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What Can We Do In One Day?

April 13 is SMU Giving Day – the one day of the year we come together in support of the SMU causes and students we care about most. Check out the five Perkins initiatives and support us on Wednesday, April 13!
Words Matter Event

Webinar Will Explore Language's Role in Race, Religion and Public Policy

“Words Matter: The Intersectionality of Race, Religion and Public Policy," a Zoom webinar, will be held at 7 p.m. on April 19, 2021. The event is sponsored by Perkins School of Theology’s Center for the Study of Latino/a Christianity and Religions and the Department of World Languages and Literature at Dedman School of the Humanities and Sciences.
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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.

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

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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.

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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