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Our professors freely express a common faith with the Southern Baptist Convention by affirming the Baptist Faith and Message 2000, a faithful and foundational interpretation of God's word which we seek to promote and extend in faithfulness to the calling of Jesus Christ. We support the enriching of this faith through further study of the content and application of Scripture, and the extension of this faith through the ministry of discipling and teaching the nations.

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Online Education

In a fast-paced, ever-changing world, you need quality theological education to support the demands of ministry. Southwestern stands ready to partner with you, providing theological training and practical tools wherever you are in ministry.

Our five fully accredited, fully-online degree options—which now include the Master of Divinity and Master of Arts in Christian Education—give you access to our world-class faculty as you fulfill God’s call on your life. Start a degree or complete a degree while you continue in your current ministry context. Either way, we’re there.

Five Fully Accredited, Fully Online Degree Options

Master of Divinity
Most comprehensive degree
91 Hours


Master of Arts in Christian Education
Streamlined degree for education ministry
64 Hours


Master of Theological Studies
Concentrated degree in theology
36 Hours


Maestría en Estudios Teológicos
Our MTS, completely in spanish
36 Hours


Master of Theological Studies + Missions
Meets IMB Macedonia Project standards
45 Hours

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Online courses have some distinct advantages that traditional courses do not offer. So, if you are a self-starter and have a need to take an online course, join us in cyber space for a SWBTS online experience.

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If you have questions about online classes at Southwestern you will likely find the answer to it here. Learn about tuition, degree options and other helpful information.

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Flex PhD

Southwestern’s flexible access Ph.D. allows students to enroll in the seminary’s prestigious doctoral program without relocating to Fort Worth.

This three-year experimental initiative allows students to participate in Southwestern’s existing residential Ph.D. program through live online attendance of seminars. In other words, access to the program is “flexible,” either as a residential student or online through video chat software. Regardless of the means, all students have access to the same quality education.

Though certain aspects of the program, such as orientation, the comprehensive exam, and the dissertation defense, must still be performed in-person, the remaining requirements may be fulfilled from anywhere in the world.

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Academic Catalog

A comprehensive guide to courses and academic procedures.

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Academic Calendar

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Journal of Theology

Southwestern's premier theological journal.

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