the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Important Dates and Deadlines

Diploma and Masters Degree Programs

For Study at the Main Campus in Louisville. Applications for diploma and basic professional degree (masters level) programs must be received in the Admissions Office according to the following application schedule.

  • Winter Term — December 1*
  • Spring Semester — December 1*
  • Summer Term — May 1*
  • Fall Semester — July 15*

*These are priority deadlines.  The Admissions Office will continue to process applications after the deadlines, but does not guarantee completion after the priority dates listed above.  Our goal is to process all applications before each term and semester.

For Study at an Extension Center. All applications must be submitted to the Admissions Office and indicate the desired center of study.

Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.), or Doctor of Educational Ministry (D.Ed.Min.)

School of Church Ministries

Spring Semester – December 1
Fall Semester – July 15

Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.)

School of Theology and Billy Graham School

Summer – March 15
Winter – October 15

Doctor of Missiology (D.Miss.)

This program has a rolling admissions cycle.

Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)

Summer Term – January 15

Master of Theology (Th.M.)

Spring Semester – December 1
Fall Semester – July 15

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

School of Theology and Billy Graham School

Spring Semester - August 1
Fall Semester – January 15

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

School of Church Ministries

Fall Semester - January 15

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