Course of Study Satellite School at McMurry University

Satellite schools are administered directly by Perkins Regional Course of Study School and offer courses semi-annually for part-time local pastors only.
Course of Study Satellite School at McMurry University – Classes meet once a month on Saturday for three months in the spring and fall.

*Students must be part-time local pastors to enroll in satellite school courses. 


Course schedule 2020-2021

Fall 2020 

 221 Bible II: Torah and Israel's History  Sept.12, Oct 10, Nov. 7 Instructor: John Miller

Registration deadline: August 3, 2020

Please note: We are planning to conduct this class at McMurry on the dates listed. If circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic require a switch to online learning, students will be notified by August 17, 2020.


Spring 2021 

 224 Administration and Polity Dates TBA Instructor: Felicia Hopkins

Registration deadline: TBA


• Course Tuition: $230.00
• Registration Fee (non-refundable): $100.00 

*Costs do not cover travel, housing, or meals. Students are responsible for making their travel arrangements, reserving their hotel room, and covering the costs of the aforementioned accommodations.



Please fill out the online application (below). Have the following information ready while you are applying:

  • PID number, found on your COSS transcript. If this is your first time in Course of Study, email and request your PID number.
  • Course of Study Transcript (you can upload this to the online application of email to our office at
  • DS, registrar, and mentor's contact information
  • Signature form complete with the signatures of your DS and Local Pastor Registrar (you can upload this to the online application or email it to our office at
  • Download the Signature form here 

Fall 2020 Registration

For questions and help with online registration, please call 214-768-2265, Monday - Friday between the hours of 8:00 am - 3:00 pm (CST) or email for any non-time sensitive questions.

Pre-class assignment/syllabus 

221 Bible II Syllabus/Pre-class assignment 


Cancellation Policy

In order to receive a refund for tuition, you must cancel before the first day of class. No refunds will be issued after the first day of class. Registration fee is non-refundable.  

Your payment must be received at the office of Perkins Course of Study School before the beginning of the course. If you have questions about registration or payment, please contact us at or 214-768-2265.



  • Check or money order payable to Perkins School of Theology and mail it to:

    Course of Study School
    Perkins School of Theology
    PO Box 750133
    Dallas, TX 75275


For more information contact:

John B. F. MillerDr. John B. Miller, Assistant Director of the Course of Study Satellite School at McMurry University |

About John B. Miller:
John B. Faulkenberry Miller is Professor of Religion at McMurry University, where he also serves as Assistant Director of the Perkins Course of Study Satellite Program for part-time United Methodist pastors.

He received his A.B. in classical languages from the University of California at Berkeley, and his M. Div. and Ph.D. in Biblical Studies from Princeton Theological Seminary. His research focuses primarily on dreams and visions as a medium of revelation in antiquity, but also includes the study of the Septuagint and Jewish apocalyptic literature from the Hellenistic and imperial periods. His most recent publications include the commentary notes for the text of 1 Maccabees in The CEB Study Bible, and an exploration of the Holy Spirit’s role in the Gospel of Luke and the Acts of the Apostles. John is an ordained elder in the Northwest Texas Conference of The United Methodist Church.