May 1 Deadline For Fall 2015 Enrollment
DALLAS (SMU) – Prospective degree and non-degree students interested in attending Fall 2015 classes at Perkins of Theology should apply by May 1, 2015. The May 1 deadline also applies to prospective students with existing incomplete applications.
Applicants for fall 2015 are eligible for Perkins’ recently streamlined M.Div. degree program, which makes it possible for full-time students to complete the degree in three years. In addition to the time and cost savings for students, the revamped curriculum provides greater flexibility in areas of ministerial focus.
Perkins’ recently expanded Master of Arts in Ministry (M.A.M.) provides a two-year degree program with the option of five concentrations: Christian education, urban ministry, social justice, Christian spirituality, or evangelism and mission. The goal of the program is to increase students’ knowledge about the church and its ministries and to foster their ability to work meaningfully and creatively in a specialized area of ministry.
Other degree and non-degree program provide a variety of opportunities for a vocation in ministry or a deepened theological understand for faithful living and working as a committed layperson.
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.