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Perkins Summit Offers
Inspiration, Education

Perkins faculty and an alum will teach courses on a wide range of topics during this annual event, being held virtually this year.

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Explore Perkins & Apply Today

Are you ready to take the next step in your graduate theological education? Applications are being accepted! Visit our admission site to discover more about our degree offerings, life as a Perkins student, information on financial aid and more.

Perkins Announces 2021 Seals Laity Award Recipients

Honorees include Kirk Franklin, a Grammy-award winning gospel artist and member of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship; Nancy Seay, a philanthropist and elder of Highland Park Presbyterian Church; and Lisa Tichenor, an active community leader and lay member of Highland Park United Methodist Church.

Affording Perkins

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Percentage of master's degree-seeking students with demonstrated need receiving financial aid

$11,000

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

2 Weeks

Time it takes to receive notification of your financial aid package once your completed application is submitted

Meet Dean Craig Hill

Dean Craig Hill shares his vision for the SMU Perkins School of Theology as it enters its second century.

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