The J. Dalton Havard School provides students with the opportunity to pursue undergraduate and graduate degrees in their entirety at the Houston campus.
The Bachelor of Science in Biblical Studies program provides students with a foundational understanding of the Bible, Christian theology, the church, and worldviews so that they can effectively minister the gospel of Jesus Christ wherever God leads.
The Master of Divinity, the Master of Arts in Christian Education, the Master of Arts in Theology, and the Master of Theological Studies are offered in their entirety at the Houston campus.
The Southwestern M.Div. prepares students for the broadest range of Christian ministries, especially in local churches. Students receive training in classical theological disciplines such as Old Testament, New Testament, church history and historical theology, systematic theology, ethics, and philosophy, as well as applied disciplines such as pastoral ministry, preaching, evangelism, and missions. The M.Div. is the only approved first master's degree for a student preparing for a pastoral or preaching ministry, as well as any other ministry largely comprised of biblical teaching. The degree requirements for the M.Div. can be found in the catalog pages within the School of Theology section of the catalog.
Students may obtain a concentration by using free elective hours to complete the requirements described in the catalog. The pursuit of concentrations will likely necessitate completion of some courses in Fort Worth. For a list of the requirements for the concentrations, please consult the M.Div. Concentrations catalog pages in the School of Theology section. Contact the Dean of the Havard School if you are interested in pursuing the Advanced Master of Divinity.
The Master of Arts in Christian Education is the basic degree program offered by the School of Church and Family Ministries and is primarily for those persons preparing for Christian educational ministry in a church setting. Thirty-eight hours of this 67 hour program consist of biblical and theological studies. Elective hours may be taken in any of several areas: Administration, Adult Ministry, Biblical Counseling, Children's Ministry, Christian School Education, Church Recreation, Collegiate Ministry, Family and Consumer Sciences, Family Ministry, Hispanic Studies, Missions, Stewardship, Student Ministry, Teaching, Women's Ministry and Worship. Concentrations in specific disciplines may be completed, but will likely necessitate completion of some courses in Fort Worth.
The M.A.(Th.) is a graduate level degree offering advanced work in the classical theological disciplines. The degree prepares students to pursue an academic ministry in one of these disciplines. Since the degree does not include courses outside of the classical theological disciplines, those called to local church ministry should pursue the Master of Divinity. The degree requirements, including specific entrance requirements, for the M.A.(Th.) program can be found in the catalog pages within the School of Theology section of the catalog.
For additional information about the Master of Arts (Theology), contact Dr. Mark Taylor, Associate Dean for Master's Programs:
by mail at: Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
P.O. Box 22696, Fort Worth, Texas, 76122
by email at firstname.lastname@example.org,
or by phone at (817) 923-1921 ext. 6960.
The Master of Theological Studies provides basic theological education in Bible, History, and Theology. The degree requirements can be found in the catalog pages within the School of Theology section of the catalog.
The Southwestern Doctor of Ministry degree is designed to enhance the practice of ministry for those who are currently engaged in positions of ministerial leadership. The degree requirements for the D.Min. can be found in the catalog pages within the School of Preaching section of the catalog.
Contact Dr. Denny Autrey, the Dean of the Havard School, for additional information on completing the D.Min. in Houston by email at email@example.com, or by phone at (713) 634-0011.