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Member Schools

Bethel Seminary of Bethel University

3949 Bethel Drive
St. Paul, MN 55112
p: 651-638-6180
f: 651-638-6002
Member Status: 
Accredited
Denomination: 
Converge Worldwide
Member School Representatives:
President:
James H Barnes
651-638-6230
Interim Co-Vice President and Dean; Director of Online Programs:
Jeannine K Brown
651-324-2316
Commission Staff Liaison: 
Barbara Mutch
Fall 2018 Data:
Enrollment: 
549 (264.4 FTE)
Faculty Full Time FTE: 
6
Faculty Part Time FTE: 
21.29
Total Faculty FTE: 
27.29
Approved Degrees: 
DMin, MA (Christian Thought), MA (Theological Studies), MA in Children and Family Ministry, MA in Christian Education (discontinued), MA in Community Ministry Leadership, MA in Global and Contextual Studies, MA in Marriage and Family Therapy, MA in Ministry, MA in Transformational Leadership, MDiv, MA in Mental Health Counseling, MA in Marital and Family Therapy
San Diego, CA
Approved Degrees: MA in Mental Health Counseling, MDiv, MA in Marital and Family Therapy, MA in Ministry, MA (Christian Thought), MA (Theological Studies)
Comprehensive Distance Education Program: 
yes
Year of Initial Accreditation: 
1966
Year of Last Comprehensive Evaluation Visit: 
2011
Year of Next Comprehensive Evaluation Visit: 
2020-03
Year-month (subject) of next report back(s): 
2019-11 (Exceptions (ES.1.6)), 2019-11 (Exceptions (ES.1.6)), 2020-11 (Exceptions (ES.1.6))
Accreditation Notes: 
In June 2016, the Board of Commissioners approved an exception to residency requirements, allowing the school to offer the Master of Divinity, the MA in Ministry, and the Doctor of Ministry programs completely online. In February 2017, the Board approved an exception to residency requirements, allowing 75% of the MA in Transformational Leadership to be completed online.