Explore Perkins, Graduate Theological Education During ‘Inside Perkins’ Events this Fall



DALLAS (SMU) – Explore the possibilities of a life-changing 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. In addition to receiving a first-hand look at the range of educational opportunities offered at both the Dallas campus and through the hybrid Houston-Galveston Extension Program, prospective students will meet with students and faculty, attend a class, tour the school’s facilities and learn more about admissions and financial aid.


The first event is scheduled for Friday, Sept. 20 from noon to 6 p.m., will also include an optional dinner at 6 p.m. followed by a performance of “Elvira:  The Immigration Play” at Meadows School of the Arts from 7:30 to 9 p.m. 


Additional 2019 Inside Perkins event opportunities include:

  • Thursday, Oct. 17, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Dallas Campus
  • Tuesday, Nov. 12, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.– Dallas Campus
    • Featuring Plenary with Rick Steves: The Holy Land: The Importance of ‘Dual Narrative’ Travels in Israel and Palestine
  • Tuesday, Dec. 3 – Houston-Galveston Campus
    • 7 - 8:30 p.m. Information Session

      St. Paul’s UMC, 5501 S Main St, Houston, TX 77004

  • Thursday, Dec. 5, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Dallas Campus
    • Optional: Advent Worship Service, 4 p.m.

Please register for all events at: smu.edu/insideperkins. Individual visits to both locations can also be arranged.

“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.”

Prospective students interested in the hybrid Perkins School of Theology Houston Galveston Extension Program are also invited to attend “Theology on Tap” on Tuesday, Oct. 15 at 7 p.m. and hear from this session’s featured speaker, Perkins professor Dr. William J. (Billy) Abraham. Sponsored by Perkins, this event brings young adults from across the Houston area to gather and discuss topics about the Christian faith. Suggested donation is $5. Theology on Tap will be held at Kindred Church, 2515 Waugh Drive, Houston, TX 77006

Visit the Perkins School of Theology website for more information about Inside Perkins as well as to register for the program. If you have additional questions about Inside Perkins or admission applications, contact Stephen Bagby, Director of Recruitment and Admissions, at sbagby@smu.edu or 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.