By zeroing in on the specific challenges and goals of youth ministry, you will be ready to take an active approach to guiding youth in questions of faith. A concentration in Parish Youth Leadership makes a strong pairing with a major in religious studies, Christian studies or psychology.
At Roanoke, you'll work one-on-one with professors, several of whom are renowned Christian theologians, as well as with youth pastors in the field. You'll also have the opportunity to experience an internship in Parish Youth Leadership. You can broaden your experiences through travel courses, international service opportunities, study abroad and independent research.
While Parish Youth Leadership is designed specifically to prepare you to serve as a youth leader in a church or community setting, you also may find this concentration helpful for more general careers in ministry, counseling, social work, community leadership, education and mission work.
You only need to take one of these language tests:
Minimum required score:
The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.Schedule TOEFL®
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.