Post Graduate (Masters Study) Program Entry Requirements for Pacific Adventist University (PAU)

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Postgraduate Admission Requirements

Academic eligibility for admission into Pacific Adventist University’s postgraduate courses is gained upon meeting the specific requirements for the chosen program of study as outlined below.

Bachelor of Science (Honours) (BSC (Hons)

  • Academic eligibility for admission for direct admission into the Bachelor of Science (Honours) is met if a prospective student has achieved a minimum PAU GPA of 2.7, or the equivalent at another institution, in a relevant baccalaureate degree.
  • Applicants for the Bachelor of Science (Honours) must also have good moral character and a willingness to order their lives in harmony with the aims and philosophy of the University. Relevant work experience may be taken into account for research degree admission.

Master in Leadership and Development (MLD) and Postgraduate Diploma in Leadership and Development (PGDipLD)

  • Academic eligibility for direct admission into the Master in Leadership and Development is met if:
  • A prospective student has achieved a minimum PAU GPA of 2.7 or the equivalent at another institution, in a relevant Bachelor’s degree; OR
  • A prospective student has successfully completed two postgraduate level subjects and for those subjects has achieved a minimum PAU GPA of 2.7 or the equivalent at another institution.
  • The Postgraduate Diploma in Leader and Development serves as an indirect entry point for those who do not initially meet the minimum GPA 2.7.
  • Academic eligibility for admission into the Postgraduate Diploma in Leadership and Development is met if:
    • A prospective student has achieved a PAU GPA of 2.2 or above, or the equivalent from another institution, in a relevant Bachelor’s degree.
    • A student enrolled in the Postgraduate Diploma in Leadership and Development will be eligible for an enrolment transfer into the Master in Leadership and Development, subject to successful completion of 2 subjects with a GPA of 2.7 or higher.
  • Applicants for either the Master in Leadership and Development or Postgraduate Diploma in Leadership and Development must also:
    • Have at least 2 years work experience or be currently employed in the development industry; and
    • Be recommended by their employer or other relevant superior in their professional field; and
    • Have a commitment to serving diverse peoples and communities; and
    • Have a good moral character and a willingness to order their lives in harmony with aims and philosophy of the university

Master of Philosophy (MPhil)

  • Academic eligibility for direct admission into the Master of Philosophy is met if:
    • A prospective student has achieved a minimum PAU GPA of 2.7, or the equivalent at another institution, in a relevant baccalaureate degree; OR
    • A prospective student has successfully completed two postgraduate level subjects and for those subjects has achieved a minimum PAU GPA of 2.7 or the equivalent at another institution.
  • Applicants for the Master of Philosophy must show evidence of ability in research and writing and must also have good moral character and a willingness to order their lives in harmony with the aims and philosophy of the University. Relevant work experience may be taken into account for research degree admission.

Master of Theology (MTheol)

  • Academic eligibility for direct admission into the Master of Theology is met if:
    • A prospective student has achieved a minimum PAU GPA of 2.7, or the equivalent at another institution, in a relevant baccalaureate degree; OR
    • A prospective student has successfully completed two postgraduate level subjects and for those subjects has achieved a minimum PAU GPA of 2.7 or the equivalent at another institution.
  • Where the proposed research is in the area of Biblical Studies, it will be expected that the student has already undertaken two Greek subjects and/or two Hebrew subjects at the undergraduate level.

Master in Education (Christian Educational Leadership) [MEd(CEL)] and Postgraduate Diploma in Education (Christian Educational Leadership) (PgradDipEdLead)

Academic eligibility for direct admission into the Master of Education (Christian

Education Leadership) is met if:

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  • A prospective student has achieved a minimum cumulative PAU GPA of 2.7 or the equivalent at another institution, in a relevant Bachelor’s degree; OR
  • A prospective student has successfully completed two postgraduate level subjects and for those subjects has achieved a minimum cumulative PAU GPA of 2.7, or the equivalent at another institution.

The following are also required to be considered for admission into the Master of Education (Christian Educational Leadership).

  • A minimum of 2 years teaching/administrative experience in secondary schools or related roles in education.
  • Eligible applicants may seek advanced standing by submitting documentary evidence of course completed at the time of initial enrolment. The Course Coordinator will then determine the number of units of credits and subjects to be granted. Advanced standing for this course will be considered in accordance with the university policies on academic credit regulations
  • A recommendation letter from the respective head teacher/school administrator.
  • and subjects to be granted. Advanced standing for this course will be considered in accordance with the university policies on academic credit regulations
  • A recommendation letter from the respective head teacher/school administrator.
  • Applicants must also be able to meet the criteria of good moral character and a willingness to order their lives in harmony with the aims and philosophy of the institution.
  • Applicants with equivalent or alternative qualifications will be considered on merit.
  • Considerations may be also made for those working in other educational related organizations and are keen in pursuing leadership roles in the area of Christian Education.

 

Responses to Applications

  • Applicants will be advised by mail and/or email as soon as practicable that Pacific
  • Adventist University has received their applications. Successful applicants will normally be officially advised of an offer of acceptance into Pacific Adventist University course in early December.
  • Pacific Adventist University may decline to admit any person in any year or course of study on the grounds of:
    • Applicants not satisfying the University’s academic requirements at this University or at other institutions
    • Applications exceeding the quotas that have been set by the Academic Senate for a given course
    • Applicant not satisfying the University’s moral standards
  • The university reserves the right to decline admission of any person without necessarily specifying reason.
  • The Admissions Officer will notify all successful applicants via letter, fax or email after the Academic Senate has formally approved the list of accepted applications.
  • All students accepted for study at Pacific Adventist University must sign an agreement that while registered as students of the University, they will adhere to the high moral standards of the University and not consume alcohol, use tobacco, betelnut,and illicit drugs on and off campus or bring such substances on the campus.

Student Responses to Offers of Acceptance

  • Offers of place at Pacific Adventist University are open for a limited time only and successful applicant must advise the University in writing of the acceptance to the University’s offer. Applicants who fail to advise the University within the given specified time may have their offers withdrawn and the University Admissions Office may reallocate them to other applicants.

For more information

Pacific Adventist University,

Private Mail Bag

BOROKO 111

National Capital District

Papua New Guinea

Telephone:  (+675) 328 0200 

Fax: (+675) 328 1257 

Email:  information@pau.ac.pg

Web: www.pau.ac.pg