Perkins Waives Application Fee as Degree Offerings Expand

DALLAS – Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University, is waiving the usual $50 application fee for prospective students through March 1, 2015. Financial aid is available for many students, with a February 1, 2015, deadline to apply for merit scholarships, and a March 1, 2015, deadline to apply for need-based scholarships.

 Inside Perkins Event at Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University SMU, with Dr. Abraham Smith teaching
 Perkins students and guests enjoy a lecture by
Dr. Abraham Smith, professor of New Testament,
at a recent "Inside Perkins" event

Herbert Coleman, director of Recruitment and Admissions at Perkins, believes the waived application fee will inspire prospective students to learn more about the variety of opportunities for theological education and financial aid at Perkins. “We have degree plans and certification programs for full- or part-time ministry professionals as well as laypersons,” Mr. Coleman said. “For example, the expansion to five tracks in our Master of Arts in Ministry program offers more possibilities than ever. In addition to our Christian Education and Urban Ministry tracks, three other tracks in Theology and Social Justice, Christian Spirituality, and Evangelism and Mission are now available.” The goal of the M.A.M. program is to increase students’ knowledge about the church and its ministries and to foster their ability to serve meaningfully and creatively in a specialized area of ministry.

The waived fee is available for applicants to all degree programs at Perkins. For additional information, contact Herbert Coleman,, 214-768-2139.

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Perkins School of Theology, founded in 1911, is one of five official University-related schools of theology of The United Methodist Church. Degree programs include the Master of Divinity, Master of Sacred Music, Master of Theological Studies, Master of Arts in Ministry, and Doctor of Ministry, as well as the Ph.D., in cooperation with The Graduate Program in Religious Studies at SMU’s Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences.