Maranatha Baptist University has a rich tradition of supporting the Armed Forces and promoting military education. Our campus hosts U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force ROTC, as well as a chaplaincy training program, and many of our students are in the National Guard or in Reserve components.

Online programs provide the opportunity to expand our relationship with soldiers, sailors, marines, Coast Guardsmen, and airmen around the world.

Financial Information

Effective in Fall 2017, students using military tuition assistance (TA) will receive a tuition discount so the charged tuition rate matches the maximum allowable rate for TA (currently $250/credit). That means TA users could study attend online with MBU at the undergraduate, graduate, and Seminary levels with no out-of-pocket tuition (some small fees still apply)!

MBU is an approved school to use your TA, Montgomery GI Bill, and other forms of federal aid ( Please see our Tuition & Refunds page for information about current tuition rates and contact your financial aid representative (Mr. Bruce Roth, for information about how much Tuition Assistance will cover.

Online Degree Options

See the table below for degree options available 100% online from Maranatha! We have certificate, associate’s, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees available, with new programs being added regularly. A link to each program’s description and requirements can be found by clicking on any hyperlink. (Note: The Interdisciplinary Studies programs are designed to accept the most transfer work.)

Undergraduate MajorCertificateAssociate'sBachelor's
Bible / MinistryXXX
Business ManagementXX
Criminal JusticeX
Digital MediaX
Educational StudiesX
Interdisciplinary StudiesX
Technical Education & Trades (transfer program)X

Graduate Programs 
Master of Education
Master of Organizational Leadership

See all degrees available on Main Campus.

Transfer Credit

To ensure the smoothest transition possible into degree programs, Maranatha signed the DoD Voluntary Education Partnership Memorandum of Understanding. Our commitment is to treat you fairly and accept the credits you’ve earned with your military training toward your Maranatha degree with ease and flexibility.

About Online Learning

Protecting our country has already given you a complicated schedule, so we want to help you get the education you need in a simple way. By taking our online classes, you will not be bound to the classroom or specific hours of access. Our programs are biblical, flexible, and engaging. Want to know more about how online learning works at Maranatha? Read more here.


Maranatha is accredited under the Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) of the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). AQIP emphasizes quality planning and process evaluation as keys to a successful, strong educational institution.

Accredited public, private, and Christian colleges and universities accept credits and degrees earned at Maranatha. Maranatha is listed in the Higher Education Directory printed for the United States Department of Education.

Federal Planning Tools

  • College Scorecard. This is a planning tool and resource to assist prospective students and their families as they evaluate options in selecting a school. (
  • College Navigator. This is a consumer tool that provides school information to include tuition and fees, retention and graduation rates, use of financial aid, student loan default rates and features a cost calculator and school comparison tool. (
  • Financial Aid Shopping Sheet. This is a model aid award letter designed to simplify the information that prospective students receive about costs and financial aid so they can easily compare institutions and make informed decisions about where to attend school. (
  • "Paying For College." This tool can be used by prospective students to enter the names of up to three schools and receive detailed financial information on each one and to enter actual financial aid award information. (

Points-of-Contact for Veterans

  • Financial Aid: Mr. Bruce Roth  (USMC, 1984-1996)
  • All Other Questions: Mr. Phillip Olt (US Army, 2001-2006)