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