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International Student Application Process

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Criteria for International Student Master of Divinity (MDiv) or Master of Arts (MA) Admission include:

  1. Completion of a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher for the MDiv program and 3.0 or higher for the MA program;
  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.

 

To apply to Bethany as an international student for the Master of Divinity (MDiv) or the Master of Arts (MA) programs, please follow the steps outlined below.  Be sure to note the additional steps all international students must complete regarding securing financial and personal sponsors, and documenting financial support.  A determination of admission and the receipt of the required deposit must occur prior to our being able to issue a SEVIS I-20 form.

All application materials, including all forms, references, transcripts, essays, and the application fee, must be completed and received by our office by the date listed below for the term you plan to start.  Allow 6-9 months for the completion of this process.

Term
Date
Session One (Fall)
May 1
Session Two (Spring)           
September 1

 

International Students Application Process:


For further assistance, contact:
 

Tracy PrimozichTracy Primozich, Director of Admissions
     admissions@bethanyseminary.edu      (765)983-1832     or    (800)287-8822   x1832

 

 

Amy Gall RitchieAmy Gall Ritchie, Director of Student Development
     admissions@bethanyseminary.edu      (765)983-1806     or    (800)287-8822   x1806

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.