The Christian Studies program focuses on big questions raised by Christianity. This theoretical emphasis can often be neglected in seminary education, where the focus generally falls on practical ministry skills. Studies in Greek, Hebrew, Latin, German and French on campus help you to get to the root of original Christian writings, as well as to interpret firsthand major Christian theologians.
Students who have graduated from Roanoke's Religion, Christian Studies and Philosophy programs have gone on to graduate study at institutions, such as Loyola University, Princeton Seminary, Luther Seminary and the University of Tennessee.
Understanding the way Christianity interacts with the contemporary world can be crucial not only for the ministry, but also for careers as diverse as public policy, foreign service, counseling, media and the law.
You only need to take one of these language tests:
Minimum required score:
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Minimum required score:
The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.
1. Application/Choose one of two easy ways to apply:
2. Academic Transcripts and Records
Official transcripts and academic records should be sent directly to Roanoke College from all high schools/secondary schools and universities you have attended.
3. Examination Results
Native English Speakers:
Non-Native English Speakers:
One of the following examinations is required of all students, both freshmen and transfers whose native language is not English:
4. Financial Support Statement
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
Check the programme website for information about funding options.
StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, Studyportals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.