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<ul><li><p>Rev. 3/2/15 </p><p>Michael Thomas, Graduate Theology Enrollment Counselor | 800.643.7976 ext.2 | 918.495.6618 | fax 918.495.6222 | </p><p>gradadmissions@oru.edu </p><p>GRADUATE ENTRANCE EXAM INFORMATION </p><p>Graduate School of Theology and Ministry </p><p>2015-2016 </p><p>The Graduate School of Theology and Ministry requires an entrance exam; however, this requirement is waived for those </p><p>who hold a bachelors degree with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or a masters degree from a regionally accredited </p><p>institution. Prospective students may choose to sit for either the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) or the Millers Analogies </p><p>Test (MAT). </p><p>Graduate Record Examination (General Test) </p><p>The Graduate Record Examination (General Test) measures verbal, quantitative, and analytical skills that have been </p><p>acquired over a long period of time and are not related to any special field of study. The test consists of three scored </p><p>sections: </p><p> Verbal 30 minute section (30 questions) </p><p>Analyze and evaluate written material; analyze relationships among sentences </p><p>Quantitative 45 minute section (28 questions) </p><p> Basic math skills to reason quantitatively and solve problems </p><p> Analytical 60 minute section (35 questions) </p><p>Understand structured sets of relationships; analyze and evaluate arguments </p><p>The Graduate School of Theology and Ministry requires a minimum combined score of 300 for the verbal and </p><p>quantitative sections on the GRE. </p><p>Miller Analogies Test </p><p>The Miller Analogies Test is a standardized test of verbal analogies used to assist graduate departments and schools in </p><p>their admissions process. The MAT is a one hour exam consisting of 120 problems and is offered as a paper and pencil </p><p>test or computer-based test. The Graduate School of Theology and Ministry requires a minimum score of 396 on the </p><p>MAT. </p><p>Testing Information </p><p> For more information regarding these exams, please visit the following websites. For the GRE go to www.ets.org then </p><p>choose GRE under Tests. For the MAT go to www.milleranalogies.com then select Post-Secondary Ed under Your </p><p>Area of Interest. Each website has useful information on the structure of the test, test preparation advice, sample </p><p>questions, location of test sites, fees, etc. You may also find test preparation materials by doing a web search using key </p><p>words such as gre test preparation or mat test preparation. </p><p>For Oklahoma and Tulsa area applicants, both tests are available locally, and you may take the tests at local computer </p><p>testing centers. The GRE is offered Monday through Saturday, for a fee of $160.00, at the Prometric Testing Center </p><p>located at 3015 East Skelly Drive (the 3000 Center), Suite 254. Call 918.747.9333 for an appointment. The MAT is </p><p>offered Monday through Friday, for a fee of $65.00, at the OSU-Tulsa Campus, Learning Services Center, North Hall </p><p>103, located at 700 North Greenwood Avenue. Call 918.594.8232 for an appointment. </p><p>When taking an entrance exam, be sure to select ORU as the recipient for your exam results, using the following codes: </p><p>GRE #6552, MAT #2173. You will also receive a score report; however, Graduate Admissions must have an original </p><p>exam report directly from the testing service for this requirement to be considered officially met. If the MAT is taken on </p><p>computer, a preliminary score may be given to you. Please fax a copy to 918.495.6222, and your application file will be </p><p>submitted to the Admissions Committee with that copy if the file is otherwise complete. Your acceptance would be </p><p>conditional, pending receipt of the official exam score. </p></li><li><p>Rev. 3/2/15 </p><p>Michael Thomas, Graduate Theology Enrollment Counselor | 800.643.7976 ext.2 | 918.495.6618 | fax 918.495.6222 | </p><p>gradadmissions@oru.edu </p><p>INTERNATIONAL GRADUATE </p><p>ENTRANCE EXAM INFORMATION </p><p>Graduate School of Theology and Ministry </p><p>2015-2016 The Graduate School of Theology and Ministry requires a recent exam score from one of the following options for an </p><p>application file to be considered by the Admissions Committee. If the native language of instruction in the </p><p>university/college attended was English, you may choose from either the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) or the Miller </p><p>Analogies Test (MAT). International students whose language of instruction was not English may choose either to sit for </p><p>the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). </p><p>Graduate Record Examination (General Test) The Graduate Record Examination (General Test) measures verbal, quantitative, and analytical skills that have been </p><p>acquired over a long period of time and are not related to any special field of study. The test consists of three scored </p><p>sections: </p><p> Verbal 30 minute section (30 questions) Analyze and evaluate written material; analyze relationships among sentences </p><p>Quantitative 45 minute section (28 questions) </p><p> Basic math skills to reason quantitatively and solve problems </p><p> Analytical 60 minute section (35 questions) </p><p>Understand structured sets of relationships; analyze and evaluate arguments </p><p>The Graduate School of Theology and Ministry requires a minimum combined score of 300 for the verbal and </p><p>quantitative sections on the GRE. </p><p>TOEFL or IELTS The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) measures the ability of non-native speakers of English to use and </p><p>understand English as it is spoken, written, and heard in college and university settings. The TOEFL test is offered in two </p><p>different formats depending on the test taker's location: the Internet-based test and the paper-based test. In the countries </p><p>were the TOEFL iBT is not offered, the TOEFL Paper-based test (TOEFL PBT) is given which measures listening </p><p>comprehension, structure and written expression, and reading comprehension. The Graduate School of Theology and </p><p>Ministry requires a minimum score of 79 for the TOEFL iBT format or 550 for the TOEFL PBT format. </p><p>International English Language Testing System (IELTS) tests are held in over 500 centers with tests up to four times a </p><p>month. IELTS respects international diversity and is fair to anyone who sits the test, regardless of nationality. You will be </p><p>given the option to choose from two types of IELTS test: Academic or General Training, depending on whether you want </p><p>to study, work or migrate. Both modules are made up of four parts Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking. IELTS </p><p>results are graded on the unique IELTS 9-band scale. The Graduate School of Theology and Ministry requires applicants </p><p>to take the Academic IELTS test and score a minimum band score of 7.0. </p><p>Testing Information For more information regarding these exams, please visit the following websites. Go to www.ets.org, and then select </p><p>either GRE or TOEFL under Tests. The websites contain useful information on the testing sites, structure of the test, </p><p>test preparation advice, sample questions, location of test sites, fees, etc. You can also find test preparation materials by </p><p>doing a web search using key words such as TOEFL or test of English as a foreign language. For more information </p><p>on the IELTS test, visit www.ielts.org. </p><p>When taking an entrance exam, be sure to select ORU as the recipient for your exam results, using the following code for </p><p>both the GRE and TOEFL: #6552. You will also receive a score report; however, Graduate Admissions must have an </p><p>original report directly from the testing service for this requirement to be considered officially met. If a preliminary </p><p>score is given to you, please fax a copy to us at 918.495.6725, and your application file will be submitted to the </p><p>Admissions Committee with that copy if the file is otherwise complete. Your acceptance would be conditional, pending </p><p>receipt of the official exam score. </p></li></ul>

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