Students who graduate with a B.A. in Christian Ministries (See CAPS catalog for program detailsfrom Bethel University's College of Adult and Professional Studies (CAPS) are eligible to receive Advanced Standing with Credit Waivers for three courses in the Seminary's M.A. in Ministry (MAMin). This reduces the credits to complete for the MAMin from 51 to 42. Students in this program are also eligible for a reduction in the number of hours required for the Seminary's Professional Internship.

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. The three courses for which CAPS graduates are eligible to receive Advanced Standing with Credit Waiver, plus an opportunity to reduce the number of internship hours, are listed below.1

  • THEO341E Gospel in Cross-Cultural Perspective waives requirement for  GC512 Global, Cultural and Contextual Ministry.
  • CHMN452 Leadership in Ministry waives requirement for  ML523 Introduction to Transformational Leadership: Theory and Practice in Global Perspective.
  • CHMN320 Personal Spiritual Formation waives requirement for  SP510 Introduction to Spiritual and Personal Formation.
  • CHMN491 Ministry Practicum reduces the number hours required for Professional Internship by 100 hours.

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 used to waive elective requirements). 


Courses transferred into the CAPS B.A. in Christian Ministries program from other schools are not eligible for Advanced Standing with Credit Waiver.