Will you preach the Word?

God’s Word is powerful and effective, and He has called you to proclaim it. Through Southwestern Seminary’s School of Theology, you will find answers to your questions about His Word and your ministry. From Christ-centered, conservative scholars, you’ll learn biblical languages, apologetics, theology, church history, preaching, pastoral ministry and much more.

In the School of Theology, you’ll also put your knowledge into practice: You will share your faith, make disciples and evangelize the nations. You’ll serve local churches and travel to the world’s most demanding mission fields, from places like the inner cities of the U.S. to the dusty towns and villages of Mexico and Africa.

Who We Are

Professors at Southwestern come with both world-class credentials and a passion for the Bible, the church and evangelism. In the School of Theology, you’ll be able to interact with your professors both inside and outside the classroom. Join them for lunch, meet them on the playing field during intramural sports, or develop a mentoring relationship with them.

Meet Our Dean

David Allen

Dean of the School of Theology

  • Preaching professor
  • Missions experience in places like Mexico, Peru, the Philippines and England
  • Author of Lukan Authorship of Hebrews, as well as Hebrews in The New American Commentary series
  • Contributor and editor of Text-Driven Preaching, The Return of Christ, and Whosoever Will
  • Enjoys preaching, reading, playing chess and studying Civil War history
  • Pastored churches for 21 years

School of Theology Faculty

Degree Options

The School of Theology has master’s and doctoral degrees that will build your foundations for ministry.

Southwestern’s Master of Divinity degree offers the essentials for pastoral ministry. Within this 91-hour degree program, you will build a foundation of biblical knowledge, as well as preaching, evangelism and ministry skills. Additionally, you can customize your program through focused study in fields like Old and New Testament exposition, church history, apologetics, theology, pastoral leadership, women’s studies and much more. Through the school’s other degree programs, you can gain specialized study in areas like theology and biblical archaeology. Whatever God calls you to do, Southwestern has a degree program that will help you apply His word to your ministry.

“I love to teach at Southwestern because it gives me the opportunity to mold the next generation of godly preachers in pulpits around the world. The spirit of our students on campus reflected from the classrooms to chapel to other activities is amazing. These are young men and women who will go anywhere and take on any job for Christ and His kingdom.”

David Allen


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

However God calls you to train His people, the School of Theology will equip you to handle the Word of God and apply it to ministry.


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