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I'm Called to Ministry.
What Next?

God has called me to serve Him in the area of vocational ministry. Why should seminary be a part of that call and why would Southwestern be the place to go?


God has called me to ...

I'm not sure

You sense the Lord calling you to ministry, but you're not quite sure what that looks like. No problem. Southwestern has several degree options that cover a broad range of ministry callings. The Master of Divinity (M.Div.), our most popular degree program, provides comprehensive training for future ministry in the local church, the mission field or para-church ministry.


Let's Get Started

If you plan to become a student of Southwestern Seminary within the next 12 months, complete the Application for Admission. You may also contact the Admissions Office to request that we mail you an Application for Admission. Former students of Southwestern can be re-admitted. Those who have not attended within the past three years will have to apply as a new student. Within a three-year time period from previous enrollment at Southwestern, former students may be re-admitted through the Office of the Registrar.

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Application for Admission

If you already have an account, click on Continue Application or Check Status and then enter your e-mail address and password to login.

If you do not have an account, click on Start Application and enter e-mail address and desired password to create an account.

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Financial Information

Student Fees and Payment Overview

The standard fee rates apply to all students unless they are members of a Southern Baptist church. The Southern Baptist Cooperative Program generously provides a scholarship that in most programs pays half the tuition for Southern Baptist* students. Student fee payments vary from student to student depending on the program of study. All student fees are subject to change without notice.


Bachelor's and College Certificate Students $345/hour $690/hour
Master's and Seminary Certificate Students $295/hour $590/hour


*Denominational affiliation is determined initially by the church endorsement form submitted with the student’s application to Southwestern Seminary. After admission, denominational affiliation is confirmed by the yearly certification of church membership. Questions about denominational affiliation can be directed to the Admissions Office for prospective students or the Registrar's Office for students renewing their yearly certification.

Financial Aid

Nearly 75 percent of the students enrolled at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, receive some type of financial assistance in the form of non-federal loans, grants and scholarships. The Cooperative Program of the Southern Baptist Convention and some general endowed funds defray the majority of academic costs for Southern Baptist students to attend Southwestern Seminary.

The Financial Aid Program assists students who demonstrate financial need through:

  • SBC Cooperative Program Scholarship
    All incoming and current students at Southwestern Seminary and Scarborough College who are active members of a Southern Baptist Church may receive the Cooperative Program scholarship in the form of a reduced tuition rate
  • Southwestern Scholarship
    The Southwestern Scholarship is available to all graduate level students who apply and meet the qualifications
  • Scarborough Scholarship
    The Scarborough Scholarship is available to all Scarborough College students who apply and meet the qualifications
  • Scholarships
    External scholarships information available 
  • Payment Plans and Student Loans
    A payment plan is available to spread out the tuition costs

Learn more about the Office of Financial Aid »

Office of Financial Aid
PO Box 22510
Fort Worth, TX  76122
817-923-1921, ext. 3080

International Students

International students at Southwestern Seminary are required to be in compliance with all federal immigration regulations applicable to their visa type (visa status). Southwestern Seminary does not admit students who are currently in violation of their statuses with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) formerly known U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS). Prospective and returning International students should contact the Office of International Student Ministry and Services (ISMS) in order to comply with the proper admissions procedures. International students are allowed to enroll only at the Fort Worth and the J. Dalton Havard campuses. New International students can begin only during the Fall or Spring semesters.

Application Process for International Students

Statement of Financial Support

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) requires that all F-1 visa students provide evidence of adequate financial support, as noted in #10 (Financial Support) on page 2 of students' I-20 document: "You must demonstrate that you are financially able to support yourself for the entire period of stay in the United States while pursuing a full course of study."  Hence, students who have dependents must provide adequate financial support for all his or her dependents.

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)

All permanent residents and international applicants who are citizens of a country where English is not their first language must take the TOEFL and have the score sent to the Admissions Office. A minimum score of 213 on the computer-based exam or 79 on the internet-based exam is required for master level applicants. Southwestern's institutional code is 6668. Doctoral requirements may be higher; please consult the section of the Academic Catalog pertaining to the specific degree in question. To schedule a time to take the test, visit

Transcript Evaluation

Official transcripts must be translated into English, indicating degree(s) earned and date(s) conferred. They must be submitted to the Office of Admissions. In addition, applicants are required to submit translated transcripts from all previous institutions outside the United States to SpanTran, The Evaluation Company, for evaluation. For the SpanTran evaluation application, please contact the Office of Admissions.

Permanent Residence Card

All Resident Alien applicants must provide a copy of their Permanent Residence Card I-551 (Green Card) with the application.  The Green Card is issued to all Permanent Residents as proof that they have been granted eligibility to live and work in the United States.

R-1 Visa and Other Non-F-1 Visa Types

An applicant classified as R-1 status for religious work must furnish a copy of the R-1 visa along with the I-94 and employment verification letter from his or her current employer. All other visa types should contact the Office of International Student Ministry and Services regarding specific admission policies related to their visa statuses.

Application Deadlines

  • Fall: April 1
  • Spring: October 1
  • Summer: Not eligible to begin in summer semester

Office of International Student Services

  • Hamin Jung, Director
  • Phone 817.923.1921 x3971
  • Email


Accepted, what's next?

Congratulations! You have been accepted to Southwestern and may be wondering what comes next. This page is designed to give you the information you need to complete the process of becoming a Southwestern student. The first thing on your list is to complete academic advising and registration.

Academic Advising and Registration

For Academic Advising, please contact the Office of Admissions at 817.923.1921 x2700, and an admissions ambassador will be happy to assist you in setting up your class schedule. Academic Advising and Registration for International Students will take place at the International Student Orientation.

New Student Orientation

All new students at the Forth Worth campus are required to attend New Student Orientation. During orientation you will have the opportunity to meet Southwestern faculty and staff, get to know other students, and accomplish many of the tasks that will help you make the transition to a Southwestern student. At orientation you will receive information about your student ID card, parking decals, payment arrangements, and campus technology.  For more information about the date and schedule for orientation, click here

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Why Student Housing?

  • Location. Student housing places residents a short distance from student facilities on campus (i.e., classrooms, library, student center, business office, etc.). The majority of housing units are located within 4 blocks of the seminary. The longest drive is 1.1 miles to the campus (Garrett Manor).
  • Quality and Service. Student housing is maintained by an in-house maintenance and landscaping team. All units are serviced and cleaned prior to arrival. After-hour emergency maintenance is addressed by an on-call maintenance representative.
  • Community. Student housing offers tenants the opportunity to build lasting friendships that will enrich their educational experience and encourage future ministry.
  • Economy. Student housing typically runs 15-25% less than comparable facilities in the area. Further, the convenience of location virtually eliminates the cost of commuting.
  • Safety. In addition to attentive, caring neighbors, the student housing is patrolled 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year by a highly trained security team. Our campus security force works in concert with the FWPD and brings an added layer of protection for our residents unavailable at most apartment complexes.

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