The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary Graduate Program Reviews

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97%
of students recommend
(4.39 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 29 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC, + 2 more
  • Campus Setting: Suburb: Large
  • Student Population: 3,671 (975 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 15 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 44% part-time, 56% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $13,336
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

3.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Religious Studies
Graduation Year: 2016

I believe the pros of the graduate program at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary are the beliefs in which they teach. And though I understand and agree with the reasoning behind their choice not to allow Federal Aid, it is a con because it does limit me on my financial options.
3.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Religious Studies
Graduation Year: 2017

Pros - Cheap for a fantastic theological education. Cons - Can't really think of any!
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Religious Studies
Graduation Year: 2016

My graduate program has been absolutely phenomenal during my pursuits for my masters degree. The faculty on staff are incredibly gifted in their perspective field as well as personable to each student they come into contact with. I have nothing but praise and gratitude for this institution.
4.58 out of 5.0
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Degree: Religious Studies
Graduation Year: 2016

I do not have many cons about my graduate program. However, there are a couple and they all are centered around affordability. My school is located in the wealthier part of the city in which the apartment complexes that it owns must be able to compete with those owned by people not affiliated with the school. However, for someone who must pay for school and a place to live that can become burdensome and difficult to pay for. My school does offer a 50% discount to those affiliated with its religious convention, however aside from maybe one or two scholarships available to all students, financial aid is lacking. However, those two things concerning money, which are huge for many people, are the only two cons that I have with my school. The pros that I have could be listed for days. My school is academically and unapologetically rigorous but they do a phenomenal job of preparing men and women to go into their desired field. Not only that but the professors are helpful and supportive. They understand that their classes are hard but are willing to meet with students to help them succeed and pass. They are also approachable, often meeting with students for a meal in order to learn more about their students.
3.42 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Sciences
Graduation Year: 2016

Southern is one the leading seminaries in the country. I am glad I am a student there!
3.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Religious Studies
Graduation Year: 2015

This school is great as far as the content of material. It is a solid reformed school and the classes have been great. It has just been a full work load and doesn't leave a lot of time for other ministries when I do school full time.
4.42 out of 5.0
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Degree: Religious Studies
Graduation Year: 2017

The program is academically challenging, even for online students. If you're serious about getting the most out of the online graduate program experience, this is a great option.
4.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Religious Studies
Graduation Year: 2016

Pros: It is more inexpensive than a lot of graduate programs since there is a half off rate for Southern Baptist Church members. The professors have ministry and missions experience which makes them interesting to listen to. Cons: Louisville is an expensive place to live and the on campus housing is not any cheaper.
3.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Religious Studies
Graduation Year: 2017

The program is one of the strongest and most respected programs in the country in our field. The faculty are the most gifted scholars and offer truly excellent education.
4.25 out of 5.0
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Degree: Religious Studies
Graduation Year: 2016

The education, support, and quality of instructors are great. For graduate work, in-school financial aid (grants and fellowships) are virtually non-existent.
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