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Continue Your Journey With Perkins.

Move fully into the life of service to which God has called you.

Connecting spiritual and intellectual resources.

Whether your vocation is pastor, educator, musician or scholar, Perkins is here to provide the essential resources to help you answer your special calling.

The SMU Perkins School of Theology offers a variety of degree programs, including the Master of Divinity, Master of Arts in Ministry and the Houston-Galveston Extension Program. Many of our programs allow the opportunity to create an academic path best suited to your unique call to ministry and service. 

Find the right program for you. Check out our guide.

Cultivating faith at Perkins.

Join students from across the globe that have responded to their call to pursue their vocation at SMU.

David Kim

I got in and received a scholarship, so I felt God made a really clear path for me. Being able to study with people whose names you hear regularly around the United Methodist Church – that’s wonderful.

David Kim (M.Div. ’21), Houston-Galveston Extension Program Student

A Valuable Investment.

  • 98%

    Percentage of master's degree-seeking students receive scholarship assistance from Perkins.

  • $14,310

    Average annual award granted to full-time, degree-seeking students

  • 2 Weeks

    Time it takes to receive notification of your scholarship award once your completed application is submitted.

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Answering your call to service.

Meet our students and learn how Perkins can help you realize your graduate theological education goals and reach the full potential of your call to service of God’s people.

Stephanie Bohan

Every time I step on the campus, I feel like I’m becoming a better person and learning to become a better servant.

Stephanie Bohan, M.A.M., Executive Director of The Agape Clinic.

Featured Stories and Events

Hindemith's "Das Marienleben (The Life of Mary), op. 27 to be performed March 25.

Hindemith's "Das Marienleben (The Life of Mary), op. 27 to be performed March 25.

Hindemith’s cycle “Das Marienleben” sets to music Rainer Maria Rilke’s poetry, and will be performed March 25 in Perkins Chapel.

Perkins to Offer New Hybrid Degree Programs Beginning Fall 2024

Perkins to Offer New Hybrid Degree Programs Beginning Fall 2024

The SMU Board of Trustees voted at its December meeting to authorize Perkins to offer a new hybrid format for its M.Div. and M.A.M. degrees.

Second Doctor of Pastoral Music Research Showcase to be held on April 9.

Second Doctor of Pastoral Music Research Showcase to be held on April 9.

The Sacred Music program at Perkins will host the second DPM Research Showcase at 6 p.m. on April 9, in Bridwell Library, with speakers Jose Luis Manrique and Joshua Taylor.