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Certificate of Achievement in Theological Studies Application Process

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Criteria for Certificate of Achievement in Theological Studies (CATS) Admission include:

  1. Completion of a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher;
  2. Ability to do theological study at the graduate level as determined from the scope and quality of the applicant's undergraduate program and academic references;
  3. Compatibility of the applicant's personal and vocational objectives with the objectives and resources of the Seminary;
  4. Evidence of personal maturity and leadership potential as determined from references, interviews, and other data.


CATS Application Process:

  • Pay Application Fee ($50.00)                
    If you have participated in Brethren Volunteer Service (BVS) within the last two years, you are eligible for an application fee waiver. The admissions office may request a letter verifying your participation in the program and the dates of your participation.




Or, mail a check directly to:
Bethany Theological Seminary
615 National Road West
Richmond, IN 47374


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For further assistance, contact admissions@bethanyseminary.edu or 800-287-8822.

Brian Mackie
Master of Divinity '07

BrianSometimes it takes looking back to see God's leading in life. I graduated from Bethany in May 2007 and realized that God led my entire theological training. In the summer of 2002, however, it was a little tougher to see where it was going.

I realized my call to full-time ministry and knew it was to journey into the educational training part of my call. My campus pastor and I had several conversations about this next step. I fasted and prayed and sought the Lord but had no clear answer by the end of the fast. As I was preparing to break my fast, the Lord asked me, "What is the desire of your heart?" I replied, "Oral Roberts University."