Move fully into the life of service to which God has called you. Whether your vocation is as pastor, educator, musician, youth leader, scholar, or committed layperson, the faculty and staff of Perkins will guide you to gather the resources—spiritual, intellectual and financial—to answer your special calling.
A dedicated team is making Perkins affordable for incoming students. “Currently, 100 percent of our master’s degree students with demonstrated need are receiving financial aid of some kind.” - Margot Perez-Greene, Associate Dean of Enrollment Management.
In light of the rapidly changing events surrounding the spread of Covid-19, our upcoming Inside Perkins event will now convene as a Zoom meeting. Prospective students will speak with members of our Admission team and two current students about degree programs, the internship program, application process, scholarship opportunities, and more.
The coronavirus outbreak is a rapidly evolving situation. SMU is providing updated information and answering your questions.
Average annual award granted to full-time, degree-seeking students
Dean Craig Hill shares his vision for the SMU Perkins School of Theology as it enters its second century.
Perkins offers a range of degree programs, including our hybrid Houston-Galveston Extension Program, allowing you to create an academic path best suited to your unique call to ministry and service. Many of these programs are structured so as to allow a concentration in a particular area of interest.
63% United Methodists with more than 20 other denominations represented
Student body of more than 300 students
Located in Dallas, Texas, with a hybrid extension program in Houston-Galveston
Approximately 54% female, 46% male students
42% of students represent minority ethnic groups
Alumni/ae network across the globe, from Australia to Zimbabwe