Entrance Requirements

International students who desire to study with ZCU must meet the following criteria:

  • Understand and speak fluent English
  • Ability to write at college level
  • Capability to operate and use a computer and email
  • Access to a computer as well as the internet

In addition to the above criteria, international students must meet the following requirements for admission to the Master of Theological Studies (M.T.S.) or the Master of Divinity (M.Div.) programs:

  1. Graduated with a four-year bachelor’s degree from an acceptable post-secondary institution with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75, based on a 4.00 scale.
  2. Provided transcripts from all schools attended where college credit was earned.
  3. Provided a recommendation from a member of the clergy.
  4. Submitted an Admission Application, complete in its entirety, along with the admission fee.

Transcripts from schools outside the United States must be evaluated by Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE). For more information about ECE or to obtain an application for evaluation of foreign credits visit their website at: www.ece.org.


Zion Christian University
Graduate School of Theology
25400 US 19N Suite 257
Clearwater, FL 33763
tel: 727.791.4846