Our degree programs are open to students who wish to pursue graduate missiological education and meet the requirements for admission. As an evangelical Christian community of faith and learning, we do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, age or disability in the admission of students.

Academic Requirements

Students who apply for our master’s program must hold bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution or its academic equivalent. Students who apply for our doctoral degree program must hold a master’s degree from an accredited institution or its academic equivalent.

Korean Language Proficiency

Korean is the language of instruction at Vine. Applicants who are not native speakers of Korean must demonstrate their language proficiency by submitting documents showing that some secondary or postsecondary education was completed in Korean.

Technology Requirements

Since Vine uses Moodle to deliver online courses, it is important that students have appropriate technology and technical skills. Students need to have access to the following technology:

  • Desktop or laptop computer (Mobile devices are not recommended.)
  • High speed internet connection
  • Web browser (Chrome, Safari, or Firefox)
  • Zoom (Instructor provides a link to Zoom sessions.)
  • Microsoft Office (Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint)
  • Adobe Reader (for viewing and printing PDF documents)

Students should be proficient in the following:

  • Basic computer skills
  • Using email
  • Conducting Internet searches
  • Writing and editing with a word processor
  • Using Moodle tools
  • Conducting searches from databases
  • Learning new technology tools


Students interested in attending Vine should submit an application. Decisions are made only on completed applications. The following documents must be submitted.

  • The application form
  • A non-refundable application fee of $50
  • Letters of recommendation from three individuals (pastor, professor, supervisor)
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended.
  • A statement of Christian faith and service
  • One recent photograph

Students are encouraged to apply at least three months before the anticipated enrollment date. The following dates represent Vine priority deadlines: for the fall semester, July 1; for the winter session and spring semester, November 1; and for summer session, April 1.

Foreign Transcript Evaluation

Vine requires all transcripts from institutions outside the United States and Korea, submitted for admissions purposes or transfer credit review, to be evaluated by a professional evaluation service approved by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) or the Association of International Credential Evaluator (AICE). Applicants must submit the evaluation report and an original copy of the transcript to Vine University.

Admission Criteria

We determine the admission on the basis of academic records, assessment of three references, involvement in Christian service, and educational and vocational goals. Each applicant will be asked to participate in an online interview with the admissions committee. The interview will focus on compatibility of the applicant’s educational and vocational goals with the intended program of study as well any special needs (financial, personal, emotional).

Transfer of Credits

Vine University accepts transfer credits from an institution accredited by a regional or national accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Vine may accept transfer credits from an institution authorized by the education department of a foreign country. For both master’s and doctoral students, the maximum transfer credit is 9 semester hours.

Tuition and Fees

Tuition and fees, set annually by the board of directors of Vine University, are subject to change without notice. The cost for each semester for the 2020-2021 academic year is as follows.

Tuition (per credit), refundable$140 for master's; $240 for doctoral degree
Registration fee (per term), non-refundable$20
Library and IT services fee (per term), refundable$25
Student Tuition Recovery Fund, non-refundable$0
Application fee, non-refundable$50
Late registration fee, non-refundable$20
Audit fee (per course), non-refundable$140 for master's; $240 for doctoral course
Transcript fee (per copy)$20
Graduation fee$200 for master's; $300 for doctoral degree
Master's thesis$500
Doctoral dissertation$600