The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

2825 Lexington Rd, Louisville, KY 40280-0001

School Details

Founded in 1859, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary is the oldest of the seminaries of the Southern Baptist Convention, located in Greenville, South Carolina. The seminary moved to Louisville, Kentucky, in 1877 and to its present campus on Lexington Road in 1926. Southern was one of the first theological institutions to pioneer doctoral-level study, and today Southern Seminary is one of the largest seminaries in the world and the largest of the denomination’s six seminaries.

Southern Seminary offers a full range of undergraduate and graduate degrees and certificates in biblical studies and theology, as well as Christian education and ministry. Southern Seminary Online Learning helps students from Mumbai to Memphis earn a Master of Divinity degree by taking online classes with the same world-class faculty that teaches on campus. And, through hybrid courses, distance students can also complete their degrees at Southern’s historic campus, enjoying the irreplaceable engagement and fellowship that characterize the on-campus experience.


Accreditation & Licensing

Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

School Overview

  • Sector Of Institution:
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:
    Southern Baptist
  • Highest Level Of Offering:
    Doctor's degree
  • Total Enrollments:
  • Percent Admitted:
  • Calendar System:
    Four-one-four plan



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