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MA Connections: a Distance Education Option
for Completing your Master of Arts Degree

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The MA Connections track puts a Bethany Master of Arts degree within your reach from anywhere--and at your own pace. This rigorous and fully-accredited graduate-level education track does not require you to relocate to earn your Master's degree.

The curriculum combines online learning with Bethany's close-knit learning community during intensive sessions on campus. 

 

Learning

Connections courses are offered in the following formats:

 

MA Connections students have the same choices of areas of concentration and emphases as other MA students.

 

An MA degree can prepare you for various pursuits.Speaking

  • A career in teaching
  • A non-profit organization
  • A career in social services
  • The pursuit of a PhD

Consider an MA Connections degree from Bethany!

Yes, it is possible to complete your Master of Arts degree--with all the resources Bethany has to offer--without moving to Richmond!

 


For more information about MA Connections, refer to the Bethany Catalog, or contact:

Apply Now!
                          admissions@bethanyseminary.edu      800-287-8822

 

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

 

Matt Boersma
Master of Arts

MattMy thesis began its journey while learning Hebrew at the University of Notre Dame, back when I was an employee in the Information Technology department. Among the many Hebrew texts read, it was the Song of Songs in particular that caught my attention. I knew that historically it had been interpreted as an allegorical text exploring God's love of Israel (or the church), but I had not encountered the deeply sensual nature of the images and the erotic tone of the text. Reading through the book, the unabashed sexuality of the words struck me as completely different than how the rest of the Bible treats sex. During the previous semester we had read selections of Ezekiel, where sex and female desire is cast as idolatrous and evil. In the Song, it is unashamed and extolled.