B.A. in Organizational Leadership to M.A. in Transformational Leadership


Bethel Seminary and the College of Adult and Professional Studies (CAPS) have developed a pathway for students in certain undergraduate majors to receive Advanced Standing with Credit Waivers for seminary courses.

Students who graduate with a B.A. in Organizational Leadership from 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:

  • ORGL 350 Leadership Communication waives requirement for ML 631.
  • ORGL 465H Applied Leadership Ethics waives requirement for TS 517 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 used to waive elective requirements). 

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