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Master of Divinity (MDiv) Application Process

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Criteria for Master of Divinity (MDiv) 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.


MDiv 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


For further assistance, contact or 800-287-8822.

Josh Brockway
Master of Theology '04

JoshWhen I say I've attended seminary, the conversation quickly diverts, "So where are you pastoring?" To which I reply, "Well, I'm not serving a congregation, I'm getting my PhD." I'm sure that most persons attending seminary will be asked that same question regardless of his/her vocational goals. The truth is that anyone can attend Bethany: minister-in-training, curious Christians, and yes, even those who plan to pursue doctoral study.