Criteria for international student master of divinity (MDiv) or master of arts (MA) admission include
To apply to Bethany as an international student for the MDiv or the MA program, 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 six to nine months for the completion of this process.
|Session one (fall)||May 1|
|Session two (spring)||September 1|
|Complete international student application form||Complete Now|
|List contact information for three references (academic, church, and personal)||Complete Now|
|Provide employment history||Complete Now|
|Submit Vocational Intentions Essay and Theological Reflections Essay||Complete Now|
|Request official transcripts||Complete Now|
|Complete faculty interviews||More Information|
|Complete and submit the financial and sponsorship forms - not required for online CATS students||Download Now|
|Pass Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)||More Information|
|Pay application fee ($50.00)|
If you have participated in Brethren Volunteer Service (BVS) within the last two years, you are eligible for an application fee waiver. The Admissions Office may request a letter verifying your participation in the program and the dates of your participation.