the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Online Plus

Completing a seminary degree has never been more convenient or more flexible.  You can now complete your Master’s degree through a combination of online and hybrid courses, which is a huge plus!

Pursuing your seminary education online is a great method for theological study without having to uproot your family, ministry, work or financial stability.  The same quality content that you would expect from Southern Seminary’s on-campus experience is present in every one of our online courses.  And you can complete up to 59 hours toward your Master of Divinity degree via Southern Seminary Online.

Our accreditation agency requires that 29 hours of the Master of Divinity degree be completed on campus.  To meet that requirement, we now offer hybrid courses.  The hybrid format combines your online learning experience with an intensive, 2-day, on-campus experience per course.  Essentially, it allows you to take up to 13 hours of on-campus credit and you only have to be on campus for as little as 8 days per semester!

So, what do you get when you combine online learning courses with on-campus hybrid courses?  You get a flexible, convenient way to complete your Master’s degree.  You get a mixture of online and on-campus learning.  You get Online Plus! 

Discover More:

Click to see the Top 10 Reasons Why Online Learning at SBTS is a Plus.
Click to learn more about online learning at SBTS.
Click to learn more about hybrid courses and the on campus experience.

How do I get started?

We strive to make beginning your theological studies as simple as possible.  Just:

  1. Apply online.
  2. Get accepted.
  3. Register for courses.

To begin the application process, just click the Apply Now button.

To learn about online tuition rates, visit Online Tuition and Fees.

For more info:

If you would like to know more about what online learning is like at Southern Seminary:

  1. Email us:
  2. Call us: 1-800-626-5525.  Then ask for the online learning office at extension 4701.
  3. Check out the Online Learning website:
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