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Your strong communication, writing and reasoning skills, mastered while at Bethel, put you ahead of the pack in graduate school.

Finding your niche in one of our numerous areas of study or by creating your own iMajor means you’ll have the depth of classroom knowledge to prepare you to focus your studies in graduate school.

Combined with the breadth of knowledge you’ll have through exploration in our Common Ground curriculum and the emphasis on hands-on learning means you’ll also have the critical thinking skills and real-world experience to set you apart from other applicants.

Your combination of educational experiences – including peace, justice and conflict studies  – prepares you to dive deeper in the programs at prestigious graduate school programs across the country.

  • 19% of responding graduates were attending graduate school within one year after graduating (2017).
  • #1 private college in Kansas in number of graduates going on to earn a Ph.D. (2015)
  • #2 in the nation for bachelor’s to Ph.D. – Washington Monthly (2016)

Bethel graduates have recently been accepted into graduate programs that included:

  • Kent State University, social psychology
  • University of Notre Dame, history
  • University of Kansas, medicine
  • American University, law
  • University of Colorado, music
  • University of Florida, clinical neuropsychology
  • University of Denver, international disaster psychology

About Bethel

As the first Mennonite college founded in North America, Bethel College celebrates a tradition of progressive Christian liberal arts education, diversity within community, and lifelong learning.