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Advent Worship Service will be held on Thursday, December 2

Members of the Perkins School of Theology community will gather in person for Advent Worship on Thursday, December 2 at 6 p.m. in Perkins Chapel on the campus of SMU.
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2021 Perkins Perspective Magazine Explores “Body and Soul” – Read Now!

Body and Soul” explores the intersection of the work of Perkins School of Theology with the world of medicine and healthcare as we prepare students for holistic ministry; John Wesley’s understanding of how maintaining our physical wellbeing supports our spiritual lives; the partnership between Perkins and Houston Methodist Hospital and the new concentration in Healthcare Chaplaincy and more. 

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

$11,500

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

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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