Frequently Asked Questions
Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary is Southern Baptist by theology but operates independently of the Convention. We hold tightly to the same beliefs but are not supported by the Cooperative Program as the SBC seminaries are.
We offer Associate, Bachelor, Master, and Doctoral level degree programs at Mid-America. Our degree programs focus on preparing students for full-time ministry in education, missions, or the local church.
Yes, we offer a monthly payment plan each semester as well as scholarship opportunities. We also work with churches and organizations who are helping students with their tuition costs. We do not accept Federal loans or grants since we desire to maintain our independence. View more scholarship information.
Yes. Mid-America offers housing at our Memphis campus. The Memphis apartment complex sits directly adjacent to our main campus with apartments available for approved students. There are 144 units comprised of one-, two-, and three-bedroom options.
Yes. Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary does not admit for degree-seeking study any student who has been divorced or who is married to a spouse who has been divorced before. However, students can explore degrees offered at The College at Mid-America (except the Associate of Divinity). View the full policy and biblical explanation.
Witness One:Seven is our practical missions program which we believe is a key component of a complete education for ministry. Witness One:Seven allows students to put their training into action by serving in local ministries. Students are responsible for spending a prescribed amount of time each week working in an approved ministry setting, and also for personal witnessing. Learn more about Witness One:Seven.
Yes. The degree programs at Mid-America are fully accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Learn more about our Accreditation.
Our faculty members are leaders in their fields with 100 percent having earned doctorates. They have 357 combined years of higher education teaching experience and have published 826 books, articles, and publications exploring a wide range of topics. What’s more, our faculty has a wealth of practical experience with 90 percent of our faculty members formerly or currently serving as pastors and representing 57 countries served in ministry, including every continent except Antarctica. View faculty bios.
Current tuition at Mid-America is only $325 per credit hour. Online and Summer-Term classes are $325 per credit hour. There is a $250 per semester Student Fee for residential or online students. Learn more about our affordable tuition and fees.
Yes. Our Student Life Department regularly schedules events that bring students together, sometimes even including faculty and staff.
Yes, but not for the ministry position of pastor. Mid-America admits female students to study in the fields of the Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling, Christian Education, Missiology, Theology, and Worship, and the Master of Divinity in Biblical Counseling, Christian Education, Missiology, and Urban Church Planting, and the Doctor of Ministry in Church Revitalization, Biblical Counseling, Missions, and Christian Education, and the Doctor of Philosophy in Church History, Missions, Education, and Biblical Counseling. View the full policy and biblical explanation.