Called to Serve, Empowered to Lead

Continue Your Journey With Perkins.

Move fully into the life of service to which God has called you. Whether your vocation is as pastor, educator, musician, youth leader, scholar, or committed layperson, the faculty and staff of Perkins will guide you to gather the resources—spiritual, intellectual and financial—to answer your special calling.

Featured Stories and Events

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

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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.

Latest News

McKee to Serve as Bishop in Residence at Perkins School of Theology

Read the June issue of Perkins Perspective Online, our e-magazine with updates and information on the Perkins Community

Baptist Students Vie to Be Part of Perkins' First Baugh Scholars Cohort


Choose Your Degree Program

Perkins offers a range of degree programs, including our hybrid Houston-Galveston Extension Program, allowing you to create an academic path best suited to your unique call to ministry and service. Many of these programs are structured so as to allow a concentration in a particular area of interest.

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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