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We have an array of excellent program options.

Use these links to go directly to the program of your interest.
Explore each path to learn more about what Bethany has to offer!

Master Degree Programs

  • Master of Divinity (MDiv) Degree: Ministerial degree program designed to prepare persons for church-related ministries, including ministries requiring ordination. A key component of the MDiv degree is Bethany's Ministry Formation (practical ministry preparation and experience).
    • MDiv Connections Track: Bethany's acclaimed distance education/online MDiv track--the same MDiv degree, but earned from a distance.
  • Master of Arts (MA) Degree: Two-year degree program of focused study culminating in a thesis paper. This program is designed to carry students into future doctoral work, and/or a professional appointment.
    • MA Connections Track: The same MA degree, but earned through participating in many classes via distance education!

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Certificate Program

  • Certificate of Achievement in Theological Studies (CATS): A one year masters-level certificate program. All CATS coursework can be rolled directly into a degree program, and courses are fully accredited and transferable. Great opportunity to test the waters of seminary education. Online/distance education option is available.

Non-Degree Learning Tracks

  • Occasional Students:  A person who applies and is admitted, but not enrolled in any particular degree track, is classified as an occasional student. Occasional students may choose to take any courses they desire. Most often, those who enroll as occasional students are those testing out seminary, perhaps planning to enroll in a degree program at a later time, or those who may already have a degree and are seeking the best of continuing education on the graduate level.
  • Brethren Academy for Ministerial Leadership: The Academy, a partnership of Bethany Theological Seminary and the Church of the Brethren, is the umbrella organization for non-degree ministerial training within the Church of the Brethren. Programs leading to ordination in the Church of the Brethren include:
    • Training in Ministry (TRIM)
    • Education for Shared Ministry (EFSM)
    • Academy Certified Training System (ACTS)

 


For more information about academic programs at Bethany, refer to the Bethany Catalog, or contact:
 

Tracy PrimozichTracy Primozich, Director of AdmissionsApply Now!
     primotr@bethanyseminary.edu      765-983-1832

 

 

Steven SchweitzerSteven Schweitzer, Academic Dean and Associate Professor
     deansoffice@bethanyseminary.edu     765-983-1815

Todd Peterson
(Certificate of Achievement in Theological Studies [CATS] Connections)

Tood Peterson
"The 'later' I've been looking for"

Like many people who recognize God is calling them to follow, I was adept at listing reasons why it couldn't work right now. Money, time, family, commitments to my local congregation--the list went on and on, and I was able to rest comfortably in the fact that it wasn't me, it was my situation. I would enter seminary when circumstances were right; it would happen "later."