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Bonhoeffer Event

Bonhoeffer Conference

On February 13-14, 2020, Perkins will be sponsoring a short conference, “‘In the Face of Barbarism:’ Dietrich Bonhoeffer on Culture, Humanity and the Importance of Ordinary Life,” focused on the importance of everyday life in Bonhoeffer’s theology and ethics.

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Visit Perkins Feb. 14

Are you ready to take the next step in your graduate theological education? Join us at our next Inside Perkins event on Friday, February 14. You'll discover more about life as a Perkins student, how you can visit campus, information on financial aid and more!

Perkins Summit for Faith and Learning

Perkins Summit for Faith and Learning

The Perkins Summit for Faith and Learning – formerly the Perkins Theological School for the Laity – takes place March 26-28. With the theme “Boundless Learning, Bountiful Living,” the program offers multiple course options and is open to laity as well as clergy.

Affording Perkins


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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