Applicants should have (or be on track to graduate with) a Masters of Divinity or its equivalent (72 credit hours minimum in specific disciplines). A Master of Arts in Apologetics (61 hour min) + 12 credit hours in biblical languages is also an acceptable prerequisite degree.
If you do not have an M.Div. or M.A. in Apologetics (+12 hours in languages) but you do have a M.A. or other masters-level divinity credit, you may submit a doctoral equivalency evaluation
to the admissions office to find out if you qualify for SBTS PhD programs.*
A minimum master’s level cumulative grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale is expected.
For a complete listing of doctoral admissions requirements, see the “Admissions & Cost” tab.
*International transcripts must be evaluated by a NACES approved organization for both admissions consdiration and for equivalency requests.