The Life of the Mind, the Passions of the Heart,
and the Master of Arts
The life of the mind is freely celebrated in Bethany’s master of arts (MA) program, because the mind, like the heart, is also a passionate organ. The work of MA students centers in an area of concentration that results in either a thesis or a portfolio on a topic of passionate academic interest. The MA program strives to foster growth of the whole person—spirit, mind, and body.
Bethany’s MA program consists of 54 credits (eighteen 3-credit-hour courses) and may be done as a residential student or through our distance education option via the MA Connections track.
Earning an MA from Bethany will prepare you for
- PhD programs across the country, in preparation for careers in teaching and writing;
- work with faith-based agencies or organizations, especially nonprofits;
- personal, theological, and professional enrichment.