Bethel University - MN Graduate Program Reviews

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of students recommend
(4.11 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 29 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: HLC, + 2 more
  • Campus Setting: Suburb: Large
  • Student Population: 4,016 (2,964 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 11 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 70% part-time, 30% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $9,630
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: MBA in Human Resources
Graduation Year: 2018

This was a GREAT experience! I am so happy I decided to finish both my undergrad and graduate degrees at Bethel! The classes were informative, and most of the teachers were willing to go the extra mile to ensure the material was understood. Grateful for this experience!
4.4 out of 5.0
Degree: Special Education
Graduation Year: 2019

Bethel University is an awesome program if you are focusing on being a full time student or if you are working full time and want to take classes part time or full time as well. Although I am working full time, I am also taking enough classes per semester to be considered a full time student as well. What is amazing about Bethel is that it allows me so much flexibility in my schedule! I am taking hybrid courses so they are part online and part in person. I take 1 class every 6 weeks and it goes year round so I will have short breaks, but I will get done with the program fast and I can focus on completing one class at a time. The teachers are super knowledgeable and friendly and I have been pleased with the feedback I have received from them. I have learned so much from my graduate school program so far and I am excited for all of my classes to come. The program is definitely spendy so if you have a way to finance it or get grants or scholarships, you should.
2.4 out of 5.0
Degree: Cognitive Psychology
Graduation Year: 2015

I was sold a bill of goods that was not delivered on. I was told that this would be a Christ centered program and it was anything but that. Quite frankly it was really high priced and the professors were not consistent. One class would be awesome the next class you would wonder where they found them. For example in an ethics class one professor play favorites with a student who he worked with someone in her family which is a blatant conflict of interest in the counseling ethics class and same professor then during the class stated "sometimes you have to do what you have to do in the business." It was a complete joke. Then in another class we were required to buy books that no one read that had diseases human sexual organs. Again we are in counseling and not physicians which makes the books not usable. I personally have told quite a few people to avoid this program and steered them towards better and cheaper schools. I felt ripped off and funny enough again they promote a "Christ Centered" education and then the practicum professor would not enforce respectful boundaries between students and then called "fundies" the root of all evil... I went to a better school and they did not have the professor turnover (a third of the MA program left within 9 months) and had a much better experience. Avoid this program.
4.67 out of 5.0
Degree: Physician Assistant
Graduation Year: 2018

I feel that Bethel is a wonderful college with morals and high integrity. I am excited to become a part of the physician assistant program in 2016.
4.33 out of 5.0
Degree: Organizational Leadership
Graduation Year: 2016

Pros: As an online only student, I am able to receive my degree without having to leave my current job. The instructors have been very eager to assist when needed. Cons: More scholarship opportunities are needed
4.33 out of 5.0
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2016

I feel this graduate program has been great and the fact that it is online made it much more appealing for me to complete as I do live 4 hours away from campus and have a family.
4.33 out of 5.0
Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2017

I feel very confident going into my graduate program (Master of Criminal Justice) at Bethel University. They provide us with technology from the beginning of the term so there is no excuse for failure. They have helpful faculty and staff who are there to help you succeed. The academics provide an in-depth study of the subject matter. I wouldn't have chosen anywhere else to get my graduate degree.
4.25 out of 5.0
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2016

The pros to the graduate program is that it allows students like myself to continue to improve themselves through the well-educated instructors. They allow the online masters degree that help benefit the student that also have a full-time job. The cons is that there is lack of help to find scholarships for students.
2.67 out of 5.0
Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2014

Very competitive to get in to. Lacks in support for returning students.
4.83 out of 5.0
Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2017

I feel that the entire experience has made a significant growth opportunity for me. I only wish it was more affordable.
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