McDowell Bible College
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Late Registration with additional fee for Spring 2020 classes ends January 17th.
  • We are a FREE or low tuition college offering a quality, full-term, diploma producing, fully on-line experience for no additional on-line fees.
  • All low to moderate income Pastors and members of evangelical churches attend FREE or pay 50% tuition.
  • Full and partial scholarships or payment plans are available for all Christians. Click on the Cost page for details.
  • Our tuition is the lowest you can find anywhere for a quality, diploma producing higher education.

McDowell Bible College 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 Christian students who do not have major disagreements with our doctrinal statement (listed on the About Us page). Our school was founded to help those who fall into one or more of the following categories:

      • Current or future church or non-profit religious organization employees who wish certification in their fields without taking the time earn a diploma. We offer certificates in Ministry, Biblical Studies, Information Systems Management for Churches and Non-Profit Organizations and Leadership and Administration for Churches and Non-Profit Organizations which require only 12 courses that can be accomplished in about a year to complete the certificate, while still earning college credit towards a future diploma.

      • College students who wish to earn a diploma related to service in churches or religious non-profit organizations. We currently offer two-year or four-year diploma programs in Ministry, Biblical Studies, Information Systems Management for Churches and Non-Profit Organizations and Leadership and Administration for Churches and Non-Profit Organizations.

      • College graduates who wish to earn a graduate diploma related to service in churches or religious non-profit organizations. We currently offer Master of Ministry, Master of Divinity and a Doctor of Ministry.

      • 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 and we are probably the only school that includes a better than state of the art on-line classroom experience for no additional fee. Others charge as much $100 or more per course for online fees alone. We offer many scholarships where students pay only half, or sometimes none of their tuition cost depending on their income, payment plans for everyone else.

      • Students who want a want a quality education. McDowell Bible College is recognized by the National Bible College Association as an accredited educational institution meeting their standards for certification and accreditation. This is not a degree mill. If you are looking for an easy ride, we are not your school. Our academic standards are high and equivalent or exceeding the level of many if not most colleges and universities with on-line programs. You will be proud of the certificate or diploma you get at McDowell Bible College. (See About Us page for more information on state licensure exemption and accreditation and to view our certificates.)

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, charging additional fees up to $100 or more per class. There are no such fees at MBC. McDowell Bible College has our own in-house software and IT staff. Our online classroom experience includes pages where the following activities take place:

      • Classroom Office - The instructor will post public notices for the class here and provide contact information where you may privately interact with your instructor.

      • Document Folder - Here is posted links to the course syllabus, course documents and links to other information you may require for the course.

      • Assignments - This page provides the dated weekly lesson folders for the class, within which you will find links to each lesson’s requirements for that week to include: class lecture(s), quizzes, exams or other class assignments that need to be turned in for that week. MBC has determined that visual lectures, presentations and graphics help you to better understand the material and we place everything you need for the lesson in the folder so that requirements are easy to understand and to access.

      • Gradebook - 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.

      • Forum - Some lessons will require assigned forum discussions where you will be required to post an answer to a question or response to a subject as assigned by your instructor. You will also be able to, and at times required, to respond to the posts of others in the discussion.

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We hope you will join us in the coming year for this program of quality, on-line education that is demanding, but fair and can be completed by anyone with reasonable 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. 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). Before one of those term deadlines end, click “Apply” and become a student at MBC and you will never regret it.
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Beginning the Summer 2020 term, MBC will finally offer a graduate program in ministry. We are still considering other programs, but that will likely not come to fruition until the next year. The Master of Ministry will allow pastors to receive a minimum of seminary level training so that you are better prepared for your ministry. It also allows our students who finish their 4-year programs a way to continue their training. The only admissions requirement is a four-year degree of 120 semester hours or more from an acceptable college or university.
(Revision of original 1/4/2020 post.)

Well it's that time again as students begin new classes for the Spring term tomorrow. I want to wish you all well and encourage you to do your best as you work to train for your various ministries and service to our Lord.

God Bless!
Larry McDowell
Dean of McDowell Bible College

Registration for the Spring term has already begun, so start looking at the schedule that is already posted for the Spring 2020 term. If you need help, contact an academic advisor. If there is a course you really needed to take in the Fall term, but you do not see it in the schedule, contact your academic advisor. If it is a course for which there is sufficient interest, it may be added up all the way until mid-August.

If you have not completed your admissions application or are missing some requirements such as ordering official transcripts from your school(s), you should get on it right away so that you can begin the registration process when it opens next week. although Admissions applications can be received up until the beginning of January, do not wait until the last minute and miss out on the next term.

We are currently working on putting a sampling of our classes on YouTube, as well as our current add-free location, to allow students to see what our class lectures are like and to get a sampling of our training. Of course, without the one on one instructor feedback, assignments, quizes, etc., this will not be a true college experience. We hope to put up one or more free short (one hour) courses on our own website for prospective students to take a look at a more realistic flavor of the classroom experience before committing to our school, hopefully by Summer 2020.

McDowell Bible College
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