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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.

Featured Stories and Events

Perkins Names 2023 Seals Laity Award Recipients

Perkins Names 2023 Seals Laity Award Recipients

Dr. Yvette Richards and Shelley Lee were honored March 25 during Perkins Summit for Faith and Learning.

May Edition of Perspective Online Now Available

May Edition of Perspective Online Now Available

The May 2023 edition of Perspective Online, our monthly e-magazine with updates and information about the Perkins community, is out now.
Dr. Frederick Aquino to Join Perkins on August 1

Dr. Frederick Aquino to Join Perkins on August 1

Noted scholar and theologian Dr. Frederick Aquino has been named Professor of Systematic Theology.

Affording Perkins


Percentage of master's degree-seeking students receive scholarship assistance from Perkins.


Average annual award granted to full-time, degree-seeking students

2 Weeks

Time it takes to receive notification of your scholarship award once your completed application is submitted

Welcome to Perkins School of Theology!

Meet our students and learn how Perkins can help you realize your graduate theological education goals and reach the full potential of your call to service of God’s people.

Latest News 

Applications Open May 1 for Third Cohort of Perkins Testimony HQ Congregational Initiative

Read the May issue of Perkins Perspective Online, our e-magazine with updates and information on the Perkins Community


Choose Your Degree Program

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.

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Perkins by the Numbers

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63% United Methodists with more than 20 other denominations represented

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Student body of more than 300 students

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Located in Dallas, Texas, with a hybrid extension program in Houston-Galveston

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Faculty of 30, 40% female and more than 1/3 representing minority ethnic groups
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Approximately 54% female, 46% male students

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42% of students represent minority ethnic groups

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Alumni/ae network across the globe, from Australia to Zimbabwe