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Southern Seminary Online

Learn from the experts and train for a lifetime of faithfulness wherever you are on mission.

Being an online student at Southern Seminary guarantees that you will be able to connect with the faculty and institution that you have learned to trust.

Why study with Southern Seminary Online?


Online Courses

Courses are offered every 8-weeks with our world-class faculty. Each course is developed specifically for the online student with faculty and instructional designers thinking through each aspect of the course so that the content remains consistent with on-campus but optimized for online.



Our online courses are designed for the busy student who is in ministry. You have the flexibility to watch lectures, read, and study when you want. There will be due dates each week of the course to keep you on track and not get behind.


Student Success

As an online student you have access to all the same support resources as an on-campus student. Advisors are available to assist you throughout your degree.

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Study with the Authors. Online.

Southern Seminary Online not only gives you the chance to read good books, it gives you the opportunity to study with the authors.

Online courses are taught by the same faculty as on-campus. Plus, all courses offer LiveSyncs (Zoom meetings hosted by faculty)¬†where you’ll get the chance to interact directly with your professors.

Ready to see for yourself? Try our free online Preview Course to experience what it’s like to study with Southern Seminary Online.

Continue your current ministry while training for more faithful service

Frequently Asked Questions

Have questions? Our dedicated team of admissions counselors is here to help every step of the way. Here are some answers to common questions.

Example of online course interface:

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Yes. We offer a variety of programs that can be completed 100% online.

Visit our Explore Degrees page to search for programs available online.

Our online courses are offered in six 8-week terms each academic year. See the “Online Schedule” tab above for more information.

Greek, Hebrew, Biblical Counseling Practicum, Preaching Practicum, Modern Arabic, and Applied Ministry are all 16 week courses.

The same world-class faculty that teach classes on our Louisville campus also teach online.

These professors will be who lead the pre-recorded lectures for your classes, host your LiveSyncs, and teach the course.

See our Tuition webpage to view tuition rates and estimate your cost.

Yes. All of our online courses will offer LiveSyncs (live virtual meeting via Zoom) where you’ll join your professor for a live virtual meeting. Allowing you the opportunity to ask questions and hear directly from your faculty.

Yes. When you’re ready to move to campus simply contact our Academic Records office to switch your location.

2024-2025 Online Learning Schedule

TermDatesAdd / Drop Dates
Fall 1 (F1)Aug. 5 – Sep. 29Aug. 5 / Aug. 9
Break WeekSep. 30 – Oct. 4
Fall 2 (F2)Oct 7 – Dec. 1Oct. 7 / Oct. 11
Winter (JA)Dec. 2 – Feb. 2
Christmas Break: Dec. 22 – 28
Dec. 2 / Dec. 6
Spring 1 (S1)Feb. 3 – Mar. 30Feb. 3 / Feb. 7
Break WeekMar. 31 – Apr. 4
Spring 2 (S2)Apr. 7 – June 1Apr. 7 / Apr. 11
Summer (SU)Jun. 2 – Jul. 27Jun. 2 / Jun. 6
Break WeekJul. 27 – Aug. 2

Resources as a Southern Seminary Online student

Academic Support

Access academic advising, writing assistance, language tutoring, and more as a Southern Seminary Online or on-campus student.

Hybrid Courses

Online students are welcome to join one of our 2 day on-campus intensive courses. Offering a taste of the on-campus experience without needing to relocate.

Financial Aid

Our Financial Aid team helps to connect online students with outside sources of aid. Online students do not qualify for instituitional aid but can apply for outside scholarships.

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Contact Admissions

Phone: (502) 897-4200

Text: (502) 305-3554


Are you ready to become a pastor, counselor, or church leader who is Trusted for Truth?

Apply now for fall studies

Classes begin in August