Overview

Earning your graduate degree can open a world of possibilities. Bethel’s programs are designed for adult students with busy lives who want to advance their careers and become leaders in their fields. Featuring convenient modalities (including fully online) and schedules in a supportive environment, we’ll help you achieve your goals. At Bethel, excellence is about following our passions to become diligent scholars, ethical leaders, and gracious servants. It’s about sharing our experiences and growing as a community of people who challenge each other just as much as we support each other. And it’s about being inspired by our learning and learning to inspire others.

Schools/departments

Graduate School: Our graduate school will prepare you to discover what’s next. Our programs are designed to cultivate personal growth and tailored to fit your life and goals. You won’t just learn relevant skills and build valuable connections; you’ll be encouraged to realize your passions and live them out. Our values-based approach to education sets us apart. While we welcome students from all faith journeys, our courses are taught from a Christian worldview. Our professors have extensive experience and will share principles that can be applied directly to your workplace. They’re committed to your success and will mentor you in important life and work decisions.

Seminary: For 150 years, Bethel Seminary has been a place for transformation. We prepare people to become authentic, compassionate and effective ministry leaders, equipped to serve and lead wherever they are called. Bethel Seminary develops leaders empowered and equipped to leave a God-honoring legacy. You’ll be challenged not only to think deeply and critically, but to apply what you’re learning to your own spiritual formation journey and then to your ministry goals and context. In Bethel Seminary, courses will challenge you and change you — so you’ll be ready to change the world. 

Areas of study offered
Graduate degrees

Master's programs
Business Administration, MBA
Children’s and Family Ministry, MA
Christian Thought, MA
Counseling, MA
Divinity, MDiv
Education K-12, MA
Marriage and Family Therapy, MA
Ministry, MA
Nurse-Midwifery, MS
Nursing, combined BS and MS option
Physician Assistant, MS
Social Work, MSW
Special Education, MA
Strategic Leadership, MA
Teaching, MA
Theological Studies, MA
Transformational Leadership, MA

Learn more about these programs. (For religious master's programs, please visit the seminary website.)

Doctoral programs
Doctor of Ministry, D.Min
Leadership in Higher Education, EdD
Leadership in K-12 Administration, EdD
Nursing Practice, DNP

Learn more about these programs. (For the Doctor of Ministry, please visit the seminary website.)

Graduate certificates

International Baccalaureate graduate certificate in Teaching and Learning
Classroom Management graduate certificate
Play Therapy graduate certificate

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Licensure preparation programs (post-undergraduate)

Academic Behavioral Strategist K-12 (ABS) licensure prep program
Autism Spectrum Disorders B-21 (ASD) licensure prep program
Developmental Disabilities licensure prep program 
Director of Special Education licensure prep program
Emotional / Behavioral Disorders K-12 (EBD) licensure prep program 
Initial 5-12 Teaching (various content areas) licensure prep program
Initial K-12 Teaching (various content areas) licensure prep program
K-12 Principal licensure prep program
Superintendent licensure prep program
Teacher Coordinator of Work-based Learning licensure prep program
Teachers of Computer, Keyboarding and Related Technology Applications licensure prep program

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Contact information

Other Student paths

Traditional undergraduate

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Transfer

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Adult learners

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