Diploma in Theology

A Diploma in Theology program is offered for students who cannot enroll in a master’s degree program because they do not have a baccalaureate degree. Candidates must be at least 30 years of age to be admitted to the Diploma in Theology program.

Apply Now      Request Info

To graduate with a Diploma in Theology, the student must complete the requirements for any one of the Master of Divinity curricular concentrations with the exception of the language requirement of Hebrew and Greek, and must earn a minimum of 85 credit hours.

Diploma students may request admittance to a master’s program in accordance with the Transfer of Degree Program policy (See section in Academic Catalog).

Up to twelve semester hours of transfer credit can be applied to the Diploma in Theology program. Those credit hours must have been taken through Seminary Extension (a ministry education system of the six theological seminaries of the Southern Baptist Convention) or Boyce College. See Transfer of Credit Policy in Academic Catalog.

Next Steps

Grow in your theological knowledge.

Visit Campus

Visiting Southern will give you an opportunity to explore our beautiful campus and to get all of your important questions answered.

Learn More

Attend Preview Day

Southern Seminary hosts a Preview Day each Spring and Fall – attendees are automatically entered to win a $1000 scholarship.

Learn More

Request Information

Learn more about Southern. Discover how you can learn in Louisville or where you are through distance learning options.

Learn More

Connect with Southern