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 accredited, fully-online degree options 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 Accredited, Fully Online Degree Options

Master of Theology
Most advanced theological degree at the master's level
25 Hours


Master of Divinity
Most comprehensive degree
88 Hours


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


Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling
Streamlined degree for counseling ministry
65 Hours


Master of Theological Studies
Concentrated degree in core theological disciplines

May also be completed in Spansh and Mandarin
36 Hours

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Online courses provide flexibility for students, yet still offer the same quality of education. Our goal is to shorten the gap between traditional classes and the online experience.

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8-Week Courses

Registration is now open for our new 8-week course. Now available to all students, our 8-week courses allow students to complete their degrees faster and more efficiently. Southwestern Seminary is now offering six 8-week terms a year.

To learn more about our new 8-week courses, get in touch with our Registrar's Office by phone (817.923.1921. ex. 2000) or email ( These classes will be in-depth and fast-paced, so come prepared to learn!

Flex PhD

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

Students 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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