the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Admission Information

Admission Requirements

The Doctor of Ministry and Doctor of Educational Ministry programs have different prerequisites for admission. Find out the degrees and ministry experience required for each program on our Admission Requirements page.

Application Process

Applicants should apply for admission to The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary through the Office of Admissions. Once all of the application components have been reviewed and cleared by Admissions, the applicant’s entire profile will be reviewed for admission by Professional Doctoral Studies faculty and staff. See our Application Process page for a step by step outline of the application process and a helpful Application Checklist.

Ministry Field Essays

All D.Min. and D.Ed.Min. applicants must complete a ministry field essay.  This is simply a 750-1000 word research essay answering specific questions pertaining to the desired D.Min. or D.Ed.Min. concentration. This vital piece of your application could take some time, so get started early by downloading your concentration topic from the Ministry Field Essays page.

Application Deadlines

The application process requires some time after application materials are received. To allow time for completion of the prerequisite work for each seminar, it is imperative that applicants submit all materials by the appropriate deadlines.

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