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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.

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


International Students Application Process:

For further assistance, contact:

Amy Gall Ritchie
Amy Gall Ritchie,
Director of Student Development      (765)983-1806     or    (800)287-8822   x1806

Claire Flowers-Waggener
(Master of Divinity)

ClaireChoosing to respond to "the call" can be a gut-wrenching experience that takes years to resolve, and in some cases, the choice is made in an instant, life-altering moment. In a moment, I chose to respond to a yearning in my heart that had been aching for decades.

I then had to choose which seminary I would attend!