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The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Also known as SBTS, Southern Seminary

700 College Rd, Cumberland, KY

The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, located in Louisville, Kentucky, is a school dedicated to providing a comprehensive education. The school maintains a Southern Baptist affiliation, and offers studies through its seminary. Over two thousand students enroll at SBTS annually. Over ten different programs are offered at SBTS, including degrees as high as a Doctor's degree. The more popular programs among individuals are shown below:

  • Ministry
  • Theology
  • Missions, Missionary Studies and Missiology
  • Religious Education
  • Pastoral Counseling and Specialized Ministries
  • Religious, Sacred Music

To be considered for admissions, applicants may be required to complete an application, provide letters of recommendations, and submit school transcripts, which are then studied by admissions staff.

The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary also provides services for students such as career guidance for students in need of help, flexible scheduling for those with difficult working schedules, and job placement options.

The cost of tuition is close to $13,000 for graduate students and about $16,000 for undergraduate students annually. The prices may change for any number of reasons, and as such students should use the school's price of attendance calculator to understand their cost of attendance. Student housing is available on-campus for potential students. The yearly cost of housing is around $2,600. Some students at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary may be eligible for financial assistance, which is typically provided as scholarships, grants, and loans.

This school has been accredited by the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools since 1938. Get more information by clicking on the link to visit the school's official website, where you can see programs available, financial aid & tuition, and disclosures.

Admission Requirements & Details

The admission details below may give you an idea of the candidates SBTS, Southern Seminary accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP or college credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits

Student Enrollment

The total student enrollment at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary is about 4,100, where graduate students make up roughly 5% of the student body.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Tuition is estimated to be around $22,000 per year for in-state and nonresident students
  • The estimated tuition for part time students is around $840 to $1,000 per unit

Financial Aid Details

The information below lists the financial aid types students are receiving. Also shown are the percent of students receiving aid and the average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid57%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships45%$1,539
Receiving Student Loans32%$12,208
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Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and recent graduates, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary may provide services like those listed below:

  • Online classes
  • Remedial instructional courses
  • Academic counseling for students
  • Employing students to lower education costs
  • Helping students find work after graduation
  • Day care

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Music Program
    • * Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation (since 1967)
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Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

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Get more information about the programs offered by The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary by clicking the request information to the right.

(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

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