Online Learning

Southwestern Online

Delivering premier theological education to the global church

Which degree fits your calling?

Program Highlights

  • Fully online degrees
  • Multiple concentrations and minors available
  • Choose from live and recorded lectures
  • Personal interaction with full-time faculty

Choose the Online Format That Works for You

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Meet the Faculty

Master’s Degrees

Master of Divinity (MDiv)

This degree is designed to prepare students for the broadest range of Christian ministries, especially in the local church. And at Southwestern Seminary, students can choose from a broad range of MDiv degrees and concentrations, including evangelism, church planting, women’s ministry, and more.

Advanced Master of Divinity (MDiv)

The Advanced Master of Divinity allows students to build upon undergraduate theological training by taking elective courses in place of the introductory courses in the regular Master of Divinity curriculum.

Master of Theology (ThM)

The most advanced theological degree at the master’s level, the ThM allows students to gain a high level of competency in one concentrated area of study after completion of an MDiv or MACE. The ThM enhances ministerial practice, preparation for doctoral studies, and further mastery of a specialized discipline.

Master of Arts

MA in Worship Leadership (MAWL)

The Masters of Arts in Worship Leadership is designed for worship leaders who seek to deepen their understanding of authentic expressions of faith and develop their leadership and creative abilities. Through graduate study in worship, theology, culture, leadership, and music, students will be prepared to serve the local church in the area of music and worship ministry.

MA in Biblical Counseling (MABC)

This program of study is designed primarily to equip Christian men and women to minister God’s Word through biblical counseling in the context of the local church or other Christian ministries.

MA in Christian Education (MACE)

This degree program is designed specifically to equip Great Commission ministers to lead, teach, and disciple with excellence. The MACE degree has several concentrations available for specialized study in a particular field of Christian education.

Master of Theological Studies (MTS)

The Master of Theological Studies provides basic theological education in Bible, church history, and theology.

Maestría en Estudios Teológicos (MET)

La MET en línea es el programa de estudios a nivel de maestría más corto ofrecido por un seminario de la Convención Bautista del Sur (SBC) de los Estados Unidos. Esta maestría comprende estudios diversos de las diferentes disciplinas teológicas.

Doctoral Degrees

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

PhD students can utilize the Flex Access approach and access reading and research seminars live online. This track is characterized by live classroom experience, and the educational experience, in presentation and discussion, takes place in real time.

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