Extension Centers

Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary Centers for Theological Education

Southwestern is committed to providing quality, conservative, theological education through its extension education ministry.  Extension education began under the challenge of President Naylor to “take the seminary to the minister [rather than] making the minister come to the seminary.”

Southwestern opened its very first extension center in the fall of 1975 in Houston with classes initially being held at Houston Baptist University. Since that time, in addition to Houston and Fort Worth, Southwestern has held classes through Extension Education in Albuquerque, College Station, Dallas, El Paso, Little Rock, Lubbock, Marshall, Oklahoma City, Plano, Tulsa, Tyler, and Bonn, Germany.  The purpose of Extension Education at Southwestern is to provide the highest quality theological instruction at the optimal locations to maximize student development and facilitate their ability to achieve their academic goals.

For more information about Southwestern Seminary Extension Centers please contact Dr. Tim Deahl, Dean of Extension Education.

Shawnee, OK

Southwestern Seminary in Oklahoma was opened in 1976 on the campus of Oklahoma Baptist University in Shawnee located at 500 W. University Drive, Shawnee, OK. This extension center began as a joint project between Southwestern, the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma, and Oklahoma Baptist University. Courses in Shawnee are normally offered on Mondays and are scheduled on a three-year rotation. Students may complete up to two-thirds of the M.Div. or M.A.C.E. and all of the M.T.S. in Shawnee. A residential coordinator, library, and classrooms are provided at this location. For more information on classes in Shawnee see our website at http://swbts.edu/academics/campuses/world/shawnee-campus.

San Antonio, TX
William R. Marshall Center for Theological Studies

Southwestern Seminary in San Antonio began in 1977 through a partnership of Southwestern and nine local associations around the city.  Classes meet at the Parkhills Baptist Church, 17747 San Pedro Ave., San Antonio, TX.  In April 2006, the trustees approved naming the program in San Antonio the William R. Marshall Center for Theological Studies. Courses are normally offered on Mondays and are scheduled on a three-year rotations. Students may complete up to two-thirds of the M.Div. or M.A.C.E. and all of the M.T.S. in San Antonio. A residential coordinator, library, and classrooms are provided at this location. For more information on classes in San Antonio see our website at http://swbts.edu/academics/campuses/world/san-antonio-campus.

Little Rock, AR

Southwestern Seminary in Little Rock began in 1993 through a cooperative venture of the seminary and the Arkansas Baptist State Convention. Classes meet in the Arkansas Baptist State Convention building located at 10 Remington Drive, Little Rock, Arkansas.  Courses in Little Rock are offered on Mondays and are scheduled on a three-year rotation. Students may complete up to two-thirds of the M.Div. or M.A.C.E. and all of the M.T.S. in Little Rock. A residential coordinator, library, computer lab, and classrooms are provided at this location. Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary has received a Letter of Exemption from Certification issued by the Arkansas Department of Higher Education to offer church-related training courses and degrees. For more information on classes in Little Rock see our website at http://swbts.edu/academics/campuses/world/little-rock-campus.

Plano, TX

Southwestern Seminary in Plano began in the spring of 2003 at Prestonwood Baptist Church located at 6801 W. Park Boulevard, Plano, Texas.

Courses at Prestonwood are offered on an occassional basis. Students may begin the M.Div., M.A.C.E., or M.T.S. in Plano. In addition to classes towards an MDiv and MACE, undergraduate and certificate level classes are also occassionally offered at Prestonwood. A library, computer lab, and classrooms are provided at this location.For more information on classes in Plano see our website at http://swbts.edu/academics/campuses/world/plano-prestonwood-campus.

Bonn, Germany

In 2005, Southwestern Seminary began offering courses leading to the Master of Arts (Theology) degree on the beautiful campus of the Bibelseminar in Bonn, Germany.

Students in Bonn can complete the entire Master of Arts (Theology) with a concentration in Pastoral Ministry.  Classes are offered in German or in English with German translation by resident and visiting Southwestern faculty on a five week rotating schedule from October to June. A library, computer lab, classrooms, and residential faculty are provided at this location.

For information on the MA(Th) offered in Germany see our website at http://www.bsb-online.de/en.html or contact Dr. Friedhelm Jung:

by mail at: Bibelseminar Bonn, Haus Wittgenstein
Ehrental 2-4, 53332 Bornheim-Roisdorf
by email at: fjung@bsb-online.de
or by phone at: +49 (0) 2222.701200

Houston, TX
J. Dalton Havard School for Theological Studies

Southwestern's Havard School for Theological Studies in Houston, Texas is considered one of Southwestern's six schools. Students may complete the entire B.S.B.S., M.Div., M.A.C.E., M.T.S., M.A.(Th.), or D.Min. in Houston. A library, computer lab, chapel, classrooms, and residential faculty are provided at this location. For more information on Southwestern's Havard campus please visit the section of this catalog that describes the six schools of Southwestern.

Rosharon, TX

Southwestern Seminary in Rosharon, Texas began in 2011 through a partnership with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. Southwestern Seminary's extension at this site is conducted in the Darrington Prison Unit. Incarcerated students complete the entire B.S.B.S. at this extension. A library, computer lab, and classrooms are provided at this location.

Established 1908 Fort Worth, Texas