the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Admission Requirements

Doctor of Ministry Program

  • A Master of Divinity (M.Div.) degree, or its equivalent, that includes the study of both Hebrew and Greek from an accredited institution with a grade point average (GPA) of at least a B (3.0).*
  • A minimum of three years of significant, post M.Div. Ministry Experience by the time the applicant begins the D.Min. program. We will consider a small percentage of students who have at least five years of significant ministry experience, but not three years of post-M.Div. experience, as “3-Year Exception” students.
  • Applicants for whom English is not their native language applying to an English language program must submit an acceptable score on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Native-language program applicants are exempt from this requirement.

*If you have questions regarding M.Div. equivalency, contact our office for information on evaluation and leveling work.

Doctor of Educational Ministry Program

  • A Master of Arts in Christian Education (MACE) or its equivalent from an accredited institution with a GPA of at least a B (3.0).*
  • A minimum of three years of significant Ministry Experience.
  • Applicants for whom English is not their native language applying to an English language program must submit an acceptable score on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Native-language program applicants are exempt from this requirement.

*If you have questions regarding MACE equivalency, contact our office for information on evaluation and leveling work.

Are you ready to start your professional doctoral education? Review the application process and apply now!

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