Wherever you are, Southwestern Seminary is there.

The church needs leaders with deep theological knowledge and hands-on ministry experience, so online studies with Southwestern Seminary are the perfect way to complete your seminary education without leaving your ministry context.

Explore all our online study options below, including the flex access PhD and our new 8-week courses.

Graduate Certificate in Worship Leadership

Advanced Master of Divinity (School of Educational Ministries)

Advanced Master of Divinity (School of Theology)

Master of Divinity Degrees

Master of Theology (School of Educational Ministries)

Master of Divinity (School of Educational Ministries)

Master of Theology (Evangelism and Missions)

Master of Divinity with a Concentration in International Church Planting (2+2/2+3)

Master of Divinity (Evangelism and Missions)

Master of Arts in Worship Leadership

Master of Theological Studies

Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling

Master of Arts in Christian Education

Maestría en Estudios Teológicos

Master of Theology (School of Theology)

Master of Divinity (School of Theology)


Our Financial Aid Office has information about scholarships for Journeymen/ISCers returning from the field. If you are currently serving on the field or on Stateside Assignment, you can contact the IMB about any funds they have for furthering education.

No, you can apply with the Non-degree/Certificate application. However, you still have to go through the Office of Admissions to do this.

Specific assignment grades will be posted in your Blackboard account. You may check your final grades on your WebAdvisor account.

The orientation information you need will be provided through the E-License tutorials in Blackboard. When you enroll in a campus or extension course, you will need to attend a new student orientation on that campus prior to the start of that semester.

Your syllabus can be found in your Blackboard account, after you have registered and the professor makes the class available. Those seeking information before the class becomes available will need to contact the professor of the class.

View a list of courses and their descriptions by clicking here. Select “Online” as your location. Classes shaded in gray are closed.

There is an abbreviated admissions process for online students and transfers, but anyone wanting to enroll in an online course must first be admitted to the seminary. You may apply online by clicking here. For more information contact the admissions office by e-mail, or by phone, 817.923.1921 x2700.

It depends on the format of your online course:

  • Flexible Course: Allows students the choice to view live class lectures via Zoom at the days and times listed or view the recorded lectures at their convenience each week.
  • Synchronous (Live Interaction) Course: Requires online attendance via Zoom at the days and times listed.
  • Asynchronous Course: Presents course content through multimedia with weekly coursework that can be completed at any time during the week. 4. Flexible Access Ph.D. Seminar: This format allows Ph.D. students (upon the approval of the professor) to attend their doctoral seminar synchronously online via Zoom, either on occasion as needed or regularly.

Master of Theological Studies degree online – up to 100% online. All twelve courses of this degree are offered on a one- or two-year rotation online. Campus courses available as well.

Master of Divinity, Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling and master of Theology degrees – up to 100% online.

In order to take Christian Formation or an Applied Ministry course, one must first complete 36 hours of online courses.
In order to take elective courses for the MDiv and MACE degrees, one must first complete the required core courses. Once all core classes have been completed please contact Registrar’s Office advisors to register for your elective courses.

Simply contact the Registrar with your name, student ID, the course name/number, your functioning e-mail, and request to be added to the waiting list for that course. Be sure to add your specific reasons for needing in the class.

We encourage you to choose an alternative class or a campus class; however, we do also make waiting lists for online classes only. Contact the Registrar for more information.

STUDENTS WILL NOT RECEIVE A BILL IN THE MAIL. Once you are registered, your class will go onto your student bill. You can check your account in your student WebAdvisor account. Then, you may send your payment in, pay in person at our Cashier’s office, or online via WebAdvisor.

As a student, you’ll get an e-mail account accessible through a web browser. Most instructors send all course-related information to your student e-mail address.

Students are able to register for online classes through WebAdvisor on our Southwestern website. New students in their first semester, however, will register through the Southwestern Online office or directly with the Registrar.

Usually, upcoming semester schedules release in the middle of the current semester. Current students may register anytime during early registration and anytime thereafter. New students may register anytime during open registration and thereafter. Students can find their date and time for registration on WebAdvisor.