the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Future Students

Through our Professional Doctoral Studies programs, we equip leaders, strengthen churches and make an impact on the world with the message of Jesus Christ.


Has your church membership plateaued? Do you find some types of texts easier to preach than others? Do you want to supplement your mission field experience with leading-edge research? Are you a Korean or an African-American church leader looking for ways to improve your leadership skills? Are you finding out that real world problems are not always easy to solve? Do you feel left behind by the current trends in discipleship? Do you need help with a leadership dilemma in your ministry?

If you are facing any of these issues, Southern Seminary has a professional doctoral program for you.

Programs and Concentrations

Southern Seminary offers two exciting professional doctoral programs: the Doctor of Ministry and the Doctor of Educational Ministry. D.Min. and D.Ed.Min. students follow very similar paths, and even take some seminars together. Find out the differences in the two programs and which one is right for you.

Admission Information

Which program do I qualify for? How do I get started on the application process? What is the Ministry Field Essay? Find answers to these questions and more on our Admission Information page.

While On Campus

Where to eat, sleep, study, and spend time at Southern Seminary.

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That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.