McDowell Bible College
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We are unlike any other institution of higher learning- one of the lowest tuition costs of any similar school with a high quality, full term, on-line education. In order to keep tuition low and to support as many students who want a Christian education as possible, we depend on donations to our institution. We ask that you help us to make this dream a reality for aspiring ministers and Christian workers everywhere. Please donate through our GoFundMe/McDowell-Bible-College account which is linked as 'Donate' above.

Term Dates and Deadlines:

• We are a low tuition college offering a quality, full-term, degree producing, fully on-line experience for no additional on-line fees.
• Registration for the Spring 2019 term begins November 26th, so complete your admissions application as soon as possible.
• We are now taking applications for admission for the Spring Term 2019 until December 21st - click on Apply. Since the admissions process takes time, please begin it as soon as possible. Apply today!
Click here to view our 10 minute introductory video that explains our programs

McDowell Bible College is accepting admissions applications now for the Fully On-Line seven degree programs and five Certificate programs. We are a LOW TUITION COLLEGE partially funded by Christian and church donations. It is possible to complete requirements for a Certificate within six to eight months, an Associate Degree in about sixteen months and a Bachelor Degree within 3 to 4 years. (This depends on the ability to maintain full load, getting passing grades and course schedule availability). See Academic Calendar for more deadlines.

Our school is dedicated to our Lord Jesus Christ and to His service. As the name implies, we are a bible-oriented college and the curriculum is designed for students who are members of a Christian church. Our school was founded to help those who fall into one or more of the following categories:

      • College students who wish to complete a degree related to service in churches or religious non-profit organizations. We currently offer the Associate of Arts in Ministry, in Worship Ministry, in Biblical Studies, in Church Administration and in Church Media and Computer Sciences. We also a Bachelor of Arts in Ministry and in Religion.

      • Current or future church employees who wish certification in their fields without taking the time to complete a full degree. We offer certificates in Ministry, Worship Ministry, Biblical Studies, Church Administration and Church Media and Computer Sciences which require taking only six courses to complete the certificate, while still earning college credit towards a future degree.

      • Students who cannot afford the high cost of college or do not want to encumber themselves with a large amount of educational loan debt. Our tuition is the lowest you can find that provides a quality, full-term education, that includes a better than state of the art on-line classroom experience for no additional fee.

      • Students who want a want a quality education. This is not a degree mill!- We offer challenging degree and certificate programs that will properly prepare you for service in churches and religious non-profit organizations. If you are looking for an easy ride, we are not your school!

Interactive Online Classroom - We have a proprietary online classroom presentation system that is as user friendly as it is informing. Other on-line colleges and universities have to pass on to students hundreds of thousands of dollars in expense purchasing an external on-line classroom system such Blackboard or another system. This can amount to average additional fees of $100 per class. McDowell Bible College has our own in-house software and IT staff for immediate response to needs and charges no additional fees. Our online classroom experience includes folders or rooms where the following classroom activities take place:

      • Classroom Office - The professor will post public notices for the class here, so check regularly to get the latest update. You will also find a link to contact your instructor for a private inquiry. Instructors are encouraged to monitor this system daily and answer your questions.

      • Class Document Folder - The course syllabus and other course documents will be posted here.

      • Class Assignments - In this room, you will find links to the week's lesson requirements, class lecture, any required documents for study for that week, and links to quizes, exams or other class assignments that need to be turned in for that week. Our instructors are required to present a significant visual lecture each week where there is not a major examination or assignment. We do not abide a quick 5 minute audio recording, or in some cases no lecture at all, with the professor asking you to just get it out of the book. We believe that lectures with visual aids are an important presentation of the material needed for better understanding.

      • Gradebook Postings - As your grades become available for quizes, exams or assignments, they will be posted here in privacy. Instructors may provide additional comments that are linked to the graded items.

      • Class Forum - There will be a general public forum for the class where students and faculty can interact. Additional tailored forums will be added as classroom assignments for grade.

      • MBC Mail - There will be a link to your messages and our internal school messaging system that will allow you to interact privately with other students and with the faculty.

McDowell Bible College is set up on the standard tri-semester system with three full 15-week terms each year, Spring (January-April), Summer (May-August) and Fall (September-December). We hope you will join us in the coming year as we begin this new program of quality on-line education that is demanding, but fair and easy to complete with enough effort. We will provide you with the tools you need for your area of study that is supported by in-house programming sometimes better than state of the art. Our tuition is low, so that is why a quality education with McDowell Bible College is not only a good deal, a comparison is almost non-existent. Become a student at MBC and you will not regret it.

McDowell Bible College
An on-line international school that serves English speaking Christian students around the world.
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