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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 admissions@bethanyseminary.edu or 800-287-8822.

Jeff Foster
(Certificate of Achievement in Theological Studies)

JeffFor nine years I felt the leading of God to ministry. I began my academic journey thinking that I had God all figured out. This journey began at Moody Bible Institute for several semesters, where I gleaned perspective on missions and evangelism. Because of a full-time missionary role, I suspended Moody classes to concentrate on raising support. During that time God began to speak to me about the overall disunity in our Christian church. I came to the conclusion that unity within the body of Christ is the best way to reach lost souls with greater depth. I started exploring the Anabaptist teaching and specifically the way the Church of the Brethren strives toward this vision of unity and reconciliation.