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Prerequisites for Admissions

1. All applicants interested in Ph.D. Studies at Southeastern must demonstrate that they have obtained a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.25 on a 4 point scale. The GPA is calculated from transcripts of all graduate and professional-level study. Admission is competitive; a higher GPA is favored.

2. All applicants interested in Ph.D. Studies at Southeastern must demonstrate that they have already received Masters level credit equivalent to a M.Div. degree from an appropriately accredited institution, or that they will complete the required courses prior to admittance into the program. Even applicants with an M.Div. may be required to do some leveling work to meet all the M.Div. requirements depending on their concentration. Each applicant's transcript is evaluated by the Office of Ph.D. Studies on a case-by-case basis to determine if the applicant has met the criteria for M.Div. equivalency. For additional information regarding requirements for admission, please see the Ph.D. Admission Requirements and Instructions form that accompanies the application form.

The basic criteria used to determine M.Div. equivalency normally includes the following core courses totaling 36 hours:

NT Survey (6) Doctrine Survey (Theology I & II) (6)
OT Survey (6) Greek or Hebrew (6)
Church History (6) Baptist History (3)
Hermeneutics (3)


In addition, applicants choosing to study in a particular area must normally meet certain prerequisites as well. Our staff will assist applicants in this matter.

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  • Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary seeks to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ by equipping students to serve the Church and fulfill the Great Commission.
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