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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.

Matt Boersma
Master of Arts

MattMy thesis began its journey while learning Hebrew at the University of Notre Dame, back when I was an employee in the Information Technology department. Among the many Hebrew texts read, it was the Song of Songs in particular that caught my attention. I knew that historically it had been interpreted as an allegorical text exploring God's love of Israel (or the church), but I had not encountered the deeply sensual nature of the images and the erotic tone of the text. Reading through the book, the unabashed sexuality of the words struck me as completely different than how the rest of the Bible treats sex. During the previous semester we had read selections of Ezekiel, where sex and female desire is cast as idolatrous and evil. In the Song, it is unashamed and extolled.