Perkins Extends Fall 2015 Application Deadline to August 1

DALLAS – Perkins School of Theology/Southern Methodist University has extended the fall 2015 application deadline to August 1, with modified course schedules in Dallas and the Houston-Galveston Extension Program to better accommodate students’ needs.

Fall 2015 courses will provide more flexibility for students with Monday-Wednesday block classes and also evening classes, including:

The Christian Heritage I, taught in a new format by Dr. Tamara Lewis and Dr. Ted Campbell, Tuesdays from 6 to 8:50 p.m.

Major Motifs of Biblical Theology/Contemporary Issues in Philosophy of Religion: Historiography, with Dr. Susanne Scholz and Dr. William J. Abraham, Wednesdays from 6:30 to 8:50 p.m.

The Houston-Galveston Extension Program—relocated July 1 to Texas Medical Center—will offer classes in one-month modules of four Thursdays and two Friday-Saturday sessions at venues including Houston Methodist Hospital, St. John’s “Downtown” UMC, St. Paul’s UMC, and Moody Memorial UMC in Galveston.

Also offered in fall 2015 is World Religions Encounter, an immersion course with Dr. Ruben Habito and Dr. Robert Hunt, set for Oct. 14-20 during the meeting of the Parliament of the World’s Religions in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Students may apply for the Master of Theology degree—new for fall 2015—in addition to the following degree programs:  Master of Divinity (M.Div.), the Master of Arts in Ministry (M.A.M.), the Master of Sacred Music (M.S.M.), and the Master of Theological Studies (M.T.S.); Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.); and—through the Graduate Program in Religious Studies with SMU’s Dedman College—the Ph.D. and Master of Arts (M.A.) in Religious Studies.  Learn more about our degree programs here:

Prospective students can find additional information at or apply online at
For more 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, Master of Theology, 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.