The Billy Graham School of Missions, Evangelism, and Ministry equips God-called individuals for theologically grounded and skillfully practiced service in the local church as pastors, missionaries, evangelists, church planters, biblical counselors, worship leaders, and lay leaders.
Students in the Master of Divinity can pursue multiple Graduate Certificates as they work towards their degree.
Master of Arts
Research Doctoral Studies
Professional Doctoral Studies
- Doctor of Ministry in Applied Theology
- Doctor of Ministry in Biblical Counseling
- Doctor of Ministry in Black Church Leadership
- Doctor of Ministry in Christian Worship
- Doctor of Ministry in Church Revitalization
- Doctor of Ministry in Discipleship and Christian Education
- Doctor of Ministry in Family Ministry
- Doctor of Ministry in Global Missions
- Doctor of Ministry in Church Leadership
- Doctor of Ministry in Urban Ministry
- Doctor of Educational Ministry in Applied Theology
- Doctor of Educational Ministry in Biblical Counseling
- Doctor of Educational Ministry in Black Church Leadership
- Doctor of Educational Ministry in Christian Worship
- Doctor of Educational Ministry in Church Revitalization
- Doctor of Educational Ministry in Discipleship and Christian Education
- Doctor of Educational Ministry in Family Ministry
- Doctor of Educational Ministry in Global Missions
- Doctor of Educational Ministry in Church Leadership
- Doctor of Educational Ministry in Urban Ministry
Evangelism and Missions
Go into all the world. Spread the gospel to every person and every people group in North America and around the globe. The Billy Graham School combines biblical training and missionary strategy to train students to develop a vision for the lost and the tools they need to fulfill that vision.
Biblical Counseling and Practical Theology
Teach them to observe all that Christ has commanded in both the church and the home. Compassionately care for and give hope to the broken and hurting. The Billy Graham School will equip you to minister and counsel God’s Word faithfully and skillfully to both individuals and families.
Lead worship with a pastoral heart and mind. Have a clear vision about your role as you shepherd the congregation in the worship of God. The Billy Graham School will equip you for a ministry in the local church that is gospel centered, musically relevant, and pastorally focused.
Leadership and Discipleship
Be a Great Commission leader. Shepherd lives with the gospel through pastoral leadership, family ministry, youth ministry, women’s leadership, or other ministry roles. The Billy Graham School’s programs and courses will prepare you to become a disciple-maker in the church.
One of Southern Seminary’s distinguishing features is its faculty, whose contributions place Southern at the forefront of evangelical scholarship. The faculty’s academic achievement is matched by a willingness to invest in students, ensuring that an indelible mark is left on students’ entire lives. Studying at Southern not only gives students the chance to read good books, it lets them study with the authors.
From orientation to graduation, The Center for Student Success is your source for academic and personal support as you progress toward completing your degree. Academic advising, language tutoring, writing help, and more services are available.
Faculty members in the Billy Graham School serve as Faculty Mentors to provide spiritual support and pastoral oversight for students. Mentoring Groups provide an opportunity for prayer, development of relationships, encouragement and fellowship.
Missions, Evangelism and Ministry Opportunities
The Bevin Center for Missions Mobilization exists on campus to connect the classroom to the unbelieving world through local evangelism opportunities, mission trips, and on-campus training events.
Southern Seminary offers one and two-bedroom apartments for missionaries on furlough. Each apartment is completely furnished and contains all necessary housewares such as dishes and linens. Cable TV, internet, and laundry facilities are available to all guests.Apply for Missionary Housing