Contact: Roberta Cox, 214/768-2335

May 27, 2004

San Antonio Master's Program Expanding Courses

DALLAS (SMU) - Southern Methodist University's Perkins School of Theology has received permission from The Association of Theological Schools, one of its accrediting agencies, to increase the number of courses being offered in the San Antonio Area Program. Located at University United Methodist Church, 5084 De Zavala Road, the San Antonio Area Program offers students preparing for leadership in the church an opportunity to begin study toward two different master's degrees – the Master of Divinity (M.Div.) and the Master of Church Ministries (C.M.M.). The Master of Divinity degree is designed for those considering parish ministry, while the Master of Church Ministries is designed for those interested in either Christian education or urban ministries. Perkins will now be able to offer as many as 48 credits for the Master of Divinity degree (85 credits required) and 24 credits toward the Master of Church Ministries degree (55 credits required).

Fall 2004 Course Offerings:
• Interpretation of the New Testament I
• Introduction to Theology
• United Methodist Doctrine and Polity
• The Pastor as Financial Leader

Spring 2005 Course Offerings:
• Interpretation of the New Testament II
• Church in Social Context
• United Methodist History
• Spirituality and the Human Life Cycle

July 1, 2004, is the deadline for both degree and non-degree applicants. Applications can be downloaded at:

For further information, contact:

Office of Admissions & Financial Aid, PO Box 750133, Dallas, TX 75275-0133
1-888-THEOLOG(Y), 214-768-2293 (e-mail) (Web address)


Perkins School of Theology is one of five University-related official schools of theology of The United Methodist Church. The school was founded in 1911 by the Methodist Episcopal Church South, now The United Methodist Church. Degree programs include the Master of Church Ministry, Master of Divinity, Master of Sacred Music, Master of Theological Studies, and Doctor of Ministry degree, as well as the Ph.D. in cooperation with SMU's Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences.