Students who graduate with a B.A. in Organizational Leadership from Bethel University's College of Adult and Professional Studies (CAPS) are eligible to receive Advanced Standing with Credit Waivers for two courses in the Seminary's M.A. in Transformational Leadership (MATL). This reduces the credits to complete for the MATL from 42 to 36. 

Seminary faculty have collaborated with CAPS faculty to ensure that successful completion of each eligible CAPS course indicates that the student has achieved the outcomes normally achieved in the respective Seminary course. In order to receive Advanced Standing with Credit Waiver for any of the Seminary courses under this program, students must earn a "C" or better in the respective CAPS course.1 The two courses for which CAPS graduates are eligible to receive Advanced Standing with Credit Waiver are:

  • ORGL350 Leadership Communication  waives requirement for ML631DE Leadership Communication in Global Perspective.
  • ORGL465H Applied Leadership Ethics  waives requirement for TS517DE Christian Social Ethics for the Workplace.

Students may choose to apply these waivers towards the Master of Divinity or other degree programs which require one or more of the above Seminary courses (may be use to waive elective requirements). 


Courses transferred into the CAPS B.A. in Organizational Leadership program from other schools are not eligible for advanced standing.