Admissions Preparation for your vocation begins here. Let the community you’ve been looking for prepare you for the work you are called to do. Master of Divinity – Become a faithful, flexible creative leader Master of Divinity, Latino/Hispanic Studies – Engage emerging edges of Hispanic/Latino ministry Master of Arts in Religion – Join a scholarly conversation for the theologically curious Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling – Explore the integration of psychology & spirituality Master of Arts in Chaplaincy and Pastoral Care – Cultivate the capacity to accompany the suffering Master of Arts in Spiritual Formation – Create space for spiritual reflection and practice Diploma in Anglican Studies – Combine classroom study with living and praying within an Episcopal community Special Student Status – Transfer a seminary course to another institution Admission Requirements An undergraduate degree is required for admission to a degree program Submittal of the online application Official transcripts of all college, graduate, and professional courses An autobiography A writing sample Three Letters of Reference MDiv or DAS applicants pursuing ordination, a letter of postulancy or letter of acknowledgement from your bishop or equivalent Payment of $55 application fee Meeting with a member of the Faculty Review Committee (in person or via phone) The online application can be found here. Questions / Concerns We are here for you! Please reach out to your assigned Enrollment Manager to discuss campus visits, application process, and financial aid options. MDiv, MAR, DAS, and SPEC daytime classes Beth Jordan: 512-439-0357 / firstname.lastname@example.org MCPC, MHC, MSF, and SPEC evening / weekend classes Britt James-Sauceda : 512-439-0374 / email@example.com Application Deadline Our application deadlines can be found here. Tuition Fall & Spring Full-time: $14,976 Fall & Spring Half-time: $624/credit (3 credits/course) Fees Lunch Plan: Daytime: $838 year / Saturdays: $292 year Student Services Fee: Full-time: $758 year / Part-time: $486 year Student Association Activity Fee: Full-time: $95 year / Part-time: $50 year Financial Aid Seminary of the Southwest is committed to helping its students graduate with little or no debt incurred as a result of attending seminary. Financial aid is awarded on the basis of need, and we strive to help students receive the maximum award possible under our policies. All full-time students may apply for aid in the form of tuition grants and work-study. Most MDiv students qualify for a grant-plus-work-study package covering up to 100% of tuition. How to Apply Application Forms Fast Facts Living and Learning in Austin: Seminary of the Southwest offers a tranquil campus in the heart of a vibrant city. Shaded by the huge, stately live oak trees that are an icon of Austin and occupying a single city block on the north edge of the University of Texas campus, Seminary of the Southwest provides both the advantages of a close, familiar community and those of a world-class city. Austin offers world-renowned music, education, cultural and fitness resources in a setting of beautiful terrain, rolling hills, rivers and lakes – all set in the midst of beautiful Central Texas and on the edge of the Texas Hill Country. Enrollment: One hundred eleven students were enrolled at the seminary for the 2015-16 academic year. Twenty-one Episcopal dioceses are represented. Dioceses range from Olympia, Southeast Florida, Western Michigan and Oklahoma to Colorado, Fort Worth, Maryland, Northwest Texas, Indianapolis, Texas and Arizona. The Southwest student body also includes students from a variety of other denominational and religious backgrounds. Institutional Effectiveness: Seminary of the Southwest forms students for the service of Christ in lay or ordained ministry. The institutional effectiveness of this formation is assured by the Faculty and Administrative Council which sets benchmarks for graduation rates, job placement rates, and retention rates. 2015-2016 Academic Year Graduation rates: 95%* (MDIV and DAS) Ordination rates: 100% (MDIV and DAS) Retention rates: 91% (MDIV, MAR, MAC, MCPC, MSF) Passing rate for State of Texas 2015 Counseling Exam (for MHC students): 100% *Based on incoming class for fall 2013 Visiting the Seminary Experiencing the always-generous hospitality of this community is the best way to explore the life of study, prayer and formation at Seminary of the Southwest. Campus Visits are designed for local and out of town prospective students. You may stay overnight in one of our comfortable guest rooms right on campus and a student admissions host will ensure that you get to experience as much of seminary life – classes, worship, common meals – as possible in the time you have available. 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