Application Process

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Admission to the program is based on experience, letters of recommendation, and a personal essay. Standardized test scores and interviews are not required. Applications are being accepted now. Early application is highly recommended.

Application Checklist

The application process consists of submission of the application package to VSB Graduate Business Programs Office. The application package includes:

  • Completed Application for Admission. The online application may be accessed here.
  • Current Resume. Please submit a one-page professional resume. Applicants will be prompted to upload their resumes to the online application.
  • Official Academic Transcripts. Transcripts from each institution of higher learning you attended must be sent in a sealed envelope directly from the institution to the Graduate Business Programs Office.
  • Two Letters of Recommendation.  Professional recommendations from two individuals familiar with your professional and/or academic accomplishments. Each recommender is asked to submit a recommendation that discusses:
    1) Length of time he/she has known the applicant
    2) Basis of professional relationship
    3) Applicant's strengths
    4) Applicant's areas for improvement
    Recommenders will be given instructions on submitting the electronic recommendation form once their information is entered on the online application.
  • Personal Essay. Please respond to the following question:
    "How will your participation in the MSCM program contribute to your ability to carry out your ministry in the church?”
    Your essay response should be typed, double spaced, and be no more than two pages in length. Applicants will be prompted to upload their essays to the online application.
  • Non-refundable Application Fee ($50). This fee may be paid online with a credit or debit card after submitting an application. Applicants may also send a check or money order made payable to “Villanova University” to the Graduate Business Programs Office.

MSCM Brochure

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Click here to view the Master of Science in Church Management Brochure.

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Contact Us

Center for the Church Management and Business Ethics
Villanova School of Business
800 Lancaster Avenue
Villanova, PA 19085

Tel: (610) 519-4371
Fax: (610) 519-6054
Email: CSCM@villanova.edu

Mailed items should be sent to:
Graduate Programs
Villanova University
800 East Lancaster Avenue
1074 Bartley Hall
Villanova, PA 19085

Tel: (610) 519-4336
Fax: (610) 519-6273

Villanova is registered as a private institution with the Minnesota Office of Higher Education pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, sections 136A.61 to 136A.71. Registration is not an endorsement of the institution. Credits earned at the institution may not transfer to all other institutions.