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  • Master of Divinity in Christian Ministry

    The Christian Ministry concentration is designed for those called to ministry in the local church or Christian organizations. This option allows for maximum flexibility with elective choices, while ensuring that basic courses of biblical, theological, and ministry studies are included.

    88-94 hours · 4 years School of Theology
  • Master of Divinity in Great Commission Studies

    The Great Commission Studies track is designed for those called to serve in local church ministry as well as cross-cultural mission contexts. This degree option provides the greatest flexibility with respect to free elective courses available in a Master of Divinity program at Southern Seminary.

    88 hours · 3-3.5 years Billy Graham School
  • Master of Divinity in Applied Apologetics

    This concentration is for church leaders who are interested in making practical application of apologetics in the local church.

    88 hours · 3-3.5 years Billy Graham School
  • Master of Divinity in Biblical and Theological Studies

    The Biblical and Theological Studies concentration is designed to focus on the study of scripture and theology. Through this concentration, students engage in intensive biblical language study and explore theology, philosophy, and history in depth.

    88-94 hours · 4 years School of Theology
  • Master of Divinity in Biblical Counseling

    The Biblical Counseling concentration offers rigorous and specialized training to prepare men and women for the ministry of biblical counseling. This concentration is designed for pastors and other church leaders who seek to do a significant amount of counseling from the framework of a biblical counseling model.

    88 hours · 3-3.5 years Billy Graham School
  • Master of Divinity in Biblical Spirituality

    The biblical spirituality emphasis is designed for those called to minister in the local church or for students who wish to pursue advanced theological studies. This emphasis provides courses in biblical, historical, practical, and theological spirituality.

    88-94 hours · 4 years School of Theology
  • Master of Divinity in Church and Pastoral Ministries

    The Master of Divinity in Church and Pastoral Ministries is a professional degree involving selected disciplines in the Billy Graham School and other theological disciplines. The program integrates theology with leadership studies and provides a broad curricular experience that includes missions, evangelism, worship, and worldview.

    88 hours · 3-3.5 years Billy Graham School
  • Master of Divinity in Church Planting

    This concentration is designed for students interested in serving as a church planter in North America.

    88 hours · 3-3.5 years Billy Graham School
  • Master of Divinity in Discipleship and Family Ministry

    The Master of Divinity in Discipleship and Family Ministry is a practitioner’s degree program that prepares persons for specialized ministry in discipleship and/or family ministry.

    88 hours · 3-3.5 years Billy Graham School
  • Master of Divinity in International Church Planting

    This program involves approximately two years of study on campus (50-60 hours) and two or three years of church planting in an international missions setting.

    88 hours · 3-3.5 years Billy Graham School
  • Master of Divinity in International Missions

    This concentration is designed for students interested in serving as an overseas missionary.

    88 hours · 3-3.5 years Billy Graham School
  • Master of Divinity in Islamic Studies

    This concentration is designed for students interested in reaching Muslims or serving as a missionary in a primarily Islamic context.

    88 hours · 3-3.5 years Billy Graham School
  • Master of Divinity in Itinerant Evangelism

    This concentration provides training for students preparing to serve as itinerant evangelists.

    88 hours · 3-3.5 years Billy Graham School
  • Master of Divinity in Leadership

    The Master of Divinity in Leadership is a practitioner’s degree program that prepares persons for specialized ministry in church administration and/or leadership. The program integrates theology with leadership through an expanded curriculum of leadership courses.

    88 hours · 3-3.5 years Billy Graham School
  • Master of Divinity in Missions and Bible Translation

    The Master of Divinity in Missions and Bible Translation (in partnership with The Graduate Institute in Applied Linguistics) is designed to produce graduates qualified to serve in specialist cross-cultural roles in Bible translation, ethnology or descriptive linguistics or in general cross-cultural service.

    92 hours · 3-3.5 years Billy Graham School
  • Master of Divinity in Missions and Biblical Counseling

    The Master of Divinity in Biblical Counseling equips men and women for the ministry of biblical counseling in a missions context.

    88 hours · 3-3.5 years Billy Graham School
  • Master of Divinity in North American Missions

    This concentration is designed for students interested in serving in a missions context in North America.

    88 hours · 3-3.5 years Billy Graham School
  • Master of Divinity in Pastoral Studies

    The Pastoral Studies concentration is primarily designed to prepare men who are called to serve in the office of pastor in local congregations. A balance of biblical, theological, and ministry courses makes this a broad program of pastoral training, allowing for exposure to a range of knowledge and skills needed for effective ministry in the local church.

    88-94 hours · 4 years School of Theology
  • Master of Divinity in Urban Missions

    This concentration is designed for students interested in serving large cities, both domestic and international.

    88 hours · 3-3.5 years Billy Graham School
  • Master of Divinity in Worldview and Apologetics

    The Worldview and Apologetics concentration is designed to give concentrated focus on worldview and apologetics studies in order to prepare ministers to engage culture with a compelling Christian understanding of the world. Through this concentration, students gain an understanding of how to interpret culture and to apply a Christian worldview to issues such as those related to science, philosophy, visual arts, film, critical thinking, law and government, and ethics.

    88 hours · 3-3.5 years Billy Graham School
  • Master of Divinity in Worship Leadership

    The Master of Divinity with a concentration in Worship Leadership is designed for persons who wish to prepare for worship and church music ministry positions but who desire a more extensive biblical, historical, and theological focus. This degree is designed to prepare persons for leading worship ministry in churches as well as careers in denominational or institutional work.

    88 hours · 3-3.5 years Billy Graham School
  • Master of Divinity in Youth and Family Ministry

    The Master of Divinity in Youth and Family Ministry is a practitioner’s degree program that prepares persons for specialized service in local church youth ministry. The program integrates theology with principles of effective youth ministry. It includes courses in theological studies, biblical studies, and historical studies as well as Christian education, and leadership studies.

    88 hours · 3-3.5 years Billy Graham School
  • Master of Church Music

    The Master of Church Music degree is a graduate, professional degree designed to educate those called into church music ministry. Students will be raised to a higher level of musical performance, academic excellence, and ministerial competence.

    67 hours · 2.5-3 years Billy Graham School
  • Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling

    The Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling is designed to prepare students for a ministry of biblical counseling to individuals, couples, and families in a congregational, denominational agency, counseling center, or missions setting.

    60 hours · 2-2.5 years Billy Graham School
  • Master of Arts in Christian Education

    The Master of Arts in Christian Education is a professional degree program that prepares persons for specialized ministry in Christian education and/or leadership. The program integrates theology with Christian education and leadership and also allows students to select an emphasis in one specialized area of ministry.

    61 hours · 2-2.5 years Billy Graham School
  • Master of Arts in Church Ministries

    The Master of Arts in Church Ministries is a ministry practitioner’s degree that prepares persons for a variety of supporting ministries in the local church or in Christian ministries. The program integrates theology with leadership studies and provides a broad curricular experience that includes missions, evangelism, worship, and worldview.

    61 hours · 2-2.5 years Billy Graham School
  • Master of Arts in Discipleship and Family Ministry

    The Master of Arts in Discipleship and Family Ministry is a practitioner’s degree program that prepares persons for specialized ministry in discipleship and/or family ministry.

    61 hours · 2-2.5 years Billy Graham School
  • Master of Arts in (Islamic Studies)

    The Master of Arts (Islamic Studies) is an academic degree that combines a study of classical Islam and the Arabic language with specialized biblical and theological studies for those who are preparing for ministry in Muslim contexts or wishing to pursue further graduate studies on Islam.

    62 hours · 2-2.5 years Billy Graham School
  • Master of Arts in Leadership

    The Master of Arts in Leadership is a practitioner’s degree program that prepares persons for specialized ministry in church administration and/or leadership. The program integrates theology with leadership through an expanded curriculum of leadership courses.

    61 hours · 2-2.5 years Billy Graham School
  • Master of Arts in Missiology

    The Master of Arts in Missiology is a graduate degree designed to provide training for missionaries and others who serve or plan to serve in intercultural ministry and church multiplication positions.

    61 hours · 2-2.5 years Billy Graham School
  • Master of Arts in Theological Studies — Lay Leadership

    The purpose of this degree is to provide biblical, theological, historical, and practical training to laypersons who desire to be better equipped to do ministry in the local church.

    48 hours · 2 years Billy Graham School
  • Master of Arts in Theological Studies — Intercultural Leadership

    The Master of Arts in Theological Studies for Intercultural Leadership is a graduate degree designed to provide training for persons whose career goals require knowledge and skills for living and working in intercultural settings. Admission to this program is restricted to only those who are under appointment by the International Mission Board, the North American Mission Board, or other approved Great Commission groups, and are serving on the field currently.

    48 hours · 2 years Billy Graham School
  • Master of Arts in Theological Studies

    The Master of Arts in Theological Studies is designed to offer ministry training for those persons who are not preparing for a professional ministry vocation. The purpose of this degree is to provide biblical, theological, historical, and practical training for laypersons who desire to be better equipped to do ministry in the local church.

    48 hours · 2 years School of Theology
  • Master of Arts in Worship Leadership

    The Master of Arts in Worship Leadership is a professional degree program that prepares persons for specialized ministry in local church worship leadership and is designed to provide the student a solid background in biblical studies and Christian life and thought, combined with a core of studies in the field of worship leadership.

    64 hours · 2-2.5 years Billy Graham School
  • Master of Arts in Youth and Family Ministry

    The Master of Arts in Youth and Family Ministry is a practitioner’s degree program that prepares persons for specialized service in local church youth ministry. The program integrates theology with principles of effective youth ministry. It includes courses in theological studies, biblical studies, and historical studies as well as Christian education, and leadership studies.

    61 hours · 2-2.5 years Billy Graham School
  • Diploma in Missions, Evangelism and Ministry

    The Diploma in Missions, Evangelism and Ministry program is offered for students who do not have a baccalaureate degree. Candidates must be at least 30 years of age to be admitted to the Diploma in Missions, Evangelism, and Ministry program.

    82 hours · 3-3.5 years Billy Graham School
  • Diploma in Theology

    A Diploma in Theology program is offered for students who cannot enroll in a master’s degree program because they do not have a baccalaureate degree. Candidates must be at least 30 years of age to be admitted to the Diploma in Theology program.

    85 hours · 4 years School of Theology
  • Master of Theology in Biblical Studies

    The Research Th.M. is designed for students interested in pursuing further studies, most likely a Ph.D.

    26 hours · 1.5 years School of Theology
  • Master of Theology in Biblical Theology

    The Research Th.M. is designed for students interested in pursuing further studies, most likely a Ph.D.

    26 hours · 1.5 years School of Theology
  • Master of Theology in Church History

    The Research Th.M. is designed for students interested in pursuing further studies, most likely a Ph.D.

    26 hours · 1.5 years School of Theology
  • Master of Theology in Evangelism and Missions

    The Research Th.M. is designed for students interested in pursuing further studies, most likely a Ph.D.

    26 hours · 1.5 years Billy Graham School
  • Master of Theology in New Testament

    The Research Th.M. is designed for students interested in pursuing further studies, most likely a Ph.D.

    26 hours · 1.5 years School of Theology
  • Master of Theology in Old Testament

    The Research Th.M. is designed for students interested in pursuing further studies, most likely a Ph.D.

    26 hours · 1.5 years School of Theology
  • Master of Theology in Philosophy, Worldview, and Apologetics

    The Research Th.M. is designed for students interested in pursuing further studies, most likely a Ph.D.

    26 hours · 1.5 years School of Theology
  • Master of Theology in Practical Theology

    The Research Th.M. is designed for students interested in pursuing further studies, most likely a Ph.D.

    26 hours · 1.5 years Billy Graham School
  • Master of Theology in Systematic Theology

    The Research Th.M. is designed for students interested in pursuing further studies, most likely a Ph.D.

    26 hours · 1.5 years School of Theology
  • Master of Theology in Biblical Theology and Exegesis

    The Ministry Th.M. is designed for students interested in furthering their M.Div. studies but who are not necessarily planning to do advanced studies beyond the Th.M. degree.

    24 hours · 1.5 years School of Theology
  • Master of Theology in Evangelism and Missions

    The Ministry Th.M. is designed for students interested in furthering their M.Div. studies but who are not necessarily planning to do advanced studies beyond the Th.M. degree.

    24 hours · 1.5 years Billy Graham School
  • Master of Theology in Philosophy, Worldview, and Apologetics

    The Ministry Th.M. is designed for students interested in furthering their M.Div. studies but who are not necessarily planning to do advanced studies beyond the Th.M. degree.

    24 hours · 1.5 years School of Theology
  • Master of Theology in Practical Theology

    The Ministry Th.M. is designed for students interested in furthering their M.Div. studies but who are not necessarily planning to do advanced studies beyond the Th.M. degree.

    24 hours · 1.5 years Billy Graham School
  • Master of Theology in Theological and Historical Studies

    The Ministry Th.M. is designed for students interested in furthering their M.Div. studies but who are not necessarily planning to do advanced studies beyond the Th.M. degree.

    24 hours · 1.5 years School of Theology
  • Doctor of Ministry in Applied Apologetics

    The D.Min./D.Ed.Min. concentration in Applied Apologetics at Southern will equip pastors and ministry leaders to apply the Bible, history, philosophy and theology to contemporary issues in the local church.

    32 hours · 3 years Billy Graham School
  • Doctor of Ministry in Applied Theology

    The Doctor of Ministry in Applied Theology is designed to focus on theological issues as they relate to the church. Seminars will focus on ecclesiology, historical theology as it relates to the church, and practical theology and application.

    32 hours · 3 years School of Theology
  • Doctor of Ministry in Biblical Counseling

    The Doctor of Ministry/Doctor of Educational Ministry in Biblical Counseling is designed to equip ministry professionals for leadership in ministering and counseling from a biblical foundation. Specifically, the degree is designed for congregational ministers and leaders who serve in counseling roles.

    32 hours · 3 years Billy Graham School
  • Doctor of Ministry in Biblical Spirituality

    The Doctor of Ministry in Biblical Spirituality is designed to equip pastors and other ministry leaders in the theology and practice of biblical spirituality. The program of study emphasizes biblical spirituality in both its personal and interpersonal expressions, and examines this from both an historical and contemporary perspective.

    32 hours · 3 years School of Theology
  • Doctor of Ministry in Biblical Theology

    The DMin concentration in biblical theology at Southern will equip pastors and ministry leaders to understand the Bible in accordance with the intentions of its Spirit-inspired human authors.

    32 hours · 3 years School of Theology
  • Doctor of Ministry in Black Church Leadership

    The Doctor of Ministry in Black Church Leadership is designed primarily to equip ministers who serve African-Americans and other racial minorities. The program of study emphasizes meeting needs through urban community ministries and focuses upon the unique concerns relative to ministering to people of color.

    32 hours · 3 years Billy Graham School
  • Doctor of Ministry in Church Revitalization

    The D.Min. in Church Revitalization is designed to equip pastors and church leaders with the training needed to revitalize established churches.

    32 hours · 3 years Billy Graham School
  • Doctor of Ministry in Christian Worship

    The Doctor of Ministry in Christian Worship has been designed to train worship leaders to think biblically and theologically, as well as plan worship with a biblical, theological and historical perspective.

    32 hours · 3 years Billy Graham School
  • Doctor of Ministry in Expository Preaching

    Designed to equip pastors and other church leaders in the skills of sermon preparation and public exposition of the Scriptures, the D.Min. in Expository Preaching is founded upon the belief that the health of the local church is grounded in the preaching of the Word of God.

    32 hours · 3 years School of Theology
  • Doctor of Ministry in Family Ministry

    The Doctor of Ministry in Family Ministry is designed to equip leaders to develop a biblically and theologically grounded family ministry in the local church.

    32 hours · 3 years Billy Graham School
  • Doctor of Ministry in Global Missions

    This program was created with the needs of North American and international missionaries, associational directors of missions, and state convention missions workers in mind. The program is particularly helpful to those already engaged in these ministries and those who anticipate future service in these areas.

    32 hours · 3 years Billy Graham School
  • Doctor of Ministry in Leadership

    The purpose of this program of study is to equip persons who are committed to a Christian vocation for a high level of excellence in the practice of ministry.

    32 hours · 3 years Billy Graham School
  • Doctor of Ministry in Christian Ethics

    The Doctor of Ministry in Christian Ethics is specifically designed for the task of equipping leaders to engage in the public square regarding questions of ethics with the truth of God’s word.

    32 hours · 3 years School of Theology
  • Doctor of Ministry in Christian Ministry

    The Doctor of Ministry in Christian Ministry is specifically designed to provide students with an opportunity to custom tailor a doctoral education towards sharpening specific ministry skills in key areas.

    32 hours · 3 years Billy Graham School
  • Doctor of Ministry in New Testament Exposition

    The Doctor of Ministry in New Testament Exposition is specifically designed to provide students with a high level of engagement with the New Testament while maintaining a focus on local church ministry.

    32 hours · 3 years School of Theology
  • Doctor of Ministry in Christian Theology and Practice

    The Doctor of Ministry in Christian Theology and Practice is specifically designed to provide students with a high level of engagement with the historical doctrines of the Christian faith while maintaining a focus on local church ministry.

    32 hours · 3 years School of Theology
  • Doctor of Educational Ministry in Applied Apologetics

    The D.Min./D.Ed.Min. concentration in Applied Apologetics at Southern will equip pastors and ministry leaders to apply the Bible, history, philosophy and theology to contemporary issues in the local church.

    46 hours · 3 years Billy Graham School
  • Doctor of Educational Ministry in Biblical Counseling

    The Doctor of Ministry/Doctor of Educational Ministry in Biblical Counseling is designed to equip ministry professionals for leadership in ministering and counseling from a biblical foundation. Specifically, the degree is designed for congregational ministers and leaders who serve in counseling roles.

    46 hours · 3 years Billy Graham School
  • Doctor of Educational Ministry in Biblical Spirituality

    The Doctor of Educational Ministry in Biblical Spirituality is designed to equip pastors and other ministry leaders in the theology and practice of biblical spirituality. The program of study emphasizes biblical spirituality in both its personal and interpersonal expressions, and examines this from both an historical and contemporary perspective.

    46 hours · 3 years School of Theology
  • Doctor of Educational Ministry in Black Church Leadership

    The Doctor of Educational Ministry in Black Church Leadership is designed primarily to equip ministers who serve African-Americans and other racial minorities. The program of study emphasizes meeting needs through urban community ministries and focuses upon the unique concerns relative to ministering to people of color.

    46 hours · 3 years Billy Graham School
  • Doctor of Educational Ministry in Church Revitalization

    The D.Ed.Min. in Church Revitalization is designed to equip pastors and church leaders with the training needed to revitalize established churches.

    46 hours · 3 years Billy Graham School
  • Doctor of Educational Ministry in Christian Worship

    The Doctor of Educational Ministry in Christian Worship has been designed to train worship leaders to think biblically and theologically, as well as plan worship with a biblical, theological and historical perspective.

    46 hours · 3 years Billy Graham School
  • Doctor of Educational Ministry in Family Ministry

    The Doctor of Educational Ministry in Family Ministry is designed to equip leaders to develop a biblically and theologically grounded family ministry in the local church.

    46 hours · 3 years Billy Graham School
  • Doctor of Educational Ministry in Global Missions

    This program was created with the needs of North American and international missionaries, associational directors of missions, and state convention missions workers in mind. The program is particularly helpful to those already engaged in these ministries and those who anticipate future service in these areas.

    46 hours · 3 years Billy Graham School
  • Doctor of Educational Ministry in Christian Ethics

    The Doctor of Educational Ministry in Christian Ethics is specifically designed for the task of equipping leaders to engage in the public square regarding questions of ethics with the truth of God’s word.

    46 hours · 3 years School of Theology
  • Doctor of Educational Ministry in Leadership

    The purpose of this program of study is to equip persons who are committed to a Christian vocation for a high level of excellence in the practice of ministry.

    46 hours · 3 years Billy Graham School
  • Doctor of Missiology

    The Doctor of Missiology is an advanced professional degree designed for missions practitioners. Within the 48 hours of study, your program will culminate with a field research project that addresses a missiological issue in your particular missions context.

    58 hours · 3 years Billy Graham School
  • Doctor of Education

    The Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) is a 60-hour degree that has been carefully designed to develop skills in scholarship, service, and problem-solving in the context of coordinated learning communities. This design has been structured around a “signature pedagogy” that sets the Ed.D. apart from other doctoral degrees at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

    60 hours · 3 years Billy Graham School
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Apologetics and Worldview

    The Ph.D. in Apologetics and Worldview trains students to defend the Christian faith by grounding it in a biblical worldview.

    71 hours · 3-4 years Billy Graham School
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Applied Apologetics

    The Ph.D. in Applied Apologetics trains students to defend the Christian faith through apologetics in a variety of cultural contexts. This degree is offered in a modular format and integrates the theological, missiological and philosophical dimensions of apologetics.

    71 hours · 3-4 years Billy Graham School
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Biblical Counseling

    The Ph.D. in Biblical Counseling trains pastors, counselors, and scholars to think and practice wisely in caring for people amid the complexities of human life. The modular format allows for students already established in their respective ministries or vocations to pursue the highest level residential research degree.

    71 hours · 3-4 years Billy Graham School
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Biblical Spirituality

    The Ph.D. in Biblical Spirituality focuses on the pursuit of piety in both the individual Christian and the local church. This degree is offered in a modular format and centers on the nature, theology, purpose and practice of biblical spirituality.

    71 hours · 3-4 years School of Theology
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Biblical Studies

    The Ph.D. in Biblical Studies emphasizes the biblical languages of both Testaments to equip students for advanced study of the entire storyline of Scripture. This degree focuses on language study in Hebrew, Greek and related languages.

    71 hours · 3-4 years School of Theology
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Biblical Theology

    If you want to strengthen your understanding of the relationship between the Old and the New Testament, and grow in your comprehension of the storyline of the Scriptures, or explore contemporary issues in Biblical Theology, then the Ph.D. in Biblical Theology is for you.

    71 hours · 3-4 years School of Theology
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Christian Ethics

    The Ph.D. in Christian Ethics provides students with a biblical and theological framework to address ethical issues. This degree is offered in a modular format and trains students to analyze contemporary ethical issues such as bioethics, race, ecology, poverty, and war.

    71 hours · 3-4 years School of Theology
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Christian Ethics with an Emphasis in Public Policy

    The PhD in Christian Ethics with an emphasis on Public Policy is a new modular doctoral course of study offered by Southern Seminary in partnership with the SBC’s Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission. In this degree, students will complete courses in ethics, public policy, and public theology while taking seminars in Louisville, KY, Washington, D.C., and Nashville, TN .

    71 hours · 3-4 years School of Theology
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Christian Missions

    The Ph.D. in Christian Missions prepares students to be great commission scholars who are thoroughly equipped to take the gospel to the nations. This degree is offered in a modular format and focuses on the theological, historical, and methodological aspects of Christian missions.

    71 hours · 3-4 years Billy Graham School
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Christian Philosophy

    The Ph.D. in Christian Philosophy equips students to analyze philosophical issues from a Christian worldview. This degree is offered in a modular format and addresses the epistemological and metaphysical dimensions of Christian philosophy.

    71 hours · 3-4 years School of Theology
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Christian Preaching

    The Ph.D. in Christian Preaching prepares pastor-theologians to not only develop and deliver Christ-centered sermons but also equip the next generation of ministers to do the same. This degree is offered in a modular format and trains students in the biblical, historical, theological, and homiletical components of preaching.

    71 hours · 3-4 years School of Theology
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Christian Worship

    The Ph.D. in Christian Worship trains both local church leaders and aspiring worship professors to think as a researcher, as an educator, and as a Christian scholar in the field of Christian worship. This degree is offered in a modular format and focuses on the biblical foundations, historical perspectives, and cross-cultural understandings of Christian worship.

    71 hours · 3-4 years Billy Graham School
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Christianity and the Arts

    The Ph.D. in Christianity and the Arts equips students with a biblical and theological framework to interact with the arts. This degree is offered in a modular format and provides a biblical, historical and contemporary perspective to engage with the visual arts, literature, and film.

    71 hours · 3-4 years Billy Graham School
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Church History and Historical Theology

    The Ph.D. in Church History and Historical Theology trains students to assess significant people, important events, and theological trends in Christian history. This degree allows students to specialize in specific historical areas such as the Patristics, the Reformation, American Christianity or Baptist History.

    71 hours · 3-4 years School of Theology
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Evangelism and Church Growth

    The Ph.D. in Evangelism and Church Growth trains students to not only develop a biblical framework for the evangelistic mission of the church but also analyze contemporary trends in church growth. This degree is offered in a modular format and focuses on theological, methodological and contemporary issues in evangelism and church growth.

    71 hours · 3-4 years Billy Graham School
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Higher Education

    The Ph.D. in Higher Education helps students develop a Christian approach to the field of higher education. This degree is offered in a modular format and focuses on shaping a biblical worldview for higher education practice.

    71 hours · 3-4 years Billy Graham School
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Leadership

    The Ph.D. in Leadership trains students to examine the relationship between a biblical worldview and leadership theory. This degree is offered in a modular format and combines a theological framework for leadership with an evaluation of contemporary leadership models.

    71 hours · 3-4 years Billy Graham School
  • Doctor of Philosophy in New Testament

    If you want to strengthen your Greek, study the Johannine literature, or interact with contemporary New Testament scholarship on issues such as Paul’s view of justification, the Ph.D. in New Testament will provide the training ground for you. This degree allows students to focus on either the language, literature or theology of the New Testament.

    71 hours · 3-4 years School of Theology
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Old Testament

    Whether you want to sharpen your Hebrew, focus on a genre of the Old Testament or explore contemporary issues in Old Testament theology, the Ph.D. in Old Testament will give you that opportunity. This degree allows students to specialize in either the language, literature or theology of the Old Testament.

    71 hours · 3-4 years School of Theology
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Pastoral Theology

    The Ph.D. in Pastoral Theology emphasizes the application of biblical counseling in the pastoral context. This degree trains students in biblical counseling while sharpening their understanding of the pastoral role.

    71 hours · 3-4 years Billy Graham School
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Systematic Theology

    The Ph.D. in Systematic Theology trains students to apply the storyline of Scripture to the storyline of life in light of the storyline of history. This degree integrates systematic theology with its biblical, historical, philosophical and contemporary dimensions.

    71 hours · 3-4 years School of Theology
  • Doctor of Philosophy in World Religions

    The Ph.D. in World Religions prepares students to understand contemporary world religions and respond to them from a Christian worldview. This degree is offered in a modular format and equips students to evaluate world religions such as Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, and new religious movements.

    71 hours · 3-4 years Billy Graham School
  • Español in Diploma

    El programa de Diploma con énfasis en La Gran Comisión está diseñado para capacitar al estudiante con las herramientas teológicas necesarias para servir al Señor en la iglesia local. Este programa está diseñado para los estudiantes que no tienen un título universitario o licenciatura.

    85 hours · 3-4 years Billy Graham School
  • Español in Maestría en Divinidad

    Southern combina un enfoque estratégico en misiones con un entrenamiento bíblico, logrando así equipar estudiantes para el desarrollo de una visión efectiva en el alcance del mundo hispanohablante.

    88 hours · 3 years Billy Graham School
  • Español in Maestría en Estudios Teológicos

    Los graduados de esta maestría estarán preparados para reconocer y entender las cosmovisiones y culturas de ellos mismos y de quienes les rodean.

    45 hours · 2 years Billy Graham School

School of Theology

The School of Theology trains preachers and teachers, pastors and counselors, theologians and apologists - all for the purpose of building the kingdom of God, to the glory of Jesus Christ.

Billy Graham School of Missions, Evangelism and Ministry

The Billy Graham School is designed to equip pastors and evangelists, missionaries and church planters, worship pastors and music leaders, educators and youth pastors, women’s leaders and children’s ministers.

Master of Divinity (M.Div.)

The Master of Divinity is the basic professional degree program to provide education for persons to serve as pastors, chaplains, missionaries, evangelists, Christian educators, Christian leaders, church musicians, worship leaders, campus ministers, denominational ministers, and many other vocations.

Master of Arts (M.A.)

The Master of Arts is the basic master’s level programs provide education for persons to serve as Christian educators, leaders, counselors, cross-cultural workers, church musicians, worship leaders, youth and campus ministers, and many other vocations.

Master of Divinity Español

Everything wonderful about Southern’s prestigious M.Div., but tailored for those who speak Spanish.

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

With a combination is academic excellence and personal mentoring in an environment of confessional scholarship, doctor of philosophy students at Southern Seminary are trained to advance Christian scholarship for effective kingdom ministry.

Research Th.M.

The Research Th.M. is a 26 hour degree that allows students to do further research normally in preparation for the Ph.D.

Ministry Th.M.

The Ministry Th.M. is a 24 hour degree that allows students to round out their M.Div. program. The program acquaints students with the resources and research methods of a major area of study and offers focused time for further reflection in preparation for ministry.

Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.)

Through the doctor of ministry degree, Southern Seminary equips leaders, strengthens churches, and makes an impact on the world with the message of Jesus Christ. The D.Min. helps ministers achieve excellence in the ministries they serve and their personal lives.

Doctor of Educational Ministry (D.Ed.Min.)

The purpose of the doctor of educational ministry degree is to equip persons committed to Christian leadership for a high level of excellence in the practice of education and discipling ministries, Christian leadership, church growth, and missions administration.

Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)

The purpose of the doctor of education program is to equip men and women to serve as leaders in educational institutions and in the educational ministries of the church.

Doctor of Missiology (D. Miss.)

The doctor of missiology program serves missionaries, practitioners, teachers, and administrators by providing advanced formal education, guided reading in pertinent missiological literature, field experience, mentoring, and supervision. Required mission trips allow students to apply classroom material in training national pastors and leaders.

Diploma

Acknowledging that some who have not earned a bachelor’s degree are called to ministry - and therefore called to prepare, the diploma of theology was created.

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En un mundo que cambia de manera acelerada, Dios exhorta a su pueblo a ser firme en su convicción evangélica. La facultad, comunidad y programas de Southern preparan de forma conjunta al estudiante para el fiel ejercicio del ministerio. Ya sea que aprendas en Louisville o donde te encuentres, Southern se compromete a entrenar ministros audaces del evangelio.

Biblical and Theological Studies

Through this area of study, students engage in intensive biblical language study and explore theology, philosophy, and history in depth.

Biblical counseling

Designed for pastors and other church leaders who seek to do a significant amount of counseling in light of the sufficiency of Scripture to address problems in living.

Biblical spirituality

For those called to minister in the local church or for students who wish to pursue advanced theological studies. This emphasis provides courses in biblical, historical, practical, and theological spirituality.

Church History

Trains students to assess significant people, important events, and theological trends in specific historical areas such as the Patristics, the Reformation, American Christianity or Baptist History.

Church Ministry

A balance of biblical, theological, and ministry courses makes these broad programs of pastoral training, allowing for exposure to a range of knowledge and skills needed for effective ministry in the local church.

Church Planting

A study of the biblical and missiological principles of church planting. This area is focused on church planting principles with a particular emphasis placed on the practical implementation of such principles.

Education

These programs are designed to equip persons committed to Christian leadership for a high level of excellence in the practice of education and discipling ministries, Christian leadership, church growth, and missions administration.

Islamic Studies

Studies in this area will equip students, pastors, and missionaries with an awareness of the Muslim world in its diversity in order to boldly and respectfully proclaim the Gospel to our Muslim neighbors to the ends of the earth.

Christian Worship

Intended for persons who wish to prepare for worship and church music ministry positions but who desire a more extensive biblical, historical, and theological focus. This degree is designed to prepare persons for leading worship ministry in churches as well as careers in denominational or institutional work.

Leadership and Discpleship

Be a Great Commission leader and shepherd lives through a variety of ministry roles. Programs in these areas will prepare students to become disciple-makers in the church.

Music and Worship

These programs are intended for persons who wish to prepare for worship and church music ministry positions but who desire a more extensive biblical, historical, and theological focus. This degree is designed to prepare persons for leading worship ministry in churches as well as careers in denominational or institutional work.

Missions and Evangelism

This area is designed to provide training for missionaries and others who serve or plan to serve in intercultural ministry and church multiplication positions.

Philosophy

This area equips students to analyze philosophical issues from a Christian worldview and addresses the epistemological and metaphysical dimensions of Christian philosophy.

Worldview and Apologetics

These programs train student to defend the Christian faith by grounding it in a biblical worldview. Studies in this area integrate worldview analysis with study in apologetics so that students can engage contemporary philosophical issues.