Houston-Galveston Extension Program

Houston-Galveston Community Life & Resources

Perkins School of Theology

Community life among Houston-Galveston students is enhanced through regular community worship, spiritual formation groups, and other informal gatherings. Community life is organized and planned by the students in the Houston-Galveston program.


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.

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 extension program can access resources through the online catalog. Research materials will be shipped to students upon request.

Area libraries also extend reading privileges to our students. Cokesbury Bookstores will ship books to students.