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Perspective Magazine

A New Perspective Magazine

The 2020 issue of Perspective Magazine, which explores the theme “How Should We Think About the Bible?,” is here and in a new format. This year, we’ve gone green and released our magazine digitally! 

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Explore Perkins & Apply Today

Are you ready to take the next step in your graduate theological education? Applications are being accepted! Visit our admission site to discover more about our degree offerings, life as a Perkins student, information on financial aid 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

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

$11,000

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.

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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