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  • Rev. 3/2/15

    Michael Thomas, Graduate Theology Enrollment Counselor | 800.643.7976 ext.2 | 918.495.6618 | fax 918.495.6222 |

    gradadmissions@oru.edu

    GRADUATE ENTRANCE EXAM INFORMATION

    Graduate School of Theology and Ministry

    2015-2016

    The Graduate School of Theology and Ministry requires an entrance exam; however, this requirement is waived for those

    who hold a bachelors degree with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or a masters degree from a regionally accredited

    institution. Prospective students may choose to sit for either the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) or the Millers Analogies

    Test (MAT).

    Graduate Record Examination (General Test)

    The Graduate Record Examination (General Test) measures verbal, quantitative, and analytical skills that have been

    acquired over a long period of time and are not related to any special field of study. The test consists of three scored

    sections:

    Verbal 30 minute section (30 questions)

    Analyze and evaluate written material; analyze relationships among sentences

    Quantitative 45 minute section (28 questions)

    Basic math skills to reason quantitatively and solve problems

    Analytical 60 minute section (35 questions)

    Understand structured sets of relationships; analyze and evaluate arguments

    The Graduate School of Theology and Ministry requires a minimum combined score of 300 for the verbal and

    quantitative sections on the GRE.

    Miller Analogies Test

    The Miller Analogies Test is a standardized test of verbal analogies used to assist graduate departments and schools in

    their admissions process. The MAT is a one hour exam consisting of 120 problems and is offered as a paper and pencil

    test or computer-based test. The Graduate School of Theology and Ministry requires a minimum score of 396 on the

    MAT.

    Testing Information

    For more information regarding these exams, please visit the following websites. For the GRE go to www.ets.org then

    choose GRE under Tests. For the MAT go to www.milleranalogies.com then select Post-Secondary Ed under Your

    Area of Interest. Each website has useful information on the structure of the test, test preparation advice, sample

    questions, location of test sites, fees, etc. You may also find test preparation materials by doing a web search using key

    words such as gre test preparation or mat test preparation.

    For Oklahoma and Tulsa area applicants, both tests are available locally, and you may take the tests at local computer

    testing centers. The GRE is offered Monday through Saturday, for a fee of $160.00, at the Prometric Testing Center

    located at 3015 East Skelly Drive (the 3000 Center), Suite 254. Call 918.747.9333 for an appointment. The MAT is

    offered Monday through Friday, for a fee of $65.00, at the OSU-Tulsa Campus, Learning Services Center, North Hall

    103, located at 700 North Greenwood Avenue. Call 918.594.8232 for an appointment.

    When taking an entrance exam, be sure to select ORU as the recipient for your exam results, using the following codes:

    GRE #6552, MAT #2173. You will also receive a score report; however, Graduate Admissions must have an original

    exam report directly from the testing service for this requirement to be considered officially met. If the MAT is taken on

    computer, a preliminary score may be given to you. Please fax a copy to 918.495.6222, and your application file will be

    submitted to the Admissions Committee with that copy if the file is otherwise complete. Your acceptance would be

    conditional, pending receipt of the official exam score.

  • Rev. 3/2/15

    Michael Thomas, Graduate Theology Enrollment Counselor | 800.643.7976 ext.2 | 918.495.6618 | fax 918.495.6222 |

    gradadmissions@oru.edu

    INTERNATIONAL GRADUATE

    ENTRANCE EXAM INFORMATION

    Graduate School of Theology and Ministry

    2015-2016 The Graduate School of Theology and Ministry requires a recent exam score from one of the following options for an

    application file to be considered by the Admissions Committee. If the native language of instruction in the

    university/college attended was English, you may choose from either the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) or the Miller

    Analogies Test (MAT). International students whose language of instruction was not English may choose either to sit for

    the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).

    Graduate Record Examination (General Test) The Graduate Record Examination (General Test) measures verbal, quantitative, and analytical skills that have been

    acquired over a long period of time and are not related to any special field of study. The test consists of three scored

    sections:

    Verbal 30 minute section (30 questions) Analyze and evaluate written material; analyze relationships among sentences

    Quantitative 45 minute section (28 questions)

    Basic math skills to reason quantitatively and solve problems

    Analytical 60 minute section (35 questions)

    Understand structured sets of relationships; analyze and evaluate arguments

    The Graduate School of Theology and Ministry requires a minimum combined score of 300 for the verbal and

    quantitative sections on the GRE.

    TOEFL or IELTS The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) measures the ability of non-native speakers of English to use and

    understand English as it is spoken, written, and heard in college and university settings. The TOEFL test is offered in two

    different formats depending on the test taker's location: the Internet-based test and the paper-based test. In the countries

    were the TOEFL iBT is not offered, the TOEFL Paper-based test (TOEFL PBT) is given which measures listening

    comprehension, structure and written expression, and reading comprehension. The Graduate School of Theology and

    Ministry requires a minimum score of 79 for the TOEFL iBT format or 550 for the TOEFL PBT format.

    International English Language Testing System (IELTS) tests are held in over 500 centers with tests up to four times a

    month. IELTS respects international diversity and is fair to anyone who sits the test, regardless of nationality. You will be

    given the option to choose from two types of IELTS test: Academic or General Training, depending on whether you want

    to study, work or migrate. Both modules are made up of four parts Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking. IELTS

    results are graded on the unique IELTS 9-band scale. The Graduate School of Theology and Ministry requires applicants

    to take the Academic IELTS test and score a minimum band score of 7.0.

    Testing Information For more information regarding these exams, please visit the following websites. Go to www.ets.org, and then select

    either GRE or TOEFL under Tests. The websites contain useful information on the testing sites, structure of the test,

    test preparation advice, sample questions, location of test sites, fees, etc. You can also find test preparation materials by

    doing a web search using key words such as TOEFL or test of English as a foreign language. For more information

    on the IELTS test, visit www.ielts.org.

    When taking an entrance exam, be sure to select ORU as the recipient for your exam results, using the following code for

    both the GRE and TOEFL: #6552. You will also receive a score report; however, Graduate Admissions must have an

    original report directly from the testing service for this requirement to be considered officially met. If a preliminary

    score is given to you, please fax a copy to us at 918.495.6725, and your application file will be submitted to the

    Admissions Committee with that copy if the file is otherwise complete. Your acceptance would be conditional, pending

    receipt of the official exam score.

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