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Catch Up With the Latest News from Perkins!

The month of May brings a time of hellos and goodbyes. We have a graduation preview, as the Perkins community says farewell to the 2021 graduating class. Four faculty and staff are retiring; read what’s next on their horizons. Plus, student and faculty profiles, alumni updates and more. 
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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.

Graduation 2021 Preview

Graduation ceremonies will take place May 14-15, with Perkins School of Theology’s service, “A Celebration of Degrees and Academic Achievements,” on Friday, May 14 at 4 p.m. at Moody Coliseum.

Affording Perkins


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


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

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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