Will you preach the Word and reach the world?
God’s Word is powerful and effective, and God has called you to preach the Word and reach the world. At Southwestern Seminary’s Havard School for Theological Studies in Houston, you will find answers to your questions about God’s Word and your ministry. From Christ-centered, conservative scholars, you’ll learn the biblical languages, apologetics, theology, church history, preaching, pastoral ministry and much more.
At the Havard School, you’ll put your knowledge into practice. You will share your faith, equip disciples and evangelize the nations. You’ll serve local churches and travel to the world’s most demanding mission fields, from inner cities of the U.S. to the dusty towns and villages of Mexico and Africa.
Who We Are
Professors at Southwestern come with world-class credentials and a passion for the Bible, the church and evangelism. In the Havard School for Theological Studies, you’ll be able to interact with your professors both inside and outside the classroom.
Meet Our Dean
Dean of the J. Dalton Havard School of Theological Studies
- Passionate about preaching the Word of God
- Missions experience in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union
- Served in chaplaincy work and prison ministry
- 31 years of pastoral experience
The Havard School for Theological Studies has several degrees that will prepare you for ministry. Studying on the Houston campus, you can complete your degree while serving a local church.
Bachelor of Science in Biblical Studies This bachelor’s degree will strengthen your skills in interpreting and understanding the Bible as well as your ability to teach Scripture to others. Alongside general studies courses in English, math, science and history, you’ll take courses in Old and New Testament, systematic theology, interpretive methods, evangelism, missions and Baptist Heritage.
Master’s Degrees The Master of Divinity degree offers the essentials for ministry, training you in the biblical languages, theology, preaching and more. The Master of Arts in Christian Education degree offers a foundation in Christian education and in biblical and theological studies. In either degree program, you can tailor your degree to your specific ministry calling by choosing a concentration in fields like biblical theology, chaplaincy, preaching, teaching, student ministry, administration, women’s ministry and much more. Whatever God calls you to do, Southwestern has a degree program that will help you apply His Word to your ministry.
“The Havard School brings a unique mixture of practical application and academic fervor to the classroom, thus helping produce scholars on fire.”Denny Autrey
This degree will strengthen your skills in interpreting and understanding Scripture, as well as your ability to teach others. Alongside general studies courses in English, math, science and history, you’ll take courses in Old and New Testament, systematic theology, interpretive methods, evangelism, missions and Baptist heritage.
The Master of Theological Studies is the shortest fully online master’s degree in a Southern Baptist seminary. This 36-hour degree combines rigorous academics from a world-class faculty with the accessibility and affordability demanded by our ever-changing world.
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.
This degree offers a foundation in biblical and theological studies and in Christian education. You can also choose a concentration that will prepare you for the specific ministry to which God has called you.
The M.A.(Th.) is a graduate level degree offering advanced work in the classical theological disciplines. The degree prepares students to pursue an academic ministry in one of these disciplines. Since the degree does not include courses outside of the classical theological disciplines, those called to local church ministry should pursue the Master of Divinity.
Start your journey of fulfilling God’s call on your life today
Wherever God calls you, the Havard School for Theological Studies will equip you to handle the Word of God and apply it to your ministry.