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Perkins An Affordable Choice

Perkins: An Affordable Choice

A dedicated team is making Perkins affordable for incoming students. “Currently, 100 percent of our master’s degree students with demonstrated need are receiving financial aid of some kind.” - Margot Perez-Greene, Associate Dean of Enrollment Management.

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Explore Perkins on April 16

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.

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Coronavirus Updates

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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

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