The liberal arts university setting, with a variety disciplines in arts, sciences, and humanities, offers students opportunities to study for ministry in a liberal arts environment. Students have access to faculty and curriculum from a broad academic spectrum.

The theological university setting provides a cross-cultural training in the controlled environment of a theological school.

Some ministry students are interested in preparing for both ministry and secular vocations simultaneously. The university setting offers opportunity for bi-vocational training.


The types of degrees available to the student for ministry preparation are numerous. Various degree plans are designed for students who intend to secure ministry specific training in seminary or graduate school, students who are entering vocational ministry after training in or serving in another vocation, and students who want to major or minor in the various fields of theological education.

Affiliated Schools

Each of the universities has a department or school with faculty and curriculum designed to meet the needs of students training for ministry. Schools may offer one or more associate, baccalaureate, graduate and post-graduate degrees.

Baptist University of the Americas, Undergraduate

Baylor University, Department of Religion, UndergraduateGraduate & Post-Graduate

Dallas Baptist University, College of Christian Faith (Undergraduate) & Gary Cook Graduate School of Leadership (Graduate and Post-Graduate)

East Texas Baptist University, School of Christian Studies (Undergraduate)

Hardin-Simmons University, Logsdon School of Theology, UndergraduateGraduate

Houston Baptist University, Department of Christianity and Philosophy, UndergraduateGraduate

Howard Payne University, School of Christian Studies, Undergraduate & Graduate

University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, School of Christian Studies, UndergraduateGraduate

Wayland Baptist University, Division of Religion and Philosophy, Undergraduate & Graduate.


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