Bethany College is humbled and excited to announce new higher-level education partnerships and opportunities that are available to both current and prospective students who are seeking continuing education after undergraduate completion.

With these new additions comes the chance for students to continue to thrive at Bethany and beyond, with a seamless and educational transition into working toward an advanced degree. Our ‘pipeline’ and accelerated programs offer students a faster track toward a degree, which means less time and less money.

Bethany is taking bold steps towards forming the educational future that will continue to foster developing minds for years to come. We are creating an optimistic vision for our future based on our three-year strategic plan, Build for a Lifetime. With a changing higher education landscape, Bethany strives to continue to provide current and prospective students with new avenues to pursue advanced degrees.

For more details or questions, contact the Center for Enrollment at enrollment@bethanywv.edu or 800.922.7611.

Dare to dream bigger at Bethany College, and apply today!

New Partnerships & Opportunities

Bethany College launched a new opportunity for students in Sept. of 2022 that gives graduates a competitive advantage as they enter into the workforce— the M.B.A. 4+1 program. With the announcement, Bethany College became one of the only institutions offering this program across the tri-state area. While there are a myriad of institutions that offer M.B.A. programs, they do not offer an accelerated option like Bethany College.

Also open to students from other institutions, our M.B.A. 4+1 program is designed for students pursuing any major, so long as they complete a minor in business administration. Students who have been accepted into the program will complete one course during their senior year and 12 credit hours of coursework for three semesters following graduation: summer, fall, and spring.

In Oct. of 2022, Bethany College and West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine partnered to offer Bethanians the opportunity to earn early guaranteed admittance to WVSOM, upon successful completion of program requirements.

Bethany College students are eligible for consideration during sophomore year. Students must have a science GPA of 3.4 or higher, as well as completion of eight hours of biology with labs, and eight hours of general chemistry with labs. Applications should be completed during the spring of junior year, and are due by June 30 each year. After applications have been submitted, the interview process will occur through the end of July.

Students accepted into the program will be assigned a WVSOM faculty mentor to monitor their progress and answer questions. They will also provide students with job shadowing opportunities and chances to expand their network with medical professionals.

WVSOM has ranked as one of the nation’s top medical schools for over two decades. WVSOM is also number one in the nation among all medical school graduating physicians who practice in rural areas according to Academic Medicine.

Bethany College announced a collaboration with Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED) College of Pharmacy in Oct. of 2022 to provide those attending Bethany a pipeline into the NEOMED College of Pharmacy through an early assurance program.

According to this agreement, candidates for admission to Bethany College, and chemistry and biochemistry students already attending Bethany College, can apply for early assurance to the NEOMED College of Pharmacy Pharm.D. program after completing 60 prerequisite credits from Bethany.

Prerequisite credits must contain two semesters of organic chemistry with labs, two semesters of physics with labs, two semesters of biology with labs, and a semester of biochemistry.

The two institutions will collaborate to offer pre-admission and pharmacy career counseling opportunities for prospective and current students at Bethany College.

In Oct. of 2022, Bethany College and West Virginia University Reed College of Media signed a dual agreement between the two Mountain State institutions. The agreement provides Bethany business and communication students with three different accelerated graduate-level program opportunities—integrated marketing communications (IMC), data marketing, and digital marketing.

To be considered for admission into the graduate program, Bethany College students must have a 3.4 cumulative GPA by the Fall of junior year, and a minimum undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.0 at the time of application completion.

The 4 + 1 program allows Bethany students to attend WVU for an intro course during their senior year. WVU graduate programs typically take 16 months to complete, but with this agreement, students are able to complete the graduate program in one year— saving them both time and money.

On June 30, 2022, Bethany College and Appalachian School of Law (ASL) signed an accelerated dual degree agreement to give Bethany students the opportunity to obtain a Juris Doctor in six years rather than the usual seven, saving students not only time—but money.

Applications for the Accelerated Law School Guarantee must be received by Jan. 1st of the year the student desires to enroll in the law school. Admission to ASL is guaranteed as long as the applicant meets the eligibility, character, and fitness requirements to practice law.

To be eligible, Bethany students must have completed all Bethany College core requirements, a minimum of two and a half years in residence, at least 90 credit hours at Bethany College, and passed their comprehensive examinations. They must also have permission of the undergraduate prelaw advisor to pursue accelerated study, maintain a minimum cumulative undergraduate grade point average of 3.0, and obtain an LSAT score equal to or exceeding 153.

For students who do not qualify for the DDA Program but wish to apply upon completion of their baccalaureate degree, ASL will make a review of their applications. Once eligibility requirements are met, ASL will schedule an interview with the student to assess abilities and maturity for professional study, and then make an expedited one-week decision.

Bethany College is now offering students a track into Wheeling’s Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT) program. The DPT program, through Wheeling’s College of Health Science, will accept at least two Bethany College students each year.

Upon application, students must have completed an undergraduate degree from Bethany and have maintained an overall cumulative grade point average of at least 3.3 on a 4.0 scale.

Students may pursue any undergraduate route that meets the requirements of Wheeling University DPT. After completing a verified application with the Physical Therapy Centralized Application Service (PTCAS) and receiving the accepted Graduate Record Examination scores, students will continue through the interview process for potential program placement.