Application Information

To be considered for admission to the Hazelip School of Theology’s Certificate of Graduate Studies in Student Ministry, a student must submit the pieces listed below.  Send all application and enrollment materials to:

                                  Lipscomb University
                                  Attn: Hazelip School of Theology
                                  One University Park Drive
                                  Nashville, TN 37204
Self-evaluation essay This is a 750-1000 word essay concerning your religious heritage, career goals, and how the degree program will contribute to the achievement of those goals.
Three reference forms Submit one from each of the following. It works best to ask in person or over the phone.  Give your reference this signed form along with an  appropriately addressed, stamped envelope.

University professor or administrator
Church minister or leader
Employer or professional

Official transcript(s) They must be from each undergraduate institution where you earned credit (one must show degree conferral) as well as prior graduate institutions.  If you need a transcript from Lipscomb University, go to the Office of the Registrar's site in order to request one. They can send your transcript through campus mail, but we cannot request it for you.

Admission Standards

The standard for admissions into our Certificate Program is a baccalaureate degree from an institution accredited by an agency recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation with a cumulative grade point average during the last 60 semester hours of undergraduate work of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale. 

An applicant holding an unaccredited degree and/or a low undergraduate GPA (2.00-2.74), or one who is within one semester of completing a bachelor's degree, may be considered for conditional admission.  Students with an undergraduate GPA below 2.00 cannot be admitted to the graduate program as either a graduate student or a conditionally admitted student.