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The Admissions Process
Applying to Southern is an easy three-step process.

You can start your application at any time.

Once all of your application materials are submitted, you can expect an admissions decision in 3-5 business days.

If you need help with your application, please connect with us.

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Virtual Experiences

Learn about studying at Southern Seminary with our virtual experiences.

These include weekly information webinars with admissions staff, a virtual tour, and sample online courses.


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Tuition and Financial Aid


Cost Per Class

Members of SBC churches receive this discounted tuition rate for on-campus classes.


Discount for SBC Students

The Convention’s Cooperative Program helps fund SBC students’ tuition.

Earn your M.Div. for less than $6,000 each year.

For over 150 years, Southern has remained committed to offering excellent training for an affordable price.

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Wondering if you can make seminary work?

Visiting campus is the best way to get answers to your financial aid questions.
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Doctoral Studies Admissions

Join the legacy of Southern Seminary's doctoral programs.

Whether you want to complete a research degree like a Ph.D. or a professional degree like a D.Min., you can be confident that Southern Seminary’s doctoral programs will equip you for ministry with firm biblical foundations.

All of our doctoral degrees have unique admissions processes and requirements.

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Student Categories

Accepted Students

Check out our accepted student page for next steps, FAQ’s, and more!

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International Students

Students are coming from the ends of the earth to train for ministry at Southern.

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Transfer Students

Complete your ministry training at Southern Seminary. Learn about transfer credits and more.

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Estudiantes Hispanos

En un mundo que cambia de manera rápida, Dios exhorta a su pueblo a permanecer firme en sus convicciones evangélicas.

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We're committed to offering excellent theological education in a flexible format.

There are seven flexible ways to complete your degree.
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Frequently Asked Questions

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Contact Admissions

If you need assistance with your application or have questions about studying at Southern, please call our Admissions Office — open 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. on weekdays.

Phone: (502) 897-4200
Text: (502) 305-3554

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