Whether you are interested in a Ph.D., D.Min., or one of our four other programs, we invite you to Louisville to tour campus, meet faculty, and get your specific questions answered regarding doctoral studies.
These special doctoral campus visits will be held three times during the fall semester and are tailored to address the unique needs of prospective doctoral students. Two nights of complimentary hotel lodging is included for prospective students and their families. We can also provide transportation to/from Louisville International Airport.
Our doctoral campus visits are ideal for those who have specific questions, or would like a personalized look at SBTS. If you are more interested in a broader overview of our programs, we encourage you to visit for SBTS Preview Day.
|10:00 am||Optional Campus Tour (if you do not wish to tour campus, you may arrive by 11 am)|
|11:00 am||Coffee and Q&A with admissions and doctoral staff|
|12:00 pm||Lunch with doctoral faculty|
|1:00 pm||Visit 1892 Club|
|2:30 pm||Colloquium Visit|
|4:00 pm||Close-out with Admissions|
Check out our other visit opportunities below – hotel lodging included!
October 15, 2021
Join us for our largest visit day of the year. You’ll have a special doctoral student breakout session along with the opportunity to tour the campus, meet faculty, and learn why SBTS is a premier institution for theological doctoral studies. Preview Day is a great opportunity for those who have never visited campus before.
January 5, 2022
Visit to see how Southern trains expert practitioners in the gospel of Christ and to experience the cohort D.Min and D.Ed.Min programs first-hand. On this visit, you will have the opportunity to experience a DMin or DEdMin class, attend chapel, and eat lunch with the cohort.
If you are unable to attend Preview Day or one of our Doctoral Campus Visits, we would still love to host you for one of our year-round individual visits. While we are unable to offer doctoral-specific information sessions, prospective students can tour campus and meet with admissions staff to get their questions answered.
71 HOURS · 3-4 YEARS
Doctor of Philosophy students are trained to advance Christian scholarship for effective kingdom ministry in a confessional environment of academic excellence.
60 HOURS · 2.5 YEARS
The purpose of the Doctor of Education program is to equip men and women to serve as leaders in educational institutions and in the educational ministries of the church.
64 HOURS · 3 YEARS
The Doctor of Missiology program is designed to provide advanced formal education, guided reading in pertinent missiological literature, field experience, and mentoring to missionaries, teachers, and administrators.
32 HOURS · 3 YEARS
The Doctor of Ministry degree equips ministry leaders with the skills necessary to achieve excellence in their vocational and personal lives.
46 HOURS · 3 YEARS
The Doctor of Educational Ministry equips persons committed to Christian leadership for excellence in the practice of education, discipleship, leadership, church revitalization, missions, and counseling.
24-26 HOURS · 1.5 YEARS
The program acquaints students with the resources and research methods of a major area of study and offers focused time for further reflection in preparation for ministry.
If you have questions about our doctoral visit opportunities, or if you would like to start a conversation with a member of our admissions team, we would be happy to speak with you. Office hours are 8-4:30 EST, M-F.