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Southeastern partners with Missouri Baptist University

MBU Partnership
BY SEBTS STAFF   02/02/2021

Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS) and Missouri Baptist University (MBU) are partnering together to provide undergraduate students with a seamless transition from a bachelor’s degree to the Advanced MDiv at SEBTS.


The goal of this partnership is to help MBU students gain the theological and ministerial courses they need in their undergraduate studies so they can more successfully transition into the Advanced MDiv program. 

“We are grateful for the work Missouri Baptist University is doing to equip the next generation of effective ministry leaders personally, spiritually and vocationally,” said SEBTS provost Keith Whitfield. Students coming to SEBTS from MBU will have an excellent biblical and theological foundation as well as develop practical ministry skills. Their background paired with the exceptional biblical, theological, and ministerial education they will receive by earning the Advanced MDiv from SEBTS, these students will be prepared to go anywhere in the world for the glory of Christ. It exciting to partner with MBU to train those who have answered the call to serve Christ and the church. We are proud to be in this endeavor with MBU.” 

The Advanced MDiv program is allows a student to graduate and enter the ministry more quickly. This is possible because the program assumes a person has significant undergraduate preparation in biblical and religious studies. This program trains and prepares the graduate for a lifetime of ministry. To find out more about admissions requirements and program specifics, please visit the Academic Catalog linked here. 

“MBU’s partnership with SEBTS will further prepare students for a vocation in ministry after building a firm foundation in ministry and scholarship at MBU,” said Dr. Matthew Easter, director Christian Studies at MBU. “The combined vision of MBU and SEBTS to train Great Commission-minded leaders for a life of ministry makes this partnership a natural fit. MBU students will not only graduate earlier and be able to opt for more electives but learn in a community that will also support them in their pursuit of ministry.” 

Counselors at both MBU and the SEBTS Admissions Office will be able to guide students through the process of applying and meeting the requirements of admittance to the Advanced MDiv program. 

Contact admissions@sebts.edu to find out more.  


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