Southern Seminary combines robust theological education with practical training aimed at fulfilling the Great Commission.

Schools & Programs


One of Southern Seminary’s distinguishing features is its faculty, whose contributions place Southern at the forefront of evangelical scholarship.

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Center for Student Success

Academic Advising

Discuss your academic goals with an advisor and plan out your class schedule. Take advanced placement exams and processes course substitutions.

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The Writing Center

Receive writing assistance and improve your academic writing skills with writing staff members.

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International Student Services

If you are an International Student, meet with an advisor for admission, immigration and cross-cultural adjustment–related questions.

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Assistance for Students with Disabilities

If you are a student with disabilities, meet with an advisor who will work with faculty to ensure that your needs are met in the classroom.

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Ministry Connections

Access the Ministry Connections network to find ministry opportunities and meet with our Ministry Connections specialist for resume advice and how to prepare for interviews.

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Provost - Randy L. Stinson

Randy L. Stinson is senior vice president for academic administration and provost at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He holds a master of divinity degree from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and master of theology and doctor of philosophy degrees from Southern Seminary. He is also senior fellow for the Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood.

A recognized authority on the subject of biblical manhood and womanhood, Stinson is a regular conference speaker on the subjects of raising masculine sons and feminine daughters, parenting, marriage and men’s leadership. He is the co-author of A Guide to Biblical Manhood and co-editor of Trained in the Fear of God: Family Ministry in Theological, Historical, and Practical Perspective.

He and his wife, Danna, have been married since 1991 and have eight children: Gunnar and Georgia (twins), Fisher, Eden, Payton, Spencer, Willa, and Brewer.

In his spare time, he enjoys hunting, fishing and encourages his children in their pursuits of baseball and tennis.

Global Campus

Our Global Campus provides students the flexibility of completing an M.Div. in any format they choose, including online, hybrid modular, extension center, mission trip, and conference classes as well as through the Ministry Apprenticeship Program (MAP) in participating churches.

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Strategic Centers

Bevin Center for Missions Mobilization

Trains and mobilizes the Southern Seminary community in evangelism, missions, and church planting from the city of Louisville to the ends of the earth.

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Jenkins Center for the Christian Understanding of Islam

Brings a front-line exposure to Islam right into the heart of the seminary’s academic programs

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Andrew Fuller Center

Seeks to promote the study of Baptist history as well as theological reflection on the contemporary significance of that history.

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Dehoney Center for Urban Ministry Training

Facilitating healthy local church growth in the cities of the world.

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Center for Biblical Counseling

Encouraging and equipping church leaders involved in biblical counseling.

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Center for Christian Preaching

The Center for Christian Preaching is unapologetically committed to modeling and promoting expository preaching. That’s because we believe that something happens when God’s Word goes forth.

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Carl F. H. Henry Institute for Evangelical Engagement

We exist to engage the Christian church and the broader culture from a Henry-shaped theological worldview and posture.

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Institute for Biblical Worship

Churches need worship pastors and leaders who are excellent musicians and theologically trained.

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Mathena Center for Church Revitalization

Serves the churches of the convention, by providing the pastoral resources and training needed to help in recovering and revitalizing the most at-risk churches in the denomination.

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Next Preview Day is October 14, 2016

Attendees are automatically entered to win a $1000 scholarship!

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Academic Services

Online Learning

A high-tech, high-touch, highly relational learning experience.
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Complete courses online

Students can earn a Master of Divinity degree by taking online classes with the same world-class faculty that teach on campus. Flexible course options from Southern Seminary Online and Boyce College Online fit students’ schedule without compromising academic integrity.

Hybrid modular

Get the best of online and on-campus — combines the online learning experience with an intensive, two-day session on the Louisville campus. Students can take up to 13 credit hours on campus for as few as eight days per semester.

Extension Centers

Southern’s extension centers offer a shorter commute for many students who want to take courses without relocating to Louisville. Visit the Extension Centers page to see locations and current course schedules and proposed scheduling through 2017.

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