Bethany Center For Graduate Studies
Convenient Online Learning for Global Leaders
Bethany has more than 65 years of experience training competent cross-cultural workers through it’s residential programs at Bethany College of Missions. Graduates work with mission organizations, development agencies, and NGOs around the globe.
Bethany Center for Graduate Studies offers the same caliber of competence-oriented intercultural training at the graduate level through online masters degree programs.
Whether you are a frontline missionary, a trainer of mission leaders, or you minister hope to society’s most vulnerable members, we have three Masters of Arts programs designed to equip you for the next level of ministry effectiveness.
What Makes Bethany’s Online Programs Unique?
Applied In-service Learning
Bethany’s online graduate programs make learning practical. Students apply what they learn in the virtual classroom to their life and ministry. Theory and practice are integrated to provide a learning experience that fits the way adults learn best.
A Focus on Competency
Bethany’s philosophy of education stresses the “Know-Be-Do” concept. Competent cross-cultural leaders, trainers and missionaries must have a biblical and intercultural framework to understand their world (KNOW), Christ-like character to influence their world (BE), and special skill sets to impact their world (DO). Bethany’s programs are focused on building these competencies.
Weekly online discussion forums give opportunity to cultivate community in the learning environment. Students and instructors share ideas, encourage and challenge each other, and grow with others who are passionate about making disciples cross-culturally.
Degree Programs with Flex
Bethany offers the convenience to pursue advanced intercultural degrees anytime, anywhere. Most of your study can be done offline throughout the week. It takes only two to three logins per week to upload assignments and post forums. You have the flexibility to create your own study schedule – perfect for international locales where power supplies are inconsistent.
Field-Focused Tuition Rates
Bethany’s goal is to enable Christian workers and missions leaders to train without debt. We offer our programs at about one-third the cost of most online education programs – only $150.00 per credit hour – so that you stay engaged in God’s mission instead of paying off debt!