Houston-Galveston Community Life & Resources

Perkins School of Theology

A diverse community of faith, the Houston-Galveston Extension Program of Perkins School of Theology is a place where we study, learn, grow, worship and experience God together.  Community life among Houston-Galveston students, organized and planned by staff and students, is enhanced through regular community worship, spiritual formation groups and other informal gatherings.

Opportunities abound for conversation and fellowship with students and faculty inside and outside the classroom. Through the Houston-Galveston Extension Program, you will have the opportunity to build relationships extending far beyond graduation.

With approximately 350 students, 40 faculty, and 25 staff in Dallas and our Houston-Galveston Extension Program, Perkins is a community that cares.


Perkins faculty commute from Dallas so that students in the Houston-Galveston program receive the same outstanding education as those on the SMU campus. Spiritual Formation is facilitated by local persons who have received additional training.

World-renowned Bridwell Library at SMU in Dallas provides a reserve shelf in the St. Paul’s UMC Faculty/Student workroom in Houston for required and recommended texts, along with other reference works permanently located in Houston. Students in the Houston-Galveston Extension Program can access resources through the online catalog. Research materials will be shipped to students upon request.