School of Theology

Prepare to articulate and apply God’s Word.

The School of Theology trains preachers and teachers, pastors and theologians, for the purpose of building the kingdom of God to the glory of Jesus Christ.
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World-Renowned Faculty

One of Southern Seminary’s distinguishing features is its faculty, whose contributions place Southern at the forefront of evangelical scholarship. The faculty’s academic achievement is matched by a willingness to invest in students, ensuring that an indelible mark is left on students’ entire lives. Studying at Southern not only gives students the chance to read good books, it lets them study with the authors.
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Academic Advising

From orientation to graduation, The Center for Student Success is your source for academic and personal support as you progress toward completing your degree. Academic advising, language tutoring, writing help, and more services are available.

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Shepherding Groups

Faculty members in the School of Theology serve as Faculty Shepherds to provide spiritual support and pastoral oversight for students. Shepherding Groups provide an opportunity for prayer, development of relationships, encouragement and fellowship.

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Advanced Placement (AP) Exams

Students coming to Southern with a background in certain fields are able to complete an exam for advanced standing.
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Interested in writing a book review?

The School of Theology maintains a selection of books that are available for PhD students to review for publication in the Southern Baptist Journal of Theology. If you are currently enrolled in a SBTS PhD program and this interests you, see below!
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