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Our distance education program, Connections, allows all but 27 credits of a Master of Arts or a Master of Divinity degree to be earned either online, or at other locations than Bethany's campus, following the current Association of Theological Schools (ATS) accrediting guidelines.Classroom

This means that our 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:


In addition, traditional and block face-to-face courses can be taken at Bethany, at Bethany's Susquehanna Valley Ministry Center (PA) campus, via cross-registration with our sister schools, or even transferred from other seminaries.

For more information about Bethany's online programs, 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


Kristy Shellenberger
(MA Connections)

KristyAs I enter my first year of study in the MA Connections program at Bethany, I find myself drawn to these two sets of words by Brian McLaren and Frederick Buechner. Being a woman who finds "deep gladness" in the combination of searching, struggling, and "questing" around the subject of the divine, I have found a home at Bethany: a home that provides the space and the people, the encouragement and the instruction