Office of Admissions

Whatever your calling, take the first step in your next step.

(800) 792-8701 | Admissions@swbts.edu | Monday – Friday | 8:00am – 5:00pm

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With flexible course options, you can begin your studies at multiple points throughout the year.

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Come explore our classrooms, housing, and facilities. See Seminary Hill for yourself.

Financial Aid Opportunities

Financial Aid Opportunities

Thanks to the generosity of Southern Baptists, we offer several scholarships and other financial aid.

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Got questions? Get in touch with our Admissions Team and we’ll help get you the answers you need.


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 areas such as worship leadership, accompanying, jazz studies, composition and music missions.

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.


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 817.923.1921 x2700. 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 a highly trained security team. Our campus security force works in concert with the FWPD and brings an added layer of protection for our residents unavailable at most apartment complexes.

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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