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.
One of Southern Seminary’s distinguishing features is its faculty, whose contributions place Southern at the forefront of evangelical scholarship.Meet our Faculty
The School of Theology, the founding school of the institution, specializes in classic studies for ministry and scholarship.
The Billy Graham School of Missions, Evangelism and Ministry is the largest Great Commission school in the world.
Boyce College is undergraduate education for college students who are serious about gospel training and deployment.
Our doctoral programs train students to be expert practitioners, scholarly practitioners, and careful researchers.
John Folmar graduated from Southern Seminary with an M.Div. in 2003 and now serves as the pastor of United Christian Church of Dubai. More than 700 people gather each week to hear Folmar preach the gospel. “I’m indebted to Southern because of its theological and biblical foundations that were strengthened for me there,” Folmar said. “My whole understanding of Scripture, pastoral ministry, and preaching has been informed by what I learned at Southern. I regularly draw from those lessons.”
Diploma and Masters students typically carry a 18-27 hour load per year.
Most students can complete their Diploma or M.Div. in 3-3 ½ years.
Members of SBC churches receive this discounted tuition rate.
The Convention’s Cooperative Program helps fund SBC students’ tuition.
The Financial Aid Office will assist you in financing your education by offering institutional scholarships, connecting you with outside sources of aid, and answering questions about the financial aid process.
Competitive pricing, thriving community, and the convenience of numerous amenities make living on campus an attractive option for students and families coming to Louisville.
Preview Day is the best time for you to visit the campus if you’re considering joining us as a student at Southern Seminary. Our next Southern Preview Day is Friday, April 21st 2017. Attendees will be automatically entered to win a $1,000 scholarship.Learn More
Understand what is required for applications to graduate programs at Southern Seminary.
Students from over 40 countries attend Southern. Start here in your application as an international student.
Need help with your application? Don’t hesitate to contact the Admissions Office.
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Jimmy Scroggins, a two-time alumnus Southern, serves as the lead pastor of First Baptist Church in West Palm Beach, Florida. Speaking of his time at Southern, Scroggins said, “The relationships that were established, the books that I read, and the papers that I wrote accelerated my thinking about Great Commission work and taught me to view church planting and gospel preaching as integral to local church leadership.”
Studying at Southern is about more than taking classes: it’s about learning in community, making lifelong friends, and experiencing the gospel lived out. Enjoy the resources that make Southern much more than just a place to study.Take a Virtual Tour
Our Global Campus provides students the exibility of completing an M.Div. in any format they choose, including online, hybrid, extension center, mission trip, and conference classes as well as through the Ministry Apprenticeship Program in participating churches.
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.Aprende más