to be conducted by the Academic Cabinet (AC). Only a limited number of applicants will be admitted under the Special Student Admission Status.
- Leadership/Ministry ExperienceInvolvement in ministry (although students seeking understanding and training in ministry may be accepted when there is evidence of sufficient maturity; and
- English Language
Each student must demonstrate English-proficiency by: (1) showing that it is his/her native language, or (2) by having successfully completed an undergraduate or graduate school program in which English is the primary method of instruction, or (3) exhibiting sufficient English-language capabilities to succeed in the classroom and in the BGU MATL program as measured by a score of not less than 80 on the internet-based TOEFL or TOEFL-equivalent exams taken within the last five years. As an alternative to the TOEFL, BGU will accept the IELTS (International English Language Testing System), where the students have scored 6.5 or better.