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Perkins School of Youth Ministry 2023 Registration Now Open

The four-day educational gathering for youth ministers will take place January 9-12, 2023, at Highland Park United Methodist Church.

2022 Distinguished Alumna/us Banquet

The Distinguished Alumna/us Banquet, which will recognize the 2020, 2021 and 2022 recipients, will be held Nov. 14, 2022 from 5 to 7 p.m. in SMU's Martha Proctor Mack Grand Ballroom. Tickets now available.

August/September Edition of Perspective Online Now Available

The August/September 2022 edition of Perspective Online, our monthly e-magazine with updates and information about the Perkins community, is out now!

Affording Perkins


Percentage of master's degree-seeking students with demonstrated need receiving financial aid


Average annual award granted to full-time, degree-seeking students

2 Weeks

Time it takes to receive notification of your financial aid package once your completed application is submitted

Welcome to Perkins School of Theology!

Meet our students and learn how Perkins can help you realize your graduate theological education goals and reach the full potential of your call to service of God’s people.


Perkins by the Numbers

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63% United Methodists with more than 20 other denominations represented

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Student body of more than 300 students

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Located in Dallas, Texas, with a hybrid extension program in Houston-Galveston

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Faculty of 30, 40% female and more than 1/3 representing minority ethnic groups
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Approximately 54% female, 46% male students

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42% of students represent minority ethnic groups

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Alumni/ae network across the globe, from Australia to Zimbabwe