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Our responsibility is to train up a generation of faithful ministers, missionaries, and church leaders so that the church will be faithful in this generation.

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The Admissions Process

Applying to Southern is an easy three-step process.

You can start your application at any time.

Once all of your application materials are submitted, you can expect an admissions decision in 3-5 business days.
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If you need assistance with your application or have a questions about studying at Southern, please call our Admissions Office, open 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. on weekdays.

Phone: (502) 897-4200
Text: (502) 892-0417
Email: admissions@sbts.edu

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Tuition and Financial Aid

$927

Cost Per Class

Members of SBC churches receive this discounted tuition rate for on-campus classes.

62%

More Affordable

The annual cost for our M.Div. is more than $5,000 below the national average for seminaries.

50%

Discount for SBC Students

The Convention’s Cooperative Program helps fund SBC students’ tuition.

Earn your M.Div. for less than $6,000 each year.

For over 150 years, Southern has remained committed to offering excellent training for an affordable price.

Estimated costs for one year

This applies for full-time, on-campus master’s studies only for students affiliated with an SBC church.

Find estimated costs for other student categories here.

Tuition

Members of SBC churches receive this discounted tuition rate.
$309 for each credit hour $2,781
Fees $326 $326
Books $100 for each class $300
General scholarship

This scholarship is based on financial need and is subject to approval.
Outside scholarships are also available.
-$500* -$500
Total per semester $2,907
Total per Year $5,814

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Doctoral Studies Admissions

Join the legacy of Southern Seminary’s doctoral programs. Whether you want to complete a research degree like a Ph.D. or a professional degree like a D.Min., you can be confident that Southern Seminary’s doctoral programs will equip you for ministry with firm biblical foundations.

All of our doctoral degrees have unique admissions processes and requirements. Learn more about doctoral programs here.

Additional Student Categories

International Students

Students are coming from the ends of the earth to train for ministry at Southern.

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Transfer Students

Complete your ministry training at Southern Seminary. Learn about transfer credits and more.

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Estudiantes Hispanos

En un mundo que cambia de manera rápida, Dios exhorta a su pueblo a permanecer firme en sus convicciones evangélicas.

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We're committed to offering excellent theological education in a flexible format.

There are seven flexible ways to complete your degree.
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Accepted Students

Are you a recently accepted student? Congrats! We encourage you to check out our accepted student webpage for next steps, FAQ’s, and more!

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If you need assistance with your application or have a questions about studying at Southern, please call our Admissions Office, open 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. on weekdays.

Phone: (502) 897-4200
Text: (502) 892-0417
Email: admissions@sbts.edu

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