Perkins to Host Hybrid Program, D.Min. Information Session Dec. 3

HOUSTON (SMU) – Learn about hybrid graduate theological education through Perkins School of Theology-SMU during a special information session set for Tuesday, Dec. 3, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 5501 S. Main St., Houston, TX 77004. The program, which offers the Master of Divinity (M.Div.) and Master of Arts in Ministry (M.A.M.) degrees, meets students where they are—spiritually and geographically—through hybrid courses and one-week intensives on-site in Houston.

In addition, the event will include a presentation on the Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) Program offered by Perkins School of Theology. Dr. James Lee, director, will speak and meet with interested students.

Perkins faculty and staff, including Houston Galveston Extension Program Director Dr. Hugo Magallanes and Associate Dean for Enrollment Management Dr. Margot Perez-Greene, will be on-hand to provide details about the hybrid program—which is significantly more cost-effective than a traditional residential program—including information about financial aid, curriculum, and the two masters’ degrees. In addition, current students enrolled in the hybrid program will provide first-hand accounts of their experiences.

The event is free and open to the public, but RSVP’s are required. Register online here.

The flexible hybrid schedule provides an opportunity for students to attend seminary while still employed full- or part-time, reduces the cost to students—both financially and in travel time—and creates a smoother transition for students and their families. Currently, students from across the United States are enrolled in the program, traveling to Houston for two weeks during the fall and spring semesters and for one-week intensives during January Term and summer, and continuing the courses via hybrid format throughout the terms.

The Houston-Galveston Program offers three courses per semester (fall and spring) and three courses during the summer. Students who successfully complete each of these courses in the regular sequence will earn the M.Div. degree in three years and the M.A.M. degree in two years.

For more information, contact Stephen Bagby, Director of Recruitment and Admissions, 214- 768-2139;


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.