President Miller announced that Virginia Wesleyan University has signed a Guaranteed Admission Agreement with Candler School of Theology at Emory University. The agreement guarantees admission with scholarship opportunities in Master of Divinity or Master of Religious Leadership degree programs at Candler. To be eligible, VWU graduates must have a 3.0 GPA or higher for all undergraduate course work, and must have successfully completed at least three four-credit courses in the Department of Religious Studies (or religiously-themed courses in the Departments of History and Philosophy) with at least a 3.0 GPA average in those courses. Candler School of Theology is one of seven graduate schools at Emory University, located in Atlanta, Georgia. Candler educates ministers, scholars of religion and other leaders. It is also one of 13 seminaries affiliated with the United Methodist Church.
“In keeping with our strong United Methodist heritage and traditions, this agreement will lead to further opportunities for VWU alumni to make career contributions as pastors, biblical scholars and servant leaders,” said President Miller. “We are honored to be associated with such a distinguished theological center at a prominent and influential institution. I look forward to following the extended academic careers of our alumni who choose Candler School of Theology for post-graduate study.”