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SOUTHERN SEMINARY DOCTORAL STUDIES


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INTRODUCTION AND CORE VALUES

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FACULTY

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DEGREES

DOCTOR OF MINISTRY

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DOCTOR OF EDUCATIONAL MINISTRY

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DOCTOR OF MISSIOLOGY

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DOCTOR OF EDUCATION

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MASTER OF THEOLOGY

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DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY

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TUITION AND HOUSING

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ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS

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LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT R. ALBERT MOHLER JR. PRESIDENT OF THE SOUTHERN B A P T I ST T H E O LO G I C A L S E M I N A RY

As many of you know, Southern Seminary was one of the pioneers in the development of doctoral degrees among seminaries. Over a century ago, the seminary became one of the first free-standing institutions to offer a recognized Ph.D. In the late 19th century, American higher education was beginning to standardize the Ph.D. as the highest academic degree in North America. It retains that status today, and I am extremely proud of the fact that Southern Seminary was one of the institutions that led in the development of this important academic milestone. We now have many other doctoral degrees to accompany it. When I arrived at Southern Seminary as a student, I would often visit the library and look at the massive line of doctoral dissertations that were then available in a special section of shelves. From time to time I would take down one of these dissertations written by illustrious pastors and scholars such as W. A. Criswell, Herschel Hobbs and so many others. Then, a few years later, I embarked on my own doctoral program at Southern Seminary. I knew that I was joining a very long line of consecrated scholarship. I felt then, as I feel now, the weight and glory of that tradition. As a doctoral student, I knew that I had entered into a tradition and that behind me stood a long line of Christian scholars. Now, I am unspeakably encouraged to know that I am followed by a line of deeply committed, highly convictional and academically gifted pastors and scholars. My prayer is that the doctoral program will be for you a consummate exercise of the stewardship of your gifts and a priceless opportunity for your development as a Christian in the service of Christ’s church. Always remember that the doctoral program at Southern Seminary was intended for just this purpose — to provide a first-rank core of Christian pastors and scholars for the church.

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I N T R OD UCTI O N AN D C O RE VA LUE S

WELCOME FROM MICHAEL WILDER M I C H A E L S . W I L D E R A S S O C I AT E V I C E P R E S I D E N T F O R D O C TO R A L S T U D I E S , T H E S O U T H E R N B A P T I S T T H E O LO G I C A L S E M I N A RY

Southern Seminary’s educational journey began in the mind of four men who were committed to biblical and theological fidelity. In 1859, the vision of an institution that would be committed to the Scriptures and to the training of more effective ministers of the gospel was launched. In 1892, the seminary initiated its doctoral programs with the same commitments. Over the last 121 years, we have been devoting ourselves to training men and women who will serve faithfully in the church, on the mission field and in the academy. This devotion is rooted in the desire to see God’s fame increase as equipped ministers take the gospel to the nations. We invite you to join us in this passion and become a part of the learning community at Southern as you prepare yourself for the journey that lies ahead. Whether you are seeking to become an expert-practitioner, a scholar-practitioner or a scholar-researcher, Southern offers a variety of doctoral programs to meet your objectives. I encourage you to explore the pages of this booklet and determine what the next step will be in your preparation for more faithful kingdom service. At Southern Seminary, we train: • expert-practitioners seeking to become better equipped in their ministry skills; • scholar-practitioners who desire to examine a specific area of interest more deeply through research while applying their findings to real-life ministry; and • scholar-researchers wanting to advance their research competencies and be prepared for a life of teaching, research and service in the academy or the church.

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INT R ODUCTION A ND COR E VA LU ES

Our core values ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE Southern Seminary’s doctoral programs exist to provide the highest level of scholarship and academic training possible– in service to the church and the advancement of the Great Commission. This academic pursuit is grounded in its biblical and theological fidelity and conducted in a confessional context. RELATIONALLY DRIVEN Scholarship is best produced in community. At Southern, this community is made up of professors and students who eagerly seek to learn from one another and spur each other on in the faith. PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT It is the desire of the faculty to see each student grow intellectually, skillfully and spiritually during their academic endeavor. INFLUENTIAL PUBLICATION Southern Seminary professors are at the forefront of evangelical scholarship, and a part of doctoral studies at Southern involves learning to contribute to scholarly discussion through publication. Our doctoral programs are intentionally designed to encourage ongoing publication among both faculty and students. GLOBAL FOCUS Theological education is a global endeavor. Southern expects that its professors and graduates will seek to make disciples of every tribe and tongue through cross-cultural teaching and missionary endeavors.

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FAC U LT Y

Professor and research interests GREGG R. ALLISON Ecclesiology Anthropology

JOSEPH R. CRIDER Worship leader training Culture, the arts and worship

TIMOTHY K. BEOUGHER Evangelism Spiritual awakenings

ESTHER R. CROOKSHANK Hymnology Ethnodoxology

T. J. BETTS Ancient Near Eastern backgrounds Preaching the Old Testament

WESLEY L. FELTNER Pastoral leadership Organizational leadership

CHAD O. BRAND Soteriology Theology and economics GREGORY B. BREWTON Christian worship Discipleship THEODORE J. CABAL History of philosophy Philosophical theology and apologetics MARK T. COPPENGER Cultural apologetics Christian aesthetics WILLIAM F. COOK The Gospel of John Jesus’ passion and resurrection

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ANTHONY W. FOSTER Leadership Higher education

JAMES M. HAMILTON JR. Biblical theology Daniel, Psalms, Revelation, John MICHAEL A.G. HAYKIN 18th century English Baptists Patristic studies WILLIAM D. HENARD III Evangelism Church growth ERIC L. JOHNSON Christian psychology Soteriology

RUSSELL T. FULLER Hebrew and Semitic languages Masoretics

TIMOTHY PAUL JONES Family ministry Christian formation

DUANE A. GARRETT Old Testament theology Joel, Amos, Genesis

JOHN M. KLAASSEN Missions Evangelism

PETER J. GENTRY Hebrew and Greek linguistics The Septuagint and textual criticism

KENNETH T. MAGNUSON Marriage, family, sexual ethics Cultural ethics

ADAM W. GREENWAY Evangelism Applied apologetics

JAMES PARKER, III Meta-apologetics Historical evidences, philosophical arguments

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SHANE W. PARKER Pastoral leadership Organizational leadership

MARK A. SEIFRID Theological hermeneutics New Testament theology

STEPHEN J. WELLUM Christology Atonement

JONATHAN T. PENNINGTON Matthew and the Gospels History of interpretation

M. DAVID SILLS International missions International leadership development

MICHAEL S. WILDER Pastoral leadership Higher education

HAL K. PETTEGREW Higher education Organizational leadership JEREMY P. PIERRE Theological anthropology and hermeneutics Theological hermeneutics ROBERT L. PLUMMER Hermeneutics Greek

RANDY L. STINSON Family ministry Biblical manhood JOHN DAVID TRENTHAM Discipleship and human development Higher education BRIAN J. VICKERS Pauline theology Biblical hermeneutics

DAVID L. PUCKETT Reformation British Christianity since the Reformation

ROBERT A. VOGEL American preaching Hermeneutics for preaching

BRIAN C. RICHARDSON Church administration Higher education

JEFF K. WALTERS Missions Evangelism

THOMAS R. SCHREINER New Testament theology Pauline theology

BRUCE A. WARE Theology proper Divine providence

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JARVIS J. WILLIAMS Pauline studies Second temple literature GREGORY A. WILLS American church history Baptist history SHAWN D. WRIGHT Puritanism Reformation HERSHAEL W. YORK Expository preaching Pastoral ministry


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Doctor of Ministry Through the doctor of ministry degree (D.Min.), Southern Seminary equips leaders, strengthens churches and makes an impact on the world with the message of Jesus Christ. The D.Min. helps ministers achieve excellence in the ministries they serve and their personal lives.

Goals ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE Students are challenged by the interaction and rigor of their seminars. This atmosphere of academic excellence causes students to grow into more competent servants of God. MINISTRY FOCUS The program is shaped so that students will implement what they learn into their local ministry context. A high expectation is placed on providing an education to ministry practitioners who desire to build up their churches and ministries. RELATIONAL LEARNING COMMUNITIES The cohort model allows students both to be challenged in their learning communities and to develop lasting bonds with other ministry leaders.

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TOM ELLIFF P R E S I D E N T, I N T E R N AT I O N A L M I SS I O N B OA R D, D. M I N . T H E SOUTHERN BAPTIST T H E O LO G I C A L SEMINARY

“Few experiences in life have been as personally edifying, challenging and spiritually enlightening as the pursuit of the D.Min. through Southern Seminary. With a project specifically related to my calling and ministry with the IMB, the studies were both practical and immensely helpful. In my current role, I continue to draw regularly from the resources and training provided through the SBTS D.Min.�

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K E V I N E Z E L L P R E S I D E N T, N O R T H A M E R I C A N M I SS I O N B OA R D ; D. M I N . T H E S O U T H E R N B A P T I ST T H E O LO G I C A L SEMINARY

“Looking back on the educational opportunities that I experienced, my D.Min. degree has proven to be the one where I received the most practical pastoral training. I am forever indebted to the professors who poured their lives into mine and helped me become a stronger leader and pastor.�

D.Min.

CURRICULUM Three years of study (32 hours) Foundational seminars Contextualized seminars Ministry research project Project methodology Introduction to doctoral research and writing

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CO NCE N T RAT I O N S

Family ministry

Applied theology

Global missions

Biblical counseling

Korean church leadership

Biblical spirituality

Leadership

Biblical theology

Urban missions

Black church leadership

Vietnamese evangelism

Christian worship

and church growth

Church revitalization

Youth ministry

Expository preaching


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Doctor of Educational Ministry The purpose of the doctor of educational ministry degree (D.Ed.Min.) is to equip persons committed to Christian leadership for a high level of excellence in the practice of education and discipling ministries, Christian leadership, church growth and missions administration.

Goals LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT Students will develop their skills as leaders in the local church, academia or other ministry contexts. EDUCATIONAL FOCUS Students will hone their skills in educationally driven ministries.

DONALD S. WHITNEY

D.Ed.Min. CO N CE N T RAT I O N S

COMPETENT RESEARCH Students will develop competency in research geared towards their ministry context.

Biblical counseling Christian worship Church revitalization Family ministry Global missions Leadership Urban missions Youth ministry

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J O N AT H A N G E U KG E U Z I A N CHURCH MINISTRIES CHAIR, SCHOOL OF RELIGION, LIBERTY UNIVERSITY

CURRICULUM Four years of study (46 hours) Students choose two seminars with specific application to educational ministries. Foundational seminars Educational seminars Contextualized seminars Ministry research project Project methodology Introduction to doctoral research and writing

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“The doctor of educational ministry program at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary is a great blend of being academically challenging yet practically focused for a ministry setting. One of the program’s strengths is its commitment to being biblically and theologically sound in every area of ministry. The genuine love for Christ shown by the professors and students creates an encouraging community of learning.”


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Doctor of Missiology The doctor of missiology program (D.Miss.) serves missionaries, practitioners, teachers and administrators by providing advanced formal education, guided reading in pertinent missiological literature, field experience, mentoring and supervision. Required mission trips allow students to apply classroom material in training national pastors and leaders.

Goals MISSIONARY SCHOLAR Students will demonstrate a mastery of the philosophical, historical, biblical and anthropological disciplines rooted in a graduate-level understanding of the missiological disciplines. MISSIONS PRACTITIONER Students will demonstrate the capacity to serve as intercultural field missionaries through classroom, research and practical experience teaching pastors in international settings. PROBLEM SOLVER Students will apply ethnographic research and missiological principles to identify effective strategies and methodologies for reaching and teaching peoples of other worldviews in culturally appropriate ways.

D.Miss. CO N CE N T RAT I O N S (SUBJECTS FOR INTERNATIONAL TRAINING CURRICULUM) Administration, leadership and pastoral ministry Church history Family ministry and counseling Hermeneutics Homiletics Missions, evangelism and discipleship New Testament Old Testament Survey of Christian doctrine Worship leadership

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I S A I A H O L AT OYA N A S S I S TA N T L E C T U R E R AT T H E NIGERIAN BAPTIST T H E O LO G I C A L S E M I N A R Y, O G B O M O S O, NIGERIA

CURRICULUM Total of 48 hours Graduate research seminar Four doctoral colloquia (one per semester) Eight missiology seminars Ministry research project In addition, students will be required to participate in three one-week mission trips. Every student will contribute one chapter for 10 subjects in a training manual for cross-cultural discipleship.

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“My studies at Southern have not only broadened my understanding concerning the mission of God and the urgency of the mandate of the Great Commission, but have also deepened and renewed my vision and passion for Christian mission. It gives me the grace to teach with confidence. It also enables me to present sound and balanced biblical teachings on missiology to my students.�


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Doctor of Education

CURRICULUM

The purpose of the doctor of education program (Ed.D.) is to equip men and women to serve as leaders in educational institutions and in the educational ministries of the church.

Advanced research year: four seminars 24 hours

Designed to be completed in 30 months Foundational year: four seminars

24 hours

Thesis: thesis research and writing and thesis defense 10 hours

Goals PRACTITIONER SCHOLAR Students will demonstrate a mastery of the educational disciplines rooted in a graduate-level understanding of the theological disciplines. SERVANT LEADER Students will demonstrate the capacity to serve the church, the academy and the world through leadership and teaching. PROBLEM SOLVER Students will apply educational research to solve complex social and organizational problems.

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COURSEWORK 92000 92010 92020 92030 92040 92050 92060 92070

Theological Foundations for Educational Research Empirical Foundations for Educational Research Methodological Foundations for Education and Administration Theological Foundations for Leadership Social and Organizational Change Human Development and Christian Formation Critical Reflection and Research Evaluation Mentorship and Guided Research

ERIC GEIGER V I C E P R E S I D E N T, L I F E WAY C H R I S T I A N RESOURCES

“So much of my ministry over the last decade can be traced back to my doctoral studies at Southern Seminary. I developed trust and respect for the men I serve under now, Dr. Rainer and Dr. Waggoner. And by God’s grace, my dissertation became the foundation for my first book, Simple Church. The learning and the community was rich, and the Lord used my time at Southern to develop in me a deeper love for the bride of Christ and a greater sense of awe for his Word.”

Ed.D. RE S E A RCH CO N CE N T RAT I O N S Discipleship Higher education Leadership

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TYLER WITTMAN M . D I V. , T H . M . , SOUTHERN S E M I N A R Y; P H . D. C A N D I DAT E ( SYS T E M AT I C T H E O LO GY ) S T MARY’S COLLEGE, UNIVERSITY OF S T. A N D R E W S

Master of Theology The master of theology (Th.M.) is a 26-hour degree that allows students to engage in intensive study in any of our research concentrations. The Th.M. is for students who want to explore a discipline beyond what is possible at the M.Div. level and/or those who want to prepare for Ph.D. studies.

Goals The goal is to acquaint students with resources and research methods of a major area of study and offer focused time for further reflection in preparation for ministry or advanced scholarship.

“An additional year’s worth of in-depth study helped me discern that further study was in my future. Whether you are a pastor, a recent graduate, a hopeful academic or something in between, Southern’s Th.M. program is a great way to dig your well just a bit deeper.”

Th.M. CON C ENT RAT IONS

Christian preaching*

New Testament

Apologetics and

Christian worship*

Old Testament

worldview*

Christianity and the arts*

Pastoral theology*

Applied apologetics*

Church history and

Systematic theology

Biblical counseling*

historical theology

World religions*

Biblical spirituality*

Evangelism and

Biblical studies

church growth*

Christian ethics*

Family ministry*

Christian missions*

Higher education*

Christian philosophy*

Leadership*

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R A C H A E L TA N TH.M., SOUTHERN S E M I N A RY; P H . D. C A N D I D AT E I N N E W T E S TA M E N T AT S O U T H E R N SEMINARY

CURRICULUM Total of 26 hours Non-thesis track Graduate research seminar Four Th.M. courses Two Ph.D. seminars Thesis track Graduate research seminar Two Th.M. courses Two Ph.D. seminars Thesis research Thesis writing

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“After serving in full-time ministry for so many years, I feel blessed to have this Godgiven opportunity to study again. The Th.M. program has been a good transition and excellent preparation for my current Ph.D. studies, intellectually, emotionally and culturally. It is indeed a great privilege to study God’s Word in its original languages and to be taught by world-class scholars who love God and honor his Word.”


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Doctor of Philosophy With a combination of academic excellence and personal mentoring in an environment of confessional scholarship, doctor of philosophy (Ph.D.) students at Southern Seminary are trained to advance Christian scholarship for effective kingdom ministry.

Goals ADVANCED SCHOLARSHIP Students have the privilege of studying under and being mentored by world-class professors at the forefront of Christian scholarship. With the faculty and theological library — one of the largest in America — significant contribution to the academic discussion is a regular part of the Ph.D. and broader programs. EFFECTIVE TEACHING In colloquia and area seminars, students not only grow as writers, they also learn to communicate and defend their research. General educational seminars are required for every Ph.D. candidate, preparing them to become lifelong teachers. MISSIONAL SERVICE At Southern Seminary, scholarship is done for the glory of God and the advancement of the Great Commission. In addition to preparing graduates for college or seminary teaching, the program also equips students for the pastorate and other church-related ministries.

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GREGORY A. THORNBURY P H . D . T H E O L O G Y, SOUTHERN S E M I N A RY; PRESIDENT OF THE KING’S COLLEGE

“Southern Seminary: an astonishingly well-published faculty coupled with an environment of renowned evangelical scholarship exist on one of the most beautiful campuses in America. That’s definitely the place you want to do a Ph.D.”

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Ph.D. CO N CE N T RAT I O N S Apologetics and worldview* Applied apologetics* Biblical counseling* Biblical spirituality* Biblical studies Christian ethics* Christian missions* Christian philosophy* Christian preaching* Christian worship* Christianity and the arts* Church history and historical theology Evangelism and church growth* Family ministry* Higher education* Leadership* New Testament Old Testament Pastoral theology* Systematic theology World religions* *Available in modular format

THOMAS R. SCHREINER

CURRICULUM Total of 66 hours Two research languages Eight area seminars Graduate research seminar Teaching principles and methods Teaching in higher education Five colloquia (one per semester) Comprehensive exams Dissertation and defense

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Modular format Many of our Southern Seminary Ph.D. concentrations are now offered in a modular format, which allows students to complete a degree without relocating to Louisville. PROGRAM OVERVIEW Modularly-delivered programs offer tremendous flexibility, allowing students to earn their degree without having to leave their current place of ministry. They allow students to come to campus for courses usually twice per year for two weeks each time during both the winter and summer terms. Prior to each seminar, students will complete pre-seminar work that typically consists of extensive reading and intensive writing assignments. In addition, students will interact with one another in the months leading up to classes through online discussions. After completing seminars during the initial stage of the program, students take comprehensive exams that assess their learning in their areas of study. The program then culminates in the research phase as students write and defend their dissertation.

THOM S. RAINER P H . D . E VA N G E LISM, SOUTHERN S E M I N A RY; PRESIDENT AND C E O O F L I F E WAY CHRISTIAN RESOURCES

“I will always be grateful for the opportunity to earn a Ph.D. from Southern Seminary. The academic rigors were challenging and demanding. But, at the end of the day, this degree proved not to be a mere intellectual exercise. The studies at Southern Seminary prepared me for both life and ministry. Even to this day, years later, I experience the great benefit of being a Ph.D. student and graduate of Southern Seminary.�

GREGG R. ALLISON (L) AND B R U C E A . WA R E ( R )

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J O N AT H A N T. PENNINGTON A S S O C I AT E PROFESSOR OF N E W T E S TA M E N T I N T E R P R E TAT I O N ; D I R E C TO R O F RESEARCH D O C TO R A L STUDIES

1892 Club The 1892 Club provides a dedicated space and time for developing relationships and mentoring within our Ph.D. community through a formal program and dedicated times for fellowship. The 1892 Club consists of two elements. First, a formal mentoring program in which various professors , visiting scholars and students hear from each other about topics relevant to the Ph.D. community. The second meeting is an open fellowship time for conversation between students and faculty. 21

“The Ph.D. program at Southern provides a combination of academic excellence and personal mentoring, all in an environment of confessional scholarship. We offer a variety of concentrations, taught and supervised by leading scholars. Students will study with professors and peers who are passionate about knowing the Triune God. Our goal is to educate the next generation of godly, intellectual leaders in theological studies.�


T U I T I ON AN D H O US I NG

Tuition

On-campus housing

DOCTORAL DEGREE PROGRAMS

R O O M A N D B OA R D

Doctor of Ministry $1,000 down, balance due equally over 36 months Total cost for SBC students Total cost for non-SBC students

Single occupancy

$10,761 $14,060

Doctor of Educational Ministry $1,000 down, balance due equally over 48 months Total cost for SBC students Total cost for non-SBC students

$11,572 $14,925

Doctor of Missiology $1,000 down, balance due equally over 36 months Total cost for SBC students Total cost for non-SBC students

$19,738 $34,608

Doctor of Education $1,000 down, balance due equally over 30 months Total cost for SBC students Total cost for non-SBC students Master of Theology Per hour for SBC students Per hour for non-SBC students Doctor of Philosophy $1,000 down, balance due equally over 48 months Total cost for SBC students Total cost for non-SBC students

$2,450

Sampey discount Multi-occupancy discount

-$100 -$400

F O S T E R A PA R T M E N T S

One bedroom

$695

F U L L E R A PA R T M E N T S

Large unit Standard unit

$695 $625

G R I N S T E A D A PA R T M E N T S

One-bedroom $795 Two-bedroom $895 S P R I N G DA L E A PA R T M E N T S

$16,114 $26,929

First floor Second/third floor

$795 $725

$315 $630 MODULAR STUDENTS

$27,038 $48,019

Modular students are able to stay with us on campus for their seminars: Legacy Hotel Campus dorms

$70.99 per night $125 per week

For rates and availability, you may contact the Legacy Hotel at legacyhotel@sbts.edu or (502) 736-0600.

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K E V I N T. B A G G E T T D . M I S S , S O U T H E R N S E M I N A R Y ; M E G A C I T Y S T R AT E G I S T F O R T H E I N T E R N AT I O N A L M I S S I O N B O A R D I N B U E N O S AIRES, ARGENTINA

“The doctor of missiology program at Southern Seminary provided a path for me to follow God’s leading in pursuit of doctoral studies while continuing to serve on the mission field. Not only was I challenged academically, but I was also given the opportunity to study under professors with meaningful backgrounds in missions as well as with colleagues from around the globe. I am thankful to God and Southern Seminary for this experience, and I believe this degree better equips me to make disciples in one of the world’s largest cities.”

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AD M I S S IO N S REQ UI REMENTS

D.Min.

D.Ed.Min.

REQUIREMENTS

REQUIREMENTS

• Master of divinity or equivalent from an accredited institution*

• Master of arts or its equivalent*

• GPA 3.0

• Three years of significant ministry experience by the time the applicant begins the D.Ed.Min.

• Three years of significant ministry experience, post M.Div. by the time the applicant begins the D.Min.

• GPA 3.0

• Field essay

• Field essay DEADLINES A P P L I C AT I O N D E A D L I N E S

Fall term (Christian worship, family ministry, leadership) January term Spring term (Christian worship, family ministry, leadership) Summer term

July 15 October 15 January 1

Fall term (Christian worship, family ministry, leadership) January term Spring term (Christian worship, family ministry, leadership) Summer term

July 15 October 15 January 1 March 15

March 15

D.Miss. REQUIREMENTS

• Master of divinity or master of arts in missiology or their equivalents* • GPA 3.3

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• Entrance examination A P P L I C AT I O N D E A D L I N E S

The D.Miss. has a rolling admissions cycle.

*All degrees must be from an accredited institution. **Southern Seminary does not publish a minimum GRE score.

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Ed.D.

Th.M.

REQUIREMENTS

REQUIREMENTS

• Master’s degree totaling no fewer than 48 hours, with at least 12 hours in biblical or theological studies and at least 12 hours in leadership, administration, education or ministry studies.

• M.Div. or its equivalent

• GPA 3.3 • GRE**

• M.Div. or master of arts for leadership, family ministry, Christian worship or higher education • GPA 3.3 DEADLINES

• Entrance examination A P P L I C AT I O N D E A D L I N E S

Summer term – January 15

Fall semester Winter term Spring semester Summer term

July 15 December 1 December 1 May 1

Ph.D. REQUIREMENTS

• M.Div. or its equivalent • M.Div. or master of arts for leadership, family ministry, Christian worship or higher education • GPA 3.5 • GRE** C H R I S KO U B A C U R R E N T D . M I N . S T U D E N T ; D A L L A S C A M P U S PA S T O R , P R E S TO N WO O D B A P T I S T C H U R C H

• Entrance examination A P P L I C AT I O N D E A D L I N E S

“I chose Southern Seminary because of the unique opportunity to be paired with world-class professors who have a heart for local church ministry. Another attractive aspect of the program is that it allows you to partner with leaders who see the priority of the gospel in their cities. I am challenged by my seminars and encouraged by the friendships developed in the D.Min. program.”

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