GML Eligibility Requirements

Please thoroughly review all eligibility and international requirements for the MSW application here. In order for GML candidates to be considered for the GML scholarship, they must also complete the MSW application and be accepted into the MSW program. 

Here are some additional eligibility requirements for GML students: 

  • Graduation from an accredited college/university 

    • If you want to check the accreditation of your college/university, please email a copy of your undergraduate transcript to

    • Our admissions coordinators are proficient in reviewing academic records from different educational systems from around the world. If however, the coordinator is unable to verify the accreditation status or authenticity of academic documents, etc. the applicant will be asked to provide supplemental information or to obtain an evaluation from WES (World Education Services). The approximate cost of the WES application fee is $230 USD and it takes approximately 7-10 days to process. 

  • English proficiency

    • If from a non-English speaking country this must be demonstrated through qualifying TOEFL/IELTS scores. Minimum scores required for English Language Proficiency are:

      • IELTS minimum score: 6.5 and scores received are valid up to 2 years from the date of the examination.

      • TOEFL minimum score: Paper: 550; Computer: 213; Internet: 80 and scores received are valid up to 2 years from the date of the examination.

  • Completion of at least two years of dedicated full-time leadership service in a human service organization or church congregation 

  • Affiliation with a church congregation and/or organization that will endorse his or her study plan and support his or her return to ministry upon completion of graduate education

  •  A commitment to implement knowledge and advocate for change in a specific area of social injustice in the nation where they intend to serve (through the application of the International Social Work Concentration) 

  • ***Due to course times of synchronous online courses during the MSW specialization year, the rigor of the MSW/GML program necessitates the importance of synchronous courses taking place during conventional hours. Students are eligible to apply to the Fall 2021 GML Scholarship Student Program if they currently reside in one of the following time zones:

    UTC -4  UTC -5  UTC -6  UTC -7  UTC -8  UTC -9  UTC -10/+14  UTC -11/+13  UTC -12/+12 

Please contact if you have any questions about your eligibility or the application process. 

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