the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary


Thank you for your interest in the doctoral program at Southern Seminary. The following information is designed to give you insight into the ThM application process.

Phase one occurs as you go through the application process with our Admissions office. It includes two components. First, you should examine our Admissions Requirements for the ThM program to ensure that you meet the minimum standards to apply and understand what you have to include with your application.

In phase two, you will submit an application for the ThM program to our Admissions Office. Because the application includes several parts, we recommend that you submit as many parts as you can, as soon as you can. It normally takes a minimum of 1-2 months to turn in all the parts to the application.


Admission Prerequisites

  • An MDiv or its equivalent
  • The Master of Arts in Christian Education or its equivalent is acceptable for degrees within the School of Church Ministries
  • A master’s level cumulative grade point average of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale is expected.
  • Application form
  • Application Fee ($35.00)
  • Academic Paper


The ThM has a rolling deadline for admissions





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