Office of Admissions

Take your next step towards being equipped for ministry.

(817) 921-8500 | Admissions@swbts.edu | Monday – Friday | 8:00am – 5:00pm

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Where is God calling you?

Here are just of few of the ministries we can help you pursue at Southwestern Seminary:

God has uniquely called you to reach women with the Gospel. Southwestern is the premier training ground in biblical womanhood and ministry to women. You’ll learn from the largest Women’s Studies faculty in a theological seminary anywhere in the world.

God has called you to Preach the Word and serve as a pastor in a local church. Southwestern’s Master of Divinity (M.Div.) is a comprehensive degree offering courses in theology, missions, evangelism, biblical languages, preaching, and pastoral ministry. With more than 30 concentration options available, you can customize your degree to meet your interests and specific ministry calling.

God has uniquely gifted and called you to serve the church through music. Southwestern’s School of Church Music will equip you with theological and practical ministry knowledge. Whatever degree option you choose, you can customize your training through focused study in worship leadership and performance, with concentrations in voice, piano, and guitar.

If God has called you to teach children, youth, collegians, or adults in a local church, Southwestern can equip you for the task. Our expert faculty with years of ministry experience will guide you in the most cutting-edge and biblically faithful methods of discipleship. The Master of Arts in Christian Education offers specializations in age-graded ministries as well as family ministry, biblical counseling and church administration. If you feel called to age-graded teaching ministry now but may one day pastor a local church, the Master of Divinity (M.Div.) offers concentrations in these fields as well.

If God has called you to church planting, Southwestern will equip you to Preach the Word & Reach the World. Southwestern’s Master of Divinity (M.Div.) is a comprehensive degree offering courses in theology, missions, evangelism, biblical languages, preaching, and pastoral ministry. A concentration in North American Church Planting, International Church Planting, or Evangelism will equip you with specific strategies for fulfilling God’s call on your life.


Meet Your Counselors

“I have a BSW from Southeastern University and a Master of Social Work from the University of Central Florida. I am from Central Florida and my favorite thing about working in Admissions is the traveling I get to do and the coworkers I have.”

Territories
CA, AZ, UT, NV, OR, ID, WA
West Texas and Texas Panhandle (Amarillo, Lubbock, El Paso)

“I am pursuing an M.Div. and am from Mckenzie, TN. My favorite thing about SWBTS is the faculty and staff and their willingness and commitment to our success does not stop in the classroom. It extends to our present life and ministry. They care not only about me excelling academically but also growing.”

Territories
NM, OK, KS, CO, WY, MT, ND, SD, NE
South Central Texas (Waco, Austin, San Antonio, Corpus Christi)

“I am pursuing an M.Div. and am from Shawnee, OK. My favorite thing about SWBTS is the people I have met here. I have made some great lifelong friends and have met people from all around the world.”

Territories
AL, AR, IA, IL, IN, KY, LA, MI, MN, MO, MS, TN, WI
Greater Houston Area

“I am currently pursuing an M.Div. I am from New Milford, Connecticut and my favorite thing about Southwestern Seminary is the community. Both faculty and students are deeply invested in the spiritual life of our seminary family.”

Territories
FL, GA, SC, NC, VA, WV, MD, DE, DC, PA, NY, NJ, CT, ME, MA, VT, RI, NH
Dallas and East Texas


Already accepted? Now What?

Congratulations! Here’s a step-by-step of how you complete the process of becoming a Southwestener.

Call our Office of Admissions at 817-921-8500. An admissions ambassador will be happy to help set up your class schedule. 

For international students, Academic Advising and Registration will take place at the International Student Orientation.

All new students at the Fort Worth campus are required to attend New Student Orientation. 

During orientation you’ll 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. 

You’ll get information about:

  • your student ID card
  • parking decals
  • payment arrangements
  • campus technology

For more information about the dates and schedule for orientation, click here.

To apply for housing, and to get area maps, driving directions, moving tips, and more visit Student Housing.

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).
  • 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 our highly trained Campus Police. This police department works in concert with the FWPD and brings an added layer of protection for our residents.

The Church-Minister Relations Office connects students with local churches for ministry. We also provide information about other employment opportunities to offset educational expenses. Click here for more information.

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