Bethel Seminary, a school of Bethel University, has been advancing the Gospel of Jesus Christ since 1871.  Today, we are one of the largest evangelical institutions in the world offering post-baccalaureate study.  We serve a diverse student population from two campuses in the United States and electronically through a variety of online programs.  The university student body consists of 6,600 men and women from 49 states and 31 countries.

But numbers don't tell the whole story.  As we seek to educate and energize men and women for excellence in leadership, scholarship, and service, we have the honor of preparing whole and holy persons for ministry. Strengthened by an exceptional education led by a world-class faculty, Bethel prepares graduates who are purposeful leaders whose service makes a difference around the world.

Bethel Seminary is a Spirit-empowered, biblically grounded ministry of the churches of Converge Worldwide, offered as a resource to all who seek to understand and experience the Gospel of Christ.  Men and women of all denominations are welcome to experience the spirit and passion of Bethel Seminary as they become whole and holy.

Bethel University is registered as a private institution with the Minnesota Office of Higher Education pursuant to sections 136A.61 to 136A.71.  Registration is not an endorsement of the institution.  Credits earned at the institution may not transfer to all other institutions.

Bethel Seminary is accredited by the Association of Theological Schools (the national accrediting agency for theological schools in the United States and Canada), and the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommision.org; phone: 312.263.0456).  The seminary is also a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

It is the official policy and commitment of Bethel Seminary not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, gender, or disability in its educational programs, admissions, or employment practices.  The president of Bethel University has designated the director of human resources as the compliance officer for the institution. 


Inquiries regarding compliance may be directed to:

Compliance Officer
Bethel University
3900 Bethel Drive
St. Paul, MN 55112

Communication with the seminary will be better facilitated if correspondence and telephone calls are directed to the appropriate offices. 

Catalog Information

Within this catalog, the Academic Programs and Descriptions section are prescriptive and apply to all students while enrolled under this year’s catalog requirements. All other sections are descriptive and apply during the academic year covered by this catalog.

The information in this catalog is descriptive, not contractual. All listed courses and programs are current at the time of printing, but are subject to change without notice based on enrollment, faculty availability, and other considerations. Bethel reserves the right to withdraw a course or program or to limit its enrollment.

While Bethel publishes program information and materials and assigns advisors, the student is ultimately responsible to assure that he or she has fulfilled all graduation requirements. Bethel reserves the right to withdraw a previously awarded degree if it is subsequently determined that the student did not complete degree requirements.

Catalog Updates

Throughout the course of the academic year some changes may occur within the catalog which would reflect in the online catalog only and would not reflect in the distributed printed catalog available for download from the main catalog page PDF archive. 

During the course of the academic year certain catalog information may change and only the online catalog would reflect any such change. The printed catalog will serve as an archive of catalog information available at the beginning of the academic year.  These two versions provide a record of any changes which occur during the course of the academic year. For the most up-to-date catalog information, please refer to the online version of the catalog.


St. Paul Campus Contact Information

Bethel Seminary 
3949 Bethel Drive
St. Paul, MN 55112
651.638.6180 or 800.255.8706

Office of Admissions 

Child Development Center
Director of Child Development Center

Doctor of Ministry 
Director of Doctor of Ministry Program

Faculty and Curriculum
Dean 651.638.6658

Office of Financial Aid

Internships and Placement
Director of Internship and Placement

Director of Library



San Diego Campus Contact Information

Bethel Seminary San Diego
6116 Arosa Street
San Diego, CA 92115

Senior Recruiter
619.325.5219 or 800.255.8706, ext. 5219

Supervised Ministry and Internships
Director of Supervised Ministry




In This Section

What Makes Us Unique

Who we are at Bethel Seminary, including information on our accreditation, history, and distinctives

Our Faith

Statements on our beliefs, why we believe them, and how we see ourselves as whole and holy people in a covenant community

Student Resources

Information regarding the resources available to students for both our campuses in all delivery options

Bethel Seminary St. Paul

In depth information on Bethel Seminary's campus in St. Paul, Minnesota

Bethel Seminary San Diego

In depth information on Bethel Seminary's campus in San Diego, California.