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GML Initiative Application

General Information

Last Name: First Name:
Zip/Postal Code:
Home Phone:
Email Address:
Date of Birth:
Passport Number:
Proposed date
of Enrollment:


Please provide the requested information regarding your educational background. Use the third line, marked 'Other', for education which did not occur in High School or College; you should also use this line if you have previously attended a Seminary.
Type of School Name and Location Dates of
Major or
Secondary/High School

English proficiency

If English is not your first language, have you taken the IELTS (International English Language Testing System) exam or the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) exam? Yes No
If yes, please indicate which exam and your score. IELTS TOEFL   Score:
If no, on what date do you plan to take the IELTS or TOEFL exam? (mm/dd/yyyy)

Christian Ministry & Service

Please provide information related to any full-time Christian ministry or service activities or organizations with which you have been a part.
Organization Type of Work Location Dates

Church Affiliation

Please answer yes or no for every statement. If no, please clarify to the right.
I am a member of a church congregation. Yes No
If yes, what denomination?
If yes, by what organization?

Degree Options

Please select the Master's program(s) to which you are applying.
MSW with a Global Mission Leadership Specialization
MSW/MTS with a Global Mission Leadership Specialization
MSW/MDiv with a Global Mission Leadership Specialization


(if applicable)
If accepted as a GML Scholar, do you intend to bring husband/wife/children with you while studying in the United States?
Please describe how you intend to provide financially for husband/wife/children while seeking graduate education.
How do you plan to prepare your family for the cultural transition of living in America?


Please list the names and email addresses of the two individuals from whom we will obtain the required recommendations:
  1. Supervisor Reference: Endorsement by the director or supervisor of the organization with which the applicant is affiliated on a full-time basis, indicating organization's plans for future usefulness of the candidate for ministry in his/her organization. (The supervisor reference is #1 on this form).

    The supervisor reference should be:
    • Someone who knows the applicant, the applicant's character, and the applicant's work performance in a thorough way
    • Someone who can endorse the applicant's educational goals and who will be a contact for the applicant if he/she were to enter one or more of these Master's programs
    • Someone with or for whom the applicant might work in the future with ministry endeavors
    • This person must also complete Form I-E as well as Form I-G&C and Form I-In

  2. Pastoral Reference: Recommendation by a pastoral reference within the applicant's local church who can speak to the applicant's character, educational goals, and personal capacity. (The pastoral reference is #2 on this form).
    • This person must also complete Form I-R as well as Form I-G&C

Name & Title Organization/Church Email Address

Clearly understanding the qualifications described above, I hereby make application to the Global Mission Leadership Initiative and to the Baylor School of Social Work. I certify that the above information is correct to the best of my knowledge.

I hereby voluntarily waive my right of access to any information contained on the recommendations submitted in support of my Global Mission Leadership Initiative application.

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