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We challenge students to discern, test and nurture their gifts as servant leaders. Join us and find your place at Perkins.

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Balancing theological formation with practical and innovative leadership experiences, Perkins prepares both those pursuing traditional ministry and those committed to new and entrepreneurial forms of service to the local community, church and world.

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Graduate Theology Degree Programs

At Perkins School of Theology, we offer an array of theology degree programs.

These programs are differentiated by their courses, timelines and overall goals and outcomes, allowing prospective students to follow a path best suited for them that aligns with their vocation. Many of our theology degree programs are also structured to allow a concentration in a particular area of interest.

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Visit Perkins

We host students on campus for Inside Perkins events and individual visits.

Visiting Perkins is an important step in your journey and we are excited to host you as you get a sense for what your future could be!

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Affording Seminary

Financing a seminary education can be a challenge, but not impossible.

In fact, a Perkins education is a valuable investment in developing your call to ministry. We offer a range of financial aid options that can help you pursue your vocation without being burdened by a large debt. The Office of Enrollment Management team is ready to work with you to make your seminary experience affordable.

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Connect with us

The Perkins Admission office is open Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. The offices are located in Selecman Hall Room 112. Walk-ins and appointments are welcome.

Admit Portal

Congratulations and welcome. Review the admit portal for resources that will help you transition into the SMU community.

Perkins by the numbers

  • 8

    Degrees offered

  • 7:1

    Student/faculty ratio

  • 100%

    Master-level students receiving financial assistance