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Missions Graduate Degree Programs

Get the training you need to impact the world for less. Our online graduate programs were designed to fit your busy schedule and give you the practical tools you need to do effective ministry.

Bethany has more than 65 years of experience training cross-cultural leaders through its residential programs and hands on internships. Graduates of our program work with mission organizations, development agencies, and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) around the globe. As an online student you will receive the same caliber of intercultural training for your MA as those in our residential program.

BGU Offers Three Masters Degrees

BGU’s MA programs are entirely online courses designed for those who desire to enhance their intercultural effectiveness in their ministry.

What Makes Bethany’s Online Programs Unique?



As a leader we know your time is your greatest commodity. So Bethany offers the convenience to pursue advanced intercultural degrees anytime, anywhere. Most of your study can be done without an internet connection 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 scheduleperfect for leaders in ministry and those who travel.



At Bethany, theory and practice are integrated to provide a learning experience that helps make learning practical. You will apply what you learn in the virtual classroom to your everyday life and ministry.
This is done by our educational philosophy that stresses the “Know-Be-Do” concept. You will be given a biblical and intercultural framework to understand your world (KNOW). Then you will grow to be Christ-like to influence your world (BE), and gain special skill sets to impact your world (DO).



Bethany’s goal is to enable Christian workers and missions leaders to train without debt. We offer our programs at about half the cost of most online education programs—only $367 per credit—so that you stay engaged in God’s mission instead of paying off debt. Whether you are a frontline missionary, a leader training others, or you minister hope to society’s most vulnerable members, we have three MA programs designed to equip you to maximize your level of ministry effectiveness.