If you desire to be part of a community which is well grounded in the tradition and which extends Christian hospitality to all, a community in which faith and practice join to form mature Christian leaders, then Seminary of the Southwest is the school for you!
Seminary of the Southwest forms creative leaders for the mission fields of the changing world. Southwest offers a rich intellectual environment and stimulating and challenging community for learning and formation.
The Very Rev. Cynthia Briggs Kittredge, ThD is the eighth dean and president of this, the second youngest Episcopal seminary, founded in 1952. Chair of the Board is the Rt. Rev. Dena A. Harrison, bishop suffragan for the Diocese of Texas.
Southwest provides excellent residential formation for ordained ministry; offers professional master’s degrees to a range of lay professionals in a range of denominations and faith traditions; and serves the church through innovative models for local formation and ongoing training. Ninety-eight students enrolled at Southwest for 2015-16.
Approximately sixty percent of students receive financial aid for tuition through the seminary’s scholarship aid and work programs. The average scholarship is $7,500 per year.
Our professors and instructors are dedicated teachers, thoughtful scholars, and models of leadership. Our staff is knowledgable and committed to the success of our students. You will find the faculty and staff to be accessible to students and intentional in their contributions to the strong community that is Seminary of the Southwest.
Graduates of Southwest do God’s work in parishes, dioceses, hospitals, non-profit organizations and in the armed forces and beyond. Our 1,200 + graduates are serving in 23 countries around the world, including 18 bishops serving in the Episcopal Church and in the Anglican Communion.
Seminary of the Southwest recently completed a successful major gifts campaign to address the needs for faculty endowment, scholarship endowments and annual fund surpassing its goal of $15.9 million.
The seminary’s annual fund has grown over the past five years from $400,000 to over $800,000 thanks to the generosity of alumni and friends of the seminary.
The 2016 budget is $6.6 million. The annual fund goal is $800,000.