Roy Fish School of Evangelism & Missions

Where are you going?

God desires to see every nation, tribe and tongue hear and embrace the hope and salvation offered through Jesus Christ.

Be a part of that mission to make disciples of all nations. In the Fish School of Evangelism and Missions, you’ll experience spiritual growth through mentorship, a solid theological grounding in Scripture, and coursework that equips you to share the Gospel with intelligence, relevance and boldness.

Southwesterners are currently taking the Gospel to villages in Russia, monks in Chang Mai, Thailand, Vietnamese populations in Port Arthur, Texas, and unreached people groups in Madagascar. They are planting churches in the post-modern Northeast and working to rejuvenate once-thriving congregations in the Midwest. Join in, engage and watch God do amazing things.

Who We Are

Professors at Southwestern come with world-class credentials and a passion for the Bible, the church and evangelism. In the Roy Fish School of Evangelism and Missions, you’ll interact with your professors both inside and outside the classroom. Engage them in conversation, join them for lunch or join them on the mission field as you learn while you serve.

Meet Our Dean

Keith Eitel

Dean, The Fish School of Evangelism and Missions

  • Served as a career missionary in Cameroon, West Africa
  • Missions professor, missions praxis leader, and director of the World Missions Center
  • Author of Paradigm Wars: The Southern Baptist International Mission Board Faces the Third Millenium and Transforming Culture: Developing a Biblical Ethic in an African Context

Evangelism & Missions Faculty

“My prayer is that you’ll become one of three things: an active missionary with the world on your heart, an active sender of missionaries, or else recognize we're likely to be miserable the rest of our lives for ignoring the clear will of Christ stated in the Great Commission.”

Keith Eitel

Degree Options

The Fish School of Evangelism and Missions has bachelor’s and master’s degrees that can prepare you for ministry.


  • Master of Divinity: Evangelism, Missions, or Islamic Studies

    This degree offers the essentials for ministry, training you in biblical languages, theology, preaching and more. In the M.Div., you’ll also put your knowledge into practice as you share your faith, make disciples and evangelize the nations.


  • Master of Divinity: International Church Planting

    The uniqueness of this degree allows students to complete their course of study while serving on the mission field. The church planting experience occurs under the auspices of the International Mission Board’s Journeyman, International Service Corps or Career Apprentice programs.


  • Master of Divinity: North American Church Planting

    This degree equips students to start and develop effective churches in a North American context. Students can complete their course of study while serving off-campus as a church starter. The church planting experience occurs under the auspices of a partnership between the North American Mission Board and Baptist state conventions.


  • Advanced Master of Divinity

    The Advanced Master of Divinity allows students to build upon undergraduate theological training by taking advanced courses in place of the introductory courses in the regular Master of Divinity curriculum.


  • Master of Arts in Islamic Studies

    This degree is designed to prepare Christian missionaries who desire specialized preparation in the area of Islamic Studies. Degree candidates will obtain more effective skills for reaching and making Christian disciples of people with an Islamic background.


  • Master of Arts in Missiology

    This specialized degree plan allows students to integrate their theological preparation and direct missionary experience.


  • Master of Theology

    One of Southwestern’s most advanced theological degrees at the master’s level, the Th.M. program will train you in a specific area of theology. It can also prepare you for the Ph.D. program. (M.Div. required)


  • 2+2 Program

    Master’s Track. Spend two years in the classroom and complete your remaining coursework on the field. You can work with the International Mission Board to plant churches and engage in cross-cultural discipleship among more than 7,000 people groups (M.Div. with a concentration in International Church Planting).

    Jumpstart 2 + 2. Graduates from the College at Southwestern* can spend two years on the field before returning to Southwestern to complete their master’s degree. Serve with trained field mentors in international church planting contexts, and earn up to 24 hours of master’s-level credit.

  • Doctor of Philosophy

    Southwestern Seminary offers Ph.D. degrees within each of its schools, providing you the opportunity to gain advanced training in specified areas of theology, archaeology, evangelism and missions, church and family ministries, or church music.


  • Doctor of Philosophy in World Christian Studies

    This degree within the Roy Fish School of Evangelism and Missions is Southwestern Seminary’s only modified residence Ph.D. The degree is tailored to train missionaries without requiring them to leave their fields of service, as well as faculty members and ministers at churches, Christian seminaries and colleges throughout the world.


  • Doctor of Ministry

    The D.Min. program of the Roy Fish School of Evangelism and Missions is designed to enhance the understanding and practice of ministry in the areas of evangelism and missions for those currently engaged in positions of ministerial leadership in North American and International Contexts.


Start your journey of fulfilling God’s call on your life today.

Wherever God calls you, the Fish School of Evangelism and Missions will equip you to handle the Word of God and make disciples of all nations.

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