Admission Info

Students who apply for the Bachelor of Arts degree must have an earned high school diploma or its academic equivalent. Students who apply for the Master's degree must hold a four-year college degree or its academic equivalent. Students who desire to take courses by audit will not be subject to this requirement.


WMU’s academic programs are open to students of all Christian denominations who meet the standard requirements for admissions. WMU admits only qualified students and persons who are committed to Jesus Christ. However, WMU does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, national or ethnic origin in the administration of educational policies, admission policies, scholarships, or any other programs or activities.

The following documents must be included in the application process.

    1. The application form and a non-refundable application fee ($100.00);
    2. Official transcripts from high school and/or all post secondary educational institutions attended;
    3. Two letters of recommendation;
    4. A statement of the applicant’s Christian faith;
    5. A Medical Examination Report; and
    6. Two recent photographs (passport style).

The application form and other materials can be obtained from the admissions office. They may be requested by phone, mail, or downloaded via the internet. The mailing address and phone/fax numbers are:

World Mission University Admissions Office
500 Shatto Pl., Suite 600
Los Angeles, CA 90020
Tel: (213) 388-1000, Fax: (213) 385-2332
E-mail: Home Page:

Application Deadlines

The deadline to apply for the Fall semester is the middle of August, and for the Spring semester it is middle of January. For exact dates please see the academic calendar on the school’s website. International students must apply earlier in order to process visas and make the necessary arrangements to enroll.

Admissions Procedure

Once the student submits the application and the supporting documents, the Admissions Office reviews the documents and confirms the completion of each applicant’s file. The application and records are submitted to the admissions committee for evaluation based on the following criteria:

    1. A sense of calling from God for Christian ministry
    2. Born-again experience and baptism with water.
    3. Active participation in a church community
    4. Evaluation of prior academic performance and the ability to successfully complete the academic

    5. Recommendations; and
    6. Music students must submit audition CD or DVD

Applicants will be officially notified by mail, and admitted students will receive new student orientation information.

Personal Interview

Each new student will have an opportunity of a personal interview with the president of WMU during the new student orientation. For the student this is an opportunity to meet the president of the school and be encouraged and prayed over as the student embarks on postsecondary education.

Language and Bible Knowledge Test

Since WMU uses Korean as its primary language of instruction, it does not require English proficiency tests such as the TOEFL for admissions.
All new students will be required to take a comprehensive Bible exam (via WMU’s online system) before the start of the student’s first semester of enrollment.

Health Insurance

Every student must have health insurance in order to register for classes. All students enrolled at WMU must maintain health insurance.
All international students are required to have proof of insurance and medical examination, regardless of the number of units or degree status. International students are required to insure all of their dependents accompanying them to the United States.

Foreign Students and Visas

WMU is authorized by the U.S. Government to issue the I-20 form for visas from foreign countries. Once the foreign applicant is accepted, WMU will send various documents including the I-20 form. Foreign students must enroll as full time students, which mean a graduate student must take 9 or more credits per semester and an undergraduate student must take at least 12 credits. Foreign students should direct their questions to the Director of International Students.

Spiritual Requirements

All applicants to WMU must be born-again Christians whose lives demonstrate excellent Christ-like character and attitude. Students wishing to enroll at WMU must have a compassionate heart to serve as Christ served and actively engage in the pursuit of spiritual disciplines.

Non-discriminatory Policy

WMU seeks a diverse student body. Everyone has equal opportunity and access to WMU’s educational programs and activities. The school does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, sex, physical condition, or national origin. Non-discriminatory policies apply to the admissions policy, educational programs, employment, and all other activities that WMU provides.