Rigorous training for a lifetime of service

Southern offers a number of different degree programs and concentrations so that you can prepare for the ministry God has prepared for you.

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Master of Divinity

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

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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.

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Online Learning

Be equipped for ministry in a flexible format. Earn your M.Div. or M.A. completely online, learning from the same world-renowned faculty.

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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.

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The Evening M.Div.

Study with Southern Seminary’s world-renowned faculty while you complete your Master of Divinity in four years, entirely at night.

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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.

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M.Div. + MBA

New!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.

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Meet our Faculty


One of Southern Seminary’s distinguishing features is its faculty, whose contributions place Southern at the forefront of evangelical scholarship.

Meet our Faculty


The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary is comprised of three separate schools — two premier graduate schools and an undergraduate college.

School of Theology

The School of Theology provides the highest quality training in the foundational disciplines of ministry and scholarship, including biblical studies, systematic theology, church history, and preaching.

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Billy Graham School

The Billy Graham School of Missions, Evangelism and Ministry is the largest Great Commission school in the world, dedicated to training pastors and laypersons for effective church and cross-cultural ministry.

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Boyce College

Boyce College provides serious undergraduate education for students who will serve the church and engage the culture from a convictional and biblical worldview, regardless of the challenges before them.

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Fully accredited seminary education

Southern Seminary is a private not-for-profit institution accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges and by the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada.
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