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Browse more than 40 degree programs with both residential and online options. Undergraduate through doctoral degrees, every program is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Transfer in or continue your education at any post-graduate accredited institution.


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Christ-Centered Education

Maranatha strives today to fulfill its mission of nearly 50 years. We seek to develop leaders for ministry in the local church and the world “To the Praise of His Glory.” That mission manifests itself through each class period. Our faith is the foundation for everything we do.

Why Maranatha?

Maranatha’s history is that of an institution committed to the principles on which it was founded. The truth of God’s Word and an adherence to Baptist distinctives set it apart from other Christian universities.

September 1968 welcomed 173 students and 27 faculty members as the start of something amazing. That first year, Maranatha awarded degrees to 13 students. We haven't looked back, now offering more than 40 accredited degrees across 9 distinct schools and colleges.

Students from 47 states and 20 countries call MBU home. With the graduation of several third-generation students, Maranatha continues to root itself in rich family tradition.

Our best days are still ahead of us. We hope you will consider being a part of Maranatha's legacy.

MBU News

We have recently launched an MBU News site with articles ranging from human interest pieces, exciting events happening around campus, to news updates about the university. Click below to check it out and stay up-to-date with what God's doing here at MBU!

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Mark Herbster to Work at MBU

Maranatha Baptist University and Seminary are pleased to announce the addition of Mark Herbster to MBU beginning in the summer of 2018. Mark will serve as the new Dean of MBS and of the School of Bible and Church Ministries. Read more...

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