Perkins School of Theology Admissions

Called to Serve?

Answering God’s call to professional or lay ministry in service to the church and the world is a life-changing experience. Whether that takes the form of preaching from the pulpit, moving others with sacred music or working to ensure equality and justice for all, Perkins is here to help you. 

You will have the opportunity to learn from a faculty of world-renowned theologians and scholars while growing in both practical experience and spiritual depth. We offer a balanced curriculum with an emphasis on hands-on learning that will equip you to minister and lead the church of the 21st century. Whether you wish to take classes on our main campus at SMU in Dallas or at our extension site in Houston/Galveston, we encourage you to learn more about Perkins.


Called to Serve Explained

Schedule a Visit

Do you believe attending seminary is the next step in answering your call to serve? We would love for you make plans to attend an upcoming Inside Perkins event on campus to learn more about our faculty, our facilities and our wonderful students! We offer sessions throughout the year, both in Dallas and in Houston, and feel they are a great opportunity for you to experience all that Perkins has to offer. Even if you can't make it to Inside Perkins, we can accommodate your schedule with an individualized visit that is sure to answer all your questions!


Schedule a Visit

How to Apply

Still unsure what degree would best prepare you for your future? Learn more about our masters and doctoral programs to help you make the most informed decision possible.

The admissions process requires a completed application form, four letters of recommendation and official transcripts from all colleges, universities and graduate school attended.

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