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Graduate Admission

Bethesda University is the University for the 21st Century. Come to Bethesda University with great vision and hope. The school's excellent faculty will help you become a qualified leader in the 21st century who combines intellect, musical talent, and Christianity with balance.

Bethesda University offers four graduate programs such as: Master of Arts in Biblical Studies, Master of Divinity (M.Div.), Master of Arts in Music and Master & Business Administration(MBA).

Please, select one the applications to begin admission process.



Program and Majors

Master Programs

Bethesda University offers;

Master of Arts in Biblical Studies
Master of Divinity (M.Div.)
Master of Arts in Music
Master in Business Administration .



Admission Requirements

Admission Documents for U.S. residents Applicant

Students must have official notification of admission before they will be allowed to register for classes. When applying to the Main Campus (LA), please submit the documents below.

Application Document


Application for Admission form


Non-refundable Application fee

Applicants in the U.S ($50), or International applicants ($100).
payable by check or money order to Bethesda University.
Please include applicant’s name on the check.

Personal Statement Essay

Christian Testimony for Religion Program Students

Personal Essay for all other major students

Medical Examination Clearance form

simple blood & allergy test

All relevant official school Transcript

from previously attended/ currently attending schools

Photo ID (e.g. Driver's license)



Additional Documentation for International Applicant

I-20 Fee


Official Bank Statement

$20,000 minimum per student
$5,000 each for additional F-2 dependent

Signed and Notarized Affidavit of Support

use Bethesda's form

F-2 Dependent Information Sheet

If bringing Spouse or Children


 Supplementary Documentation for I-20 Transfer Students Form

Copy of the previous I-20s received

I-20 Transfer Clearance Request Form


Documents to be turned in at the time of the Registration

Copy of Visa / Passport / I-94

 A Copy of the Medical Insurance policy with a schedule of benefits


Additional Requirements for International Applicants:

All international students need to demonstrate English proficiency in order to be considered for admission to BU.  The minimum TOEFL (PBT) score of 525, (or 70 IBT, 6.0 IELTS) is required for international applicants.  

Students who do not have official TOEFL score need to take the ESL Placement test. The test consists of five sections: reading comprehension, listening, and writing, speaking and language use. As deemed necessary by the program director, there may also be an oral interview.  

Those students who score at the high intermediate level or above on the BELL Placement test may waive the TOEFL requirement by filing with the registrar the waiver form signed and approved by the ESL Program Director and the Chief Academic Officer.


Admission Schedule

Main Campus


Admission Schedule


Application distribution


Application reception

Nov. 11 - Jan. 31

Audition and interview

on future notice

Notification of admittance

By individual Notice


Application distribution


Application reception


Audition and interview


Notification of admittance

By individual Notice

The school has the same schedule for both first-time (new) applicants and transfer applicants.

The school operates on the semester system.The above schedules may change according to the conditions of the school.




Admissions Criteria

All applicants should hold a Bachelor of Arts degree or be receiving a B.A. soon.

People who have equivalent degrees according to school by laws.


Admission Requirements



High school G.P.A.















The admissions criteria above may change according to the conditions of the school.



Admissions Qualifications

First-Time(New) Applicants

Students must have graduated from high school or be graduating in the near future.

Students who are considered to have equivalent qualifications or beyond according to school regulations can apply for admittance.

Current students at different colleges, students who have temporarily withdrawn from their schools, college graduates or students without TOFEL scores may apply.(Students who lack English proficiency can take ESL courses at BUC)


Transfer Applicants

Students must enroll in the same (or a similar) major to the one they have studied for at least one semester at a regular college inside or outside their home country.

Students who already have a bachelor’s degree or who are studying to obtain a bachelor’s degree may apply to transfer.

Students who are considered to have equivalent qualifications or beyond according to school regulations can apply to transfer.



Admission Contact

Main Campus

Bethesda University
730 N. Euclid St., Anaheim, CA 92801
Tel: 714-517-1945,  Fax: 714-517-1948

Application Distribution : continuously distributed

Application Reception Location : Main Campus administration office

Contact Person (Admission Officer)

Monica Kim


714-683-1207 (x1015)