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Ministry Begins Now

The church needs leaders with deep theological knowledge and hands-on ministry experience. Here, you’ll get both.

At Southwestern Seminary, we are committed to providing ministry leaders with the biblical foundation they need to handle the Word of God with competence and clarity. Moreover, we’re dedicated to training our graduates through practical experience, mobilizing our students toward ministry and service opportunities from the moment their studies begin. No matter where God calls you, our faculty and staff will be here to walk alongside you as you develop the knowledge, character, wisdom, and experience you need to thrive in ministry.

How to Apply

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

Start your application here.

As part of the application, please include your pastor as a church endorsement recommender. Once you submit your application, a recommendation form will be emailed to your recommender for them to submit.

Official transcripts must be mailed or emailed by the academic institution to our Admissions Office. The quickest way for us to receive official transcripts is electronically through email. Our address is: 

Southwestern Seminary
Attn: Admissions
2001 W Seminary Drive
Fort Worth, TX 76122

Once you have submitted the application, you will receive an email from a 3rd party company, with instructions on how to initiate your background check.

Additional steps for international students can be found here.

Applications to one of our doctoral programs include some additional requirements. Specific admissions requirements may be found under the specific program of interest at the links below:

Once all application requirements have been submitted, your application will enter the review process. We cannot supply an exact time frame for review, but we can assure you that our office works diligently to provide a decision as soon as possible.

Following acceptance, the Office of Admissions will assist you in registering for classes.

Following acceptance, you can apply for financial aid here.

Following acceptance, you can apply for on-campus housing here.