Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary Graduate Program Reviews

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of students recommend
(3.92 out of 5.0)
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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: HLC and CAATS
  • Campus Setting: City: Large
  • Student Population: 1,848 (450 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 17 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 37% part-time, 63% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $6,600
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5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Religious Studies
Graduation Year: 2018

MWBTS has been a great option for me to continue my education while not having to move my family. The online master's program has been a great challenge in the variety of classes, the instruction from the professors, and the other students. I have found that the classes offer what I need to help me further my career.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Divinity
Graduation Year: 2020

As a new student at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, my review may be a bit premature, I am very excited to learn from an outstanding faculty/staff. I chose Midwestern because of their work with For the Church, Center for Public Theology, and the Spurgeon Library.
4.2 out of 5.0
Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2008

I greatly enjoyed my time at MBTS. I studied the counseling program with Dr. L.C. as my mentor. I was stretched beyond what I thought I was capable of achieving. I learned the content, but also the theories behind the curriculum. My time spent at MBTS was one of the best decisions of my life.
4.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Religious Studies
Graduation Year: 2016

MBTS excels at online education. Faculty are highly qualified and the study was rigorous and beneficial.
4.17 out of 5.0
Degree: Religious Studies
Graduation Year: 2019

The obvious pros of my graduate program are its affordability and competence of its staff. Many schools in its field either have an affordable tuition but expensive cost of living or vice versa. Midwestern does an excellent job of keeping them both low. Despite it being a small school, the competency level of its staff and their grasp on each subject proves that a small school doesn't mean a deficient curriculum. The cons of my graduate program are the availability of courses on campus. Due its small size and staff the number of courses available semester to semester is limited and often times the more intriguing electives are only available on demand.
3.75 out of 5.0
Degree: Religious Studies
Graduation Year: 2017

It gives a great foundations for future ministry at churches and working with other religious and non-religious organizations. Not always it is going to be a well-paid position, or a great place to live. Being a pastor is not easy but definitely worth it!
4.33 out of 5.0
Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2013

Pros Affordable education, some outstanding faculty, safe campus Cons Could use more places to go to study
2.75 out of 5.0
Degree: Religious Studies
Graduation Year: 2013

The MBTS Theological Studies program has many positive aspects. The largest of which being the opportunity to complete it and many other degree programs fully online. This being said, you must be ready to teach the material to yourself with a bit of added faculty and peer support. The tuition is also minimal and the professors are very understanding as well as knowledgeable. As with everything there are a couple of negatives to this program. Largely, the semesters are broken into halves, which means you are accomplishing a full semester of work and credits in half the time. Also, not every course is offered every term, so it may take an extra term or an independent study for you to finish your degree. All in all, Midwestern is a very good, affordable, and professional school with many opportunities.
1.08 out of 5.0
Degree: Liberal Arts
Graduation Year: 2013

If you are a Southern Baptist male in a Master's of Divinity program, then this school will be great for you. Any degree that isn't straight theology or Biblical languages isn't worth it. If you are a female, make sure you enroll with your husband or in their counseling program, or walk away.
4.33 out of 5.0
Degree: Social Sciences
Graduation Year: 2014

I am in the 100% online program so I could not respond to some of the categories; otherwise, my Overall Grade would be a LOT higher. The pros of this program are that I am able to live in Richmond, VA and attend school in Kansas City, MO; thus, I did not have to quit my job. The faculty and staff are always ready and willing to do anything that they can to enhance the learning experience. I do not have any cons at this point in the undertaking of my degree.
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