Southern Seminary Online Learning

Southern Seminary Online Learning strives to serve you and exceed your learning expectations wherever you are.


Southern Seminary Online Learning strives to serve you and exceed your learning expectations. Part of that excellence is the opportunity for you to study with Southern’s faculty, world renowned evangelical scholars who have a heart for teaching students.


Southern Seminary Online Learning provides you with learning where you need it, when you need it. We provide flexible course options that fit your schedule without compromising academic integrity.


Southern Seminary Online Learning harnesses pedagogical and technological innovation to provide you with a high-tech, high-touch, highly relational online learning experience. We will connect you to the people, students and resources of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

8-Week Hybrid and Online Terms

Hybrid and online classes are now offered in six, 8-week terms throughout the year. This shortened format allows you to take classes more frequently while focusing on fewer subjects at a time. Rest assured that the high quality of our classes will remain the same. You are never too far away from starting your next classes.
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Future Online Learning Students

Southern Seminary Online Learning helps students from Mumbai to Memphis earn a Master of Divinity degree by taking online classes with the same world-class faculty that teaches on campus. And, through hybrid courses, distance students can also complete their degrees at Southern’s historic campus, enjoying the irreplaceable engagement and fellowship that characterize the on-campus experience.

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Now Offering Fully Online Degrees

Master of Divinity

The fully online Master of Divinity is designed for persons to serve as pastors, chaplains, missionaries, evangelists, Christian educators, Christian leaders, church musicians, worship leaders, campus ministers, denominational ministers, and many other vocations. Southern’s Global Campus also offers the maximum amount of flexibility through a wide variety of distance learning options.

Master of Arts in Theological Studies

The Master of Arts in Theological Studies is designed to offer ministry training for those persons who are not preparing for a professional ministry vocation. The degree can be completed online, so that you can train for ministry wherever you are. Southern’s Global Campus also offers the maximum amount of flexibility through a wide variety of distance learning options.

Becoming an Online Student

How do I become an online student at Southern Seminary? This student guide will provide the answer as well as links to key information to help you get started.

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Try A Sample Course

Southern Seminary Online Learning strives to provide you with the excellence, flexibility, and interaction. Explore excerpts from two of our courses below.
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Online Learning Tuition and Fees

Southern Seminary Online seeks to maintain a lower tuition without detracting from the high quality online learning experience. Members of a Southern Baptist church still receive the half-price tuition with only the addition of a small technology fee.

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How do I obtain textbooks? Can I use the library? What semester schedule does online learning at Southern Seminary follow? Get the answers to these and other frequently asked questions.

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Contact Us

Admissions can answer many of your application questions, but for questions directly related to online learning, please feel free to contact Southern Seminary Online.

Phone: 1-800-626-5525, x 4701


Current Online Learning Students

Online Courses

Southern Seminary Online Learning offers students the same excellent theological education found on the campus of Southern, but with the flexibility you need as you balance work, family, and ministry. Beginning in Fall 2016, all online courses now follow an 8-week semester rotation. Online courses through Southern Seminary Online Learning are available for students who live 50 miles outside of Louisville, KY. or others who may have sufficient need of this format.

Current Online Courses

Hybrid Courses

Earn your on-campus credit while spending only two days on campus. Hybrid courses at Southern offer a blend of the online and on-campus formats. Students will complete the course work online along with the required two-day on-campus experience. In this two-day hybrid course classroom session, students will have the opportunity to interact with their professor and classmates while enjoying the Southern’s beautiful campus.

Current Hybrid Courses

Online Learning Student Services

Learning at a distance does not mean you are learning in isolation. Southern Seminary Online works with other offices on campus to help you succeed in your studies.

Academic Advising

Southern’s academic advising staff is here to guide you while you work toward your degree through Southern Seminary Online.  Online students can call or email to discuss their specific academic goals with an advisor.

The Writing Center

To prepare students to engage their world skillfully as ministers of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, the Writing Center offers professional writing assistance to all students free of charge.

Library Access

Through the James P. Boyce Centennial Library, you can also access articles, journals, and other scholarly resources as well as request library books to be sent straight to your doorstep.

Technical Support

Having trouble viewing a lecture or logging in to Canvas? Please consider these contact options to resolve the matter.

Becoming an Online Student

Southern Seminary Online has created step-by-step instructions for applying, gaining access, and getting started as an online student. Find quick links to some of your most important information here.

Contact Us

We are glad to answer your questions, address any concerns, connect you with other campus resources.  We want to assist you in any way that we can.

Phone: (502) 897-4701


On-Campus Students

On-campus students that need to take an online course should submit this request form to seek registration for an online course.
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