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Perkins Offers New Course on Emerging Digital Ministries

This new course is designed to equip church leaders in emerging digital ministries for planning worship, preaching, teaching, pastoral care and other congregational leadership needs. The fully online course will launch in fall 2020.

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Explore Perkins on May 7

In light of the rapidly changing events surrounding the spread of Covid-19, our upcoming Inside Perkins event will now convene as a Zoom meeting. Prospective students will speak with members of our Admission team and two current students about degree programs, the internship program, application process, scholarship opportunities, and more.

Coronavirus Updates

Coronavirus Updates

The coronavirus outbreak is a rapidly evolving situation.  SMU is providing updated information and answering your questions.

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

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

Meet Dean Craig Hill

Dean Craig Hill shares his vision for the SMU Perkins School of Theology as it enters its second century.


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