Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

5001 N. Oak Trafficway, Kansas City, MO 64118-4697

School Details

Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary is a four-year, private, not-for-profit institution located in Kansas City, Missouri. MBTS was founded in 1957 by the Southern Baptist Convention to prepare men and women to serve the church. The MBTS campus lies on more than 220 acres of wooded campus in Northland a few minutes away from downtown Kansas City. There are more than 100 Southern Baptist churches within a 20-mile radius of the campus. Kansas City offers many activities for students, including visiting parks, frequenting world-class museums and the art district, shopping, and dining at more than 80 restaurants. Students also enjoy frequenting Kansas City Chiefs and Kansas City Royals sports games. Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary is accredited by the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada and The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Demographics at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary are as follows:
•About 1,100 students enrolled (250 undergraduates)
•Student to faculty ratio of 15:1
•About two-thirds of undergraduates and graduate students study full-time
•Approximately one-third of students are female
•Nearly 80 percent of students are White
•About 56 percent of students are over the age of 25 years old
•More than 60 percent of students are from outside of Missouri
•The overall graduation rate is 44 percent

Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary offers Master of Divinity, Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Education, Doctor of Ministry, Master of Arts, Bachelor of Arts degrees, Associate’s degrees and certificates. The Master of Divinity degree is MBTS’s primary track for ministry preparation. Doctoral programs offer students opportunities for advanced research and preparation in Practical Theology, Christian counseling, and Biblical Exegesis. The Bachelor of Arts program offers majors in Biblical Studies, Christian Ministry, and Missionary Aviation. The MACCEL Program is an accelerated course of study for students with substantial life-experience. Students can also participate in Fusion, which provides a one-year course of study combining theological education with a semester of missions experience overseas. The Associate of Divinity program is an introductory program that prepares students for vocational ministry. Approximately 33 percent of undergraduate students and 35 percent of graduate students are enrolled in distance education. Students can earn three master’s degrees and one bachelor’s degree completely online.

More than 120 dorms and apartments are available for student living. Midwestern Seminary’s on-campus housing units consist of one-, two-, three- and four-bedroom apartments. On-campus housing varies from $340-$805 depending on the number of units in the apartment and amount of utilities paid in the housing unit. Student life at MBTS includes the Midwestern Evangelistic Team, women’s groups, Midwestern Mission Fellowship, Music Ministries, Student Body Association, and community service. The Midwestern Evangelistic Team engages in in street evangelism, door-to-door evangelism, and street preaching. The Midwestern Missions Fellowship meets 3-4 times per semester on Friday evenings for the purpose of fellowship. 31WOMAN is available to women as a resource for making connections with other female students on campus.

Approximately 90 percent of students who apply each year to Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary will be accepted for admission. To apply, students must submit an Application for Admission with a $25 application fee. Tuition and fees at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary vary depending on the program of study a student is enrolled in. Full-time undergraduate students pay about $6,075 in tuition fees per academic year and $950 for books and other supplies. Qualified Southern Baptist students pay $230 per undergraduate credit hour and Non-Southern Baptist students pay $300 per credit hour. All other undergraduate students pay $405 per credit hour. The average graduate student pays $4,824 per year in tuition and about $360 in fees each year. Qualified Southern Baptist students pay $215 per graduate-level credit hour while Non-Southern Baptist students pay $275 and all other students pay $380 per credit hour. All students enrolled in online or Internet-based courses pay $300 per credit hour. Doctoral students pay between $1,250 and $2,550 per semester for tuition depending on the program of study and whether they hold Southern Baptist standing.

About 92 percent of students at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary receive some sort of financial aid. The majority of financial aid is based on a student’s documented financial need. To determine financial aid eligibility, students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) using MBTS’ school code 002485. Once a student’s FAFSA has been reviewed and determined financial need, students will receive an Award Letter from the Financial Aid Office. If you are taking out a student loan for the first time, you are required to complete Master Promissory Note and Loan Entrance Counseling. Scholarships are available for returning students who complete the application form. Students are also encouraged to find aid from their home church or association.




School Overview:

  • Sector Of Institution:
    Private, not-for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Southern Baptist

  • Highest Level Of Offering:
    Doctorate degree
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