Moody Bible Institute

Chicago, IL

Moody Bible Institute

Chicago, IL

Come and let God transform you.

Moody Bible Institute prepares you to transform the world for Christ. You’ll gain insight of the Bible and theology while sharpening your practical skills, and you’ll receive ministry and career experience to broaden your opportunities after graduation. Earn your degree on our Chicago campus and get experience doing what you learn about in the classroom. Study at the Spokane Aviation campus to become a world-class mechanic or aviator. Join the world’s most influential Bible college and become a part of generations of innovators and ministry leaders! 

Why Moody Bible Institute?
Academics:  Your education at Moody begins with the Word, no matter your major. Whether you’re in the classroom or online, you’ll be able to choose from more than 20 areas of study and gain a foundational knowledge of the Bible and theology. You’ll understand the methodology and gain skills to thoughtfully analyze, interpret, and apply Scripture wherever God calls you. 

Student life: We have more than 40 student organizations, each with a specific focus, giving you the opportunity to lead, learn, and serve. From leadership and cross-cultural learning to media and personal wellness, our student organizations will help you discover your talents and broaden your knowledge of the world. And if you love sports, you’ll become part of a family of national champions! Our NCCAA, intramural, and club sports teams create an engaging and vibrant campus community.

Spiritual enrichment: At Moody, you will be inspired to grow spiritually and encouraged to practice ministry in every aspect of your life. You’ll have the opportunity to apply what you learn in the classroom to ministry experiences, internships, conferences, and mission trips. We also hold chapel services three times a week so all our students can foster a close-knit campus community and feel supported in their spiritual growth. Each chapel is led by Moody faculty, our president, and renowned Christian speakers.

Tuition grant: Want to go to college without breaking the bank? All students at the Chicago campus receive a full-tuition scholarship sponsored by Moody donors.

Come and let God transform you. Leave and let God transform the world through you. 

Moody Student Profile

Being Hmong at Moody. Student learns the beauty of ethnicity within the body of Christ.

Growing up Hmong, Grace Vang often felt excluded by her classmates in public school. When she arrived at Moody Bible Institute, she felt uncomfortable mentioning her Hmong background, worrying that her classmates would also reject her. Instead, students and professors treated her with respect, and some took a genuine interest in her heritage. Her roommate, Miriam, asked, “Grace, can you tell me more about the Hmong people? Can you share with me the stories that your grandparents have shared with you?”

Going to Missions Conference also showed her that Moody celebrates the diversity of cultures. “Seeing everyone carry their own flags yet knowing that we are still unified is such a beautiful image of what the church is,” she says.

God used her experience at Moody to help her not feel ashamed or hide her ethnicity, nor to idolize it. “That compassion has helped me to heal from a lot of preconceived ideas and heal from the judgments I had against them,” she says. “All of us are learning how to embrace our differences, but also rejoicing in Jesus Christ, that He is the one that unifies all of us.”

As a Communications major, Grace is now eager to incorporate her Hmong identity into the works she creates. For her Capstone project, she’s writing a devotional to preserve the stories of her grandparents, who came to America from a refugee camp in Laos. They followed a religion of shamanism and ancestral worship until Christian Missionary Alliance missionaries led them to Christ. One of her grandpas served in the Vietnam War, and after immigrating, he helped found a Hmong church in Appleton, Wisconsin. Grace says, “God has been teaching me how to embrace my culture, to understand that He created me to be Hmong . . . yet still maintain the diversity of the different cultures in God’s family.”

Now a junior, Grace is grateful for her education at Moody. “Learning more about theology, learning the Bible, and learning under godly men and women here at Moody has shaped and transformed how I live my life,” she says.

After graduation, Grace plans to keep serving the Hmong church. “Some of us want to go to multiethnic churches and reach other people groups. But for me personally, I feel God has called me to stay back, to share what I know, to share life with other Hmong believers.”

Read more about Grace.

An Inside Look

What students are saying about us...

  • “At Moody, you’ll find community in your Bro-Sis [residential program], at your on-campus job, in your major, or on your floor. The people at Moody are so invested in ministry and in you. They’ll be your lifelong friends.”

    • Yangla ’20
      Elementary Education
  • “The professors want to talk about your skills and abilities and show you what kind of ministry is best for you, even if it’s not youth ministry at a local church. My professors were my favorite part of the program.”

    • Tim ’17
      Youth Ministry
  • “I love my Practical Christian Ministry and the children, community, and families I get to serve. My mentors have been incredible in my life. They pair my training with my Moody education to help me grow.”

    • Emily ’21
      Ministry to Women