Bethany welcomes all persons who are interested in continuing their education.
We encourage lay leaders, retired persons, business folks, and others who wish to dig deeper into the wonder and wisdom, world and Word of God. You do not need to be admitted into a degree program to participate in a seminary course; as an occasional student, you may take any course that interests you.
Be prepared for graduate-level courses to stretch and challenge you!
Flexibility: Bethany Has Many Educational Opportunities
Bethany offers courses in various formats and locations, focused for a variety of purposes. Whether you’re completing a degree or certificate, pursuing spiritual questions, meeting district ordination requirements, or engaging theological studies in general, there is a course for you, many accessible to those at a distance! The following links are for courses coming up:
Hybrid courses – online and weekend sessions
- Blended courses – connecting distance students to on-campus classes in real time
Bethany offers courses that meet district requirements for licensing and ordination in the Church of the Brethren. Contact Bethany Admissions and your district office to see which courses qualify.
Application, Admission, Registration
To take any graduate course, a student must apply and be admitted as one of the following:
Admissions Process Deadlines
Once students have been admitted, they must submit an enrollment deposit in order to register for classes.
- July 15 for fall session
- December 1 for spring session
- Six weeks prior to the start of class for two-week intensives in August, January, and May