Graduate Admission


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A graduate application can be completed online in just a few minutes. Once the application has been submitted, you should proceed through the steps at the bottom of this page. Apply now

Applicants interested in pursuing a Masters degree or just planning to take several graduate level courses should apply for Graduate Admission. Graduate level students may take both undergraduate and graduate level courses at GIAL. Applicants interested in only taking a few courses (up to 9 credit hours) may prefer to apply for Gateway Admission as there are fewer requirements.

Unless otherwise noted in the form instructions, please address all application documents/items to:

GIAL Admissions
7500 W. Camp Wisdom Rd.
Dallas TX 75236
USA

or, via email, to admissions@gial.edu.

Items submitted in support of a GIAL application are non-returnable.

1. Pay your application Fee

Your non-refundable application fee can be paid by mail or online.

To pay by check:
Send payment to GIAL Admissions, 7500 W Camp Wisdom Rd, Dallas, TX 75236 .

To pay online:
Click to pay your application fee online through PayPal.

Application Fee: $50

Admission Fee
Domestic $50.00 USD

 

Application Fee plus Visa Processing Fee (International Students): $100

Admission Fee
International $100.00 USD

2. Send us your transcripts

GIAL requires official copies of all post-high school transcripts where courses were taken toward a degree or pertaining to an expected study program at GIAL.  School records should come directly to GIAL from the school itself or be in an unopened, signed and sealed envelope which you received directly from the school. Electronic transcripts sent by the school are acceptable as long as the school recognizes them as official. If using regular mail instead, schools should direct transcripts to GIAL Admissions, 7500 W Camp Wisdom Rd, Dallas, TX  75236.

Academic records from outside the United States should be sent to both GIAL and to the Educational Credential Evaluators (www.ECE.org), the school record evaluation service that GIAL recommends, to verify U.S. equivalency of courses taken and grades and degrees received.  GIAL requires a “course-by-course evaluation.”  If you go to ECE’s website, click “Apply Now,” select your country, and then “List of required documents,” you will see which school records to submit and how to submit them to ECE.

3. Have three non-family members submit a reference form

GIAL admission requires 3 personal/character references from non-family members.  Have each individual fill out this reference form and send it to us (following the instructions on the form).

 

4. Complete a written statement of purpose

Why do you want to study at GIAL? Send us (via email or snail mail) written statement of purpose.  Many applicants complete this requirement with a paragraph or two.

5. Send us your GRE scores--unless you meet one of conditions to waive it

Applicants must fulfill one of the following:
1. Completion of an undergraduate degree at a regionally accredited institution of higher education, with a GPA of 3.30 or higher, OR
2. Completion of an undergraduate degree with a GPA of 2.80 or higher, AND satisfactory score on the GRE examination OR
3. Completion of graduate degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education with a GPA of at least 3.00
4. Letter of Good Standing from Dallas Theological Seminary (DTS) verifying acceptance or enrollment in one of their cooperative programs with GIAL

For 1., 3., and 4. above, the GIAL Admissions staff will grant the waiver once all necessary transcripts are in file or upon receipt of a DTS Letter of Good Standing.

6. Additional requirements for applicants under 22 years of age

Per Texas state law, applicants who will be under 22 years of age at the time they are taking classes on campus at GIAL must provide evidence of bacterial meningitis vaccination.  This requirement is automatically waived for students whose 22nd birthday has already passed or who are only taking classes at GIAL from a distance (i.e. distance education classes only).

If you will be under age 22 when you begin classes at GIAL, below is a list of forms you may need to meet the requirement to provide proof of Bacterial Meningitis vaccination (or exemption from it) to GIAL.

Bacterial Meningitis Information sheet

Checklist for Bacterial Meningitis packet
Health Clinic HIPAA declaration
Bacterial Meningitis immunization form
Bacterial Meningitis medical exemption form

7. Additional Requirements for non-native English speakers

Non-native speakers of English should provide evidence of satisfactory performance on the TOEFL (GIAL school code: 6605),the IELTS, or the Common European Framework of Reference for Language evaluation. Total of partial scores on TOEFL must be at least 90. Overall score on IELTS must be at least 6.5, with no partial scores below 6.0. Common European Framework of Reference for Language (English) evaluation of C1 or better is preferred.

8. Additional requirements for international students

If you will be needing a student visa while studying at GIAL, please visit our International Student admission page for steps and instructions.  The visa application process takes time, so be sure to apply early.  Contact our international student coordinator with any questions at isc@gial.edu.

9. Additional requirements for Dallas Theological Seminary students

GIAL requires a Letter of Good Standing from the DTS Registrar’s office for all DTS-GIAL cooperative students, even if the letter is not used to waive GIAL’s GRE requirement.