Ma in INternational Development

Conditional Admission

Prospective students desiring to enter WCIU's MA program, or take the Foundations of Biblical Faith intro course must first apply under conditional admission.

Conditional admission allows individuals interested in our program the chance to benefit from our courses while being introduced to the academic culture of WCIU. We welcome students to take our specialized courses to enhance their professional development as they address the multi-faceted challenges of societies around the globe.

Conditionally admitted students are allowed to take a maximum of 2 courses (5 credits) and must earn a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher in order to be eligible for full admission. Additional courses can only be taken after a student applies for full admission and is accepted.

Students who do not wish to apply for full admission may transfer their credits if desired. Learn more here

Conditional Admission Requirements

  1. Fill out the initial online application. Apply now.

  2. Have a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent from an accredited university

  3. Provide Photo Identification (upload to application)

  4. Submit unofficial college transcripts (upload to application) [Click to see Foreign Transcript Evaluation admission requirements]

  5. TOEFL or IELTS scores for applicants whose first language is not English.


  • score of 90 (internet-based test
  • or score of 550 (paper-based test) 

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  • (score of 6.5)

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     6. Meet Computer and Technology Requirements:

Computer Requirements

Windows Vista/7/8/10 or comparable Macintosh/Linux operating system

High speed Internet connection; cable, DSL, etc. (Dialup connections are not recommended.)

Word Processor, MS Word recommended. (OpenOffice, a free equivalent to Microsoft Office, is available at

Internet Web Browser (Chrome or Firefox recommended)

Personal E-mail Address (Gmail or other free account with web access) * Adobe Acrobat Reader (free download,

Technology Requirements

The majority of WCIU coursework requires access to the internet for the use of the online library and Populi, our online course management system where students post assignments, interact in discussions, and correspond with faculty. Students must have access to reliable internet to achieve successful academic progress.


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Meet WCIU's Admissions Counselor, Ashley Manley

Meet WCIU's Admissions Counselor, Ashley Manley

Key Dates

  • Learn more about transferring credits here