Doctoral Campus Visits

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.


Doctoral Campus Visits

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. 

Visit Dates:

  • Wednesday, September 1, 2021
  • Wednesday, September 29, 2021
  • Wednesday, November 3, 2021
  • Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Campus Visits Include:

  • Optional Campus Tours – Planning to move to Louisville for your program? Great! We’d love to show you around campus. If you are considering a modular program, feel free to skip this part.
  • Coffee & Conversation with Staff – We know students often have specific questions about applying to doctoral-level programs. You’ll have a personalized walk-through of the process and a chance to ask questions through this conversation time with our staff.
  • 1892 Club & Colloquium Visit – Students interested in Research Doctoral Programs have the opportunity to experience these doctoral academic sessions.



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

Can’t make it these dates?

Check out our other visit opportunities below – hotel lodging included!

SBTS Preview Day

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.

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D.Min. & D.Ed.Min. Visit Day

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.

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Individual Campus Visits

Year Round

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.

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Southern Seminary Doctoral Programs

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

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.

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Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)

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.

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Doctor of Missiology


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.

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Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.)


The Doctor of Ministry degree equips ministry leaders with the skills necessary to achieve excellence in their vocational and personal lives.

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Doctor of Educational Ministry (D.Ed.Min.)


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.

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Master of Theology

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.

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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.