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


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. 



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 Professor
     deansoffice@bethanyseminary.edu     765-983-1815


John Smith
(MDiv Connections)

classMy wife Barbara and I first visited Bethany in June 2009. After spending two days meeting with faculty and staff I returned home even more uncertain. Did I really want to devote the time this program required? Was I willing to learn computer skills that didn't even exist when I finished college in 1972? Was I willing to make the eight-hour drive that would occasionally be necessary? Was this really what God was calling me to do at this time in my life? From the very beginning, I came as I am, but went not as I came. Little did I know how this Bethany tag line would time and time again ring true for my educational experience.