Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary

Southeastern Baptist
Theological Seminary

Address: 120 N. Wingate St., Wake Forest, NC 27587
Phone: 919–761–2324
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Denomination: Southern Baptist Convention, Evangelical
Distance Education Available: Yes
Enrollment: 2,290 (Graduate and Advanced)
Accreditations: ATS, SACSCOC

The mission of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary is to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ by equipping students to serve the Church and fulfill the Great Commission. Located in historic Wake Forest, North Carolina and founded in 1950, Southeastern is an accredited, confessional Southern Baptist institution that offers world-class biblical and theological training and ministry preparation through certificate, graduate degree, and advanced degree options.

Known for its Great Commission focus, Southeastern champions Jesus’ final marching orders (Matt 28:19-20) and aims to make God’s Kingdom vision of every nation, tribe, people, and language worshiping Christ together a reality on our campus and in our churches (Rev 7:9).

Southeastern offers a variety of master’s programs, including an accelerated MDiv; a Master of Arts in Marital, Family, and Individual Counseling that meets North Carolina state licensure requirements; and a Master of Arts in Intercultural Studies conferred by our college for ease of security for missionaries in closed countries. For doctoral students, Southeastern’s PhD, EdD, and DMin programs equip students for faithful ministry in any context — from professorships to counseling practices, Bible translation work to pastoral ministry, international missions to church revitalization.

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Advanced Degrees

Biblical Studies (PH.D.), Old Testament (PH.D.), New Testament (PH.D.), Theological Studies (PH.D.), Systematic Theology (PH.D.), Historical Theology (PH.D.), Theology and Worship (PH.D.), Philosophy of Religion (PH.D.), Applied Theology (PH.D.), Christian Counseling (PH.D.), Christian Leadership (PH.D.), Preaching (PH.D.), Apologetics and Culture (PH.D.)

EdD in Christian Counseling, EdD in Christian Education, EdD in Discipleship and Mentoring

DMin in Church Growth and Revitalization, DMin in Intentional Disciple Making, DMin in Expository Preaching, DMin in Christian Leadership, DMin in Missions and Evangelism, DMin in Next Generation Ministry, DMin in Biblical Counseling, DMin in Faith and Culture, DMin in Pastoral Care and Counseling, DMin in Ministry to Women, DMin Non-Specialization

Graduate Degrees

Master of Theology (ThM)

MDiv in Pastoral Ministry, MDiv in Christian Ministry, MDiv in Student Ministry, MDiv in Christian Ethics, MDiv in Biblical Counseling, MDiv in Ministry Leadership, MDiv in Ministry to Women, MDiv in Christian Apologetics, MDiv in Advanced Biblical Studies, MDiv in Worship Leadership, MDiv in Missiology, MDiv in North American Church Planting, MDiv in International Church Planting, Advanced MDiv, MDiv in Church Revitalization, MDiv-MBA

MA in Philosophy of Religion; MA in Biblical and Theological Studies; MA in Biblical Languages; MA in Christian Studies; MA in Ethics, Theology, and Culture; MA in New Testament; MA in Old Testament

MA in Church Planting; MA in Ministry Leadership; MA in Ministry to Women; MA in Marital, Family, and Individual Counseling; MA in Christian Ministry; MA in Intercultural Studies; MA in Student Ministry; MA in Church Revitalization; MA in Ministry to Women with Biblical Counseling; MA in Worship Ministry

Certificate Options

Certificate in Biblical Studies and Theology, Certificate in Christian Ministry, Certificate in Church-Based Counseling, Certificate in Christian Apologetics

Graduate Certificates