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To apply online for the Master of Divinity (MDiv), Master of Arts (MA), or the Certificate of Achievement in Theological Studies (CATS), please complete and submit the form below. This is the initial step toward completing an application file. Once you have submitted this online form, you will be directed to a web page that has the final forms and steps in the process outlined. You may also pay the nonrefundable application fee online once you have submitted your online form or mail the fee to us.
All application materials (application, references, transcripts, application fee, essays, campus visit) must be completed and submitted to our office by the corresponding deadline for the session in which you wish to start.  If you have any questions about deadlines, please contact Amy Gall Ritchie with admissions: #765-983-1806,
Thank you for completing this online application!

By clicking "Submit", I hereby affirm that all the information contained in this application is factually correct and honestly presented. I understand that any omission or falsification of information on this application may be grounds for denial of admission or immediate dismissal. I also understand that all documents submitted for application become the property of Bethany Theological Seminary and are not returnable or transferable to any third party.

Degree Program
Anticipated Start Date

The information in this section is requested on a voluntary basis. The information obtained from this section will be kept confidential. This information is being requested to help Bethany Seminary demonstrate its compliance with all state and federal regulations concerning discrimination. You have the option of supplying this information; it is not required.

Church Affiliation / Denomination

This information helps us determine financial aid programs and other student services for which you are eligible.


List your employment experience in past five years. Please note

  • Position
  • Employer
  • Employer's address
  • Dates of employment 

If there are significant gaps in this history, please explain.


List colleges, universities, and seminaries attended or other ministry training programs in which you have participated. For each experience, please note

  • Institution
  • Address
  • Dates attended
  • Degree (if any)
  • Date transcript request sent

If you answer yes to any of these questions, please explain in the space provided. Please include dates.


Please ask one person (not a relative) from each of the categories listed below to submit a recommendation on your behalf. These recommendations are now available as webforms. Please access these webforms on the Apply Now! page. For each person you will use as a reference, please provide:

  • Name
  • Street address
  • Email address
  • Daytime telephone number

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Brandon Hanks
(Master of Divinity)

BrandonI find great comfort in knowing that the gifts of God are irrevocable--that God is faithful even if we are faithless. My faith journey begins with the Church of the Brethren. I was raised in the church by my family going to Sunday school and attending worship each week. But as a teenager I found myself struggling in my understanding of the word of God. I wanted to own my faith. I wanted it to be a real and genuine confession, not one merely adopted through my family's tradition. It was during that time of exploration that God revealed my calling as a minister in God's church.