Degree Programs

Southern offers a number of different degree programs and concentrations so that you can prepare for the ministry God has prepared for you.
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Master of Divinity

The basic professional degree program to provide education in a number of ministerial and theological disciplines, including the biblical languages.

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Master of Arts

These basic master’s level programs provide training and education for individuals to serve in a number of ministry and leadership roles.

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Doctoral Studies

Our doctoral programs prepare men and women who will serve faithfully in the church, on the mission field, and in the academy with academic excellence.

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Other Programs

Southern offers a number of specialized degree programs to meet the needs of every student.


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

Meet our Faculty


The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary is comprised of three separate schools — two premier graduate schools and an undergraduate college.

School of Theology

The School of Theology provides the highest quality training in the foundational disciplines of ministry and scholarship, including biblical studies, systematic theology, church history, and preaching.

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Billy Graham School

The Billy Graham School of Missions, Evangelism and Ministry is the largest Great Commission school in the world, dedicated to training pastors and laypersons for effective church and cross-cultural ministry.

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Boyce College

Boyce College provides serious undergraduate education for students who will serve the church and engage the culture from a convictional and biblical worldview, regardless of the challenges before them.

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Randy L. Stinson, Provost

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.

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Academic Centers

These academic centers help students and faculty advance their studies and refine their skills in particular areas of theological studies and ministry practice.

Bevin Center for Mission Mobilization

Connecting the classroom to the unbelieving world by training and mobilizing students to be relentless in evangelism, committed to missions, and deployed in church planting.

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Jenkins Center for a Christian Understanding of Islam

Establishing a scholarly Christian understanding of the many strands of Islam in order to boldly and respectfully proclaim the gospel to our Muslim neighbors to the ends of the earth.

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Mathena Center for Church Revitalization

Providing pastoral resources and training to help pastors in the work of recovering and revitalizing the most at-risk churches in the Southern Baptist Convention.

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Carl F.H. Henry Institute for Evangelical Engagement

Engaging the church and the broader culture from a theological worldview and posture. It is our desire to speak wisdom in a confused age, to offer what Henry called “true Christian hope that is Christological in its foundation.”

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Andrew Fuller Center for Baptist Studies

Promoting the study of Baptist history as well as theological reflection on the contemporary significance of that history.

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Institute for Biblical Worship

Articulating the message of the gospel through the corporate worship gathering by training the next generation of worship pastors and fostering a community of scholars and worship practitioners for the glory of God.

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Center for Christian Preaching

Modeling and promoting expository preaching because we believe that something happens when God’s Word goes forth.

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Dehoney Center for Urban Ministry Training

Facilitating training opportunities for students preparing for urban ministry and promoting healthy local church growth that reach cities for Christ.

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Center for Biblical Counseling

Encouraging and equipping church leaders involved in biblical counseling by providing resources, hosting events, and more.

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From orientation to graduation, we're here to help.

The Center for Student Success is your source for academic and personal support at Southern Seminary.

Southern Seminary is committed to help you overcome challenges and progress toward completing your degree because every Southern student is capable of academic achievement.

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Learn wherever you're on mission.

Southern Seminary provides world-class training for ministers, missionaries, and church leaders that is accessible anywhere in the world and at any time of day. Wherever you are called to minister the gospel, from Louisville to Laos, Southern Seminary’s new Global Campus provides the flexibility to prepare you for faithful service.
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