Bakke Graduate University first arose in 1990 to serve pastors in the Washington State Region. Within a decade, transformations began as this originally designated Northwest Graduate School of Ministry underwent organizational changes, broadened degree programs, and then adopted its current name in 2005. With a main campus location in Seattle, Washington, the private, not-for-profit Bakke Graduate University retains a Christian-based education extending its classrooms to five continents. Bakke Graduate University retains membership with the Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools (TRACS). TRACS continues to be recognized by the United States Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. Furthermore, Bakke Graduate University is authorized by the Washington Higher Education Coordinating Board to confer select Master’s and Doctorate degrees.
Bakke offers five accredited graduate degrees, including:
- Doctor of Ministry
- Doctor of Transformational Leadership
- Masters of Arts in Global Urban Leadership
- Masters of Arts in Social & Civic Entrepreneurship
- Masters of Business Administration
The application process at Bakke University requires various prerequisites and general application requirements. Prospective students must have a Bachelor’s or Master’s (for the Doctorate programs) degree with a minimum GPA of 2.5. In addition, transfer credits may be awarded upon approval of the Academic Dean. Students should submit an application with fee, official transcripts, references, an essay, photograph, Personal Learning Community agreements, and possible GMAT scores and an optional resume. International students may also need to submit proof of English Language proficiency.
Programs at Bakke are delivered in both online and hybrid formats. Hybrid classes may vary in location requiring virtual and on-campus/on-site participation. Classes, conducted via the BGU Global Online Campus, include discussions and class readings, in addition to the use of communication tools, like video conferencing.
An array of online resources support distance learning at Bakke Graduate University. The Online Library at Bakke provides research guides, eBooks, and additional resources. Bakke also staffs an Online Writing Lab and an Online Mentoring Center. The Helpdesk can be accessed through the Moodle management system and students can connect socially through Student eLounge.
Tuition for the Master’s degree programs is degree specific and begins at $500 per credit hour, not including additional fees. The tuition for Doctorate degrees is $525 per credit hour, not including additional fees.
Bakke Graduate University offers various financial aid programs for eligible students. Students may qualify for Federal Title IV Loans, including the Federal Stafford Loan or students may apply for alternative private loans. Veteran’s benefits are available for select academic programs. Furthermore, students may be eligible to participate in the Theology of Work Grant Program.
Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools, Accreditation Commission
Sector Of Institution:Private, not-for-profit, 4-year or above
Highest Level Of Offering:Doctorate degree
Adult Age Enrollments:165
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