Prospective Students Invited to Attend Inside Perkins Event Dec. 5

DALLAS (SMU) – Interested in discerning your call to ministry through graduate theological education?

All prospective degree and non-degree students are invited to attend Inside Perkins, a free information session offered by Perkins School of Theology, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 5. In addition to receiving a first-hand look at the range of educational opportunities offered at both the Dallas campus and through the Houston-Galveston Extension Program, participants will have the opportunity to attend the Perkins annual Advent worship service at 6 p.m. in Perkins Chapel. Click here to learn more about the service.

Prospective students will meet with students and faculty, attend a class, tour the school’s facilities and learn more about admissions and financial aid.  In addition, current Perkins students will share their own experiences of ministry discernment and graduate theological education selection.

“When prospective students come to campus, they are given the chance to explore Perkins,” said Dr. Margot Perez-Greene, Associate Dean of Enrollment Management. “We heard from one of our new fall 2019 students that ‘visiting campus’ made all the difference. The warm hospitality they encountered and opportunity to experience, first-hand, the Perkins community informed their decision to choose Perkins.”

Additional 2019 Inside Perkins event opportunities include:

  • Tuesday, Dec. 3 – Houston-Galveston Campus
  • 7 - 8:30 p.m. Information Session
  • St. Paul’s UMC, 5501 S Main St, Houston, TX 77004
  • Registration:

If you have additional questions about Inside Perkins or admission applications, contact Stephen Bagby, Director of Recruitment and Admissions, at or 214-768-2139.

Please visit for more information and to register for all events. Individual visits to both locations can also be arranged.


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, Doctor of Ministry, and Doctor of Pastoral Music as well as the Ph.D., in cooperation with The Graduate Program in Religious Studies at SMU's Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences.