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Master's Programs

Our graduate programs prepare students for further ministry, ordination, or future doctoral work.

Master of Divinity (MDiv)

Master of Arts (MA)

Master of Arts: Theopoetics and Writing

Master of Arts: Spiritual and Social Transformation

Graduate Certificates

Specialized certificates expand knowledge and promote robust theological application for any profession. Certificates can be pursued individually or in tandem with a graduate degree program. Courses in the certificate programs may be completed online or in a variety of innovative formats.

Nondegree Learning Tracks

Is a graduate degree or certificate not quite the right fit? Explore the Bethany experience or continue your education by taking a single course. Students can also pursue nondegree ministerial training within the Church of the Brethren through our partnership with the Brethren Academy for Ministerial Leadership.

On Campus or Online

Students at Bethany benefit from innovative and flexible course formats. Through the Connections distance education program, graduate students do not need to relocate to our campus in order to earn a degree. Classes in our graduate programs are available online and in a variety of formats.

Distance Learning


Learn more about our Connections distance education program.

Online Courses


Explore upcoming online courses.

Weekend Intensives

Weekend Intensives

Explore upcoming weekend intensive courses.

Traditional and Block Courses

Traditional and Block Courses

Explore upcoming traditional and block-format courses.

Two-Week Intensives

Two-Week Intensives

Explore upcoming two-week intensive courses.

Hybrid Courses

Hybrid Courses

Explore upcoming courses in blended online and weekend formats.

Intercontextual Opportunities

Cross-Cultural Learning

Explore domestic and international learning opportunities at Bethany.