Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary became a reality on May 19, 1950, by a vote of the Southern Baptist Convention meeting in Chicago, IL. To house the seminary, the Convention purchased the campus of Wake Forest College in Wake Forest, N.C. The property was originally obtained in 1832 by the Baptists of North Carolina in order to build a college for educating ministers. Southeastern trains Great Commission-minded ministers of the Gospel. The seminary is an institution of higher learning and a Cooperative Program ministry of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC).
Men and women can be equipped through 40 different programs with degrees ranging from associate's degrees to a PhD, including the flagship degree, the Master of Divinity (MDiv). Several bachelor's and master's degrees can be completed entirely online, including the MDiv.
Accreditation & Licensing
Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary is accredited by:
Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools (ATS)
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)