Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

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Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Address: 2825 Lexington Rd., Louisville, KY 40280
Phone: 502–897–4200
Denomination: Southern Baptist
Distance Education Available: Yes

Featured Degrees: MA in Theological Studies, MDiv, DMin, and PhD

Mission Statement: Under the lordship of Jesus Christ, the mission of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary is to be totally committed to the Bible as the Word of God, to the Great Commission as our mandate, and to be a servant of the churches of the Southern Baptist Convention by training, educating, and preparing ministers of the gospel for more faithful service. 

Southern Seminary accomplishes its mission by preparing ministers for a lifetime of faithfulness. This is done primarily through the 84 credit-hour master of divinity degree. The foundation of Southern’s MDiv is a core of 21 credit hours in each of these areas:

  • Biblical studies
  • Theological studies
  • Practical studies
  • Specialized electives

Southern’s specialized electives empowers students to customize their theological education to match their unique ministry calling.

The Master of Arts in Theological Studies at SBTS is a 48-credit hour degree program, primarily for those in lay leadership, that can be completed in two years.

For ministers seeking advanced theological training for practical ministry, or to serve Christ in a teaching or research setting, Southern Seminary offers the Th.M. D.Min, D.Miss, D.Ed.Min, Ed.D, and Ph.D.

Master of Divinity
The basic professional degree program to provide education in a number of ministerial and theological disciplines, including the biblical languages. Learn More! 

Master of Arts
These basic master’s level programs provide training and education for individuals to serve in a number of ministry and leadership roles. Learn More!

Doctoral Studies
Our doctoral programs prepare men and women who will serve faithfully in the church, on the mission field, and in the academy with academic excellence. Learn More!

B.A. & M.Div. in Biblical & Theological Studies
Earn a bachelor’s and master’s degree in as few as five years. There has never been a more rigorous and expedient way to prepare for gospel ministry. Experience the rigor of seminary while enjoying the rich community of Boyce. Learn More!

M.Div. + MBA
Through this new agreement, students who desire training for the church and the marketplace can earn their Master of Divinity from Southern Seminary and a Master of Business Administration from Union University in an accelerated time frame. Learn More!