the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Application Process

All application items should be submitted 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.

  1. Apply for General Admission to Southern Seminary.
  2. Complete a Ministry Field Essay of 750-1,000 words in response to a case calling for the application of biblical and theological insights into a ministry situation.
  3. Submit a Ministry Experience Resume outlining your present and past ministry experience.
  4. A personal interview over the phone with a representative of the Office of Professional Doctoral Studies may be requested.

PDS Application Checklist (PDF Document)

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