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Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond / Graduate and Professional Programs is located in Richmond, VA, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Divinity/Master of Science (M Div/MS)
Master of Divinity/Master of Social Work (M Div/MSW)
Master of Divinity/Master of Business Administration (M Div/MBA)
Master of Divinity (M Div) Biblical interpretation
Master of Divinity (M Div) Religious freedom
Master of Divinity (M Div) Justice and peacebuilding
Master of Theological Studies (MTS) Theological studies
Master of Divinity (M Div) Christian education formation
Master of Christian Ministry (MCM) Christian ministry
(Graduate Certificate) Theological studies
Master of Divinity (M Div) Theology
Doctor of Ministry (D Min) Ministry
Master of Divinity (M Div) Youth and student ministries

Degrees Awarded

Master's Degrees 15
Doctoral Degrees 2

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? Yes
Terminal master's degree available? No

Degree Requirements

Master's Degrees Thesis Optional
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam MAT (minimum score of 400)
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Field study, independent study
Other Advanced Degrees Thesis Optional



Application Fee - Domestic
applications accepted?
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline July 1st May 1st No
Winter deadline December 15th September 1st No
Spring deadline January 15th October 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Master's Degree Requirements BA/BS, minimum GPA of 2.2, 2 references, resume, official transcripts, writing sample
Doctoral Degree Exam MAT (minimum score of 400)
Doctoral Degree Requirements M Div with minimum GPA of 2.75, 3 years of full-time ministry experience, 3 references, resume, official transcripts, writing sample, personal statement
International Students Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 6

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Application deadlines for financial awards February 1
Types of financial support available Scholarship and/or loans

Student Body

Total Graduate Students
International Breakout (representing other countries)
Out-of-state students


Hispanic/Latino Not Reported
Black or African American 15.94%
White or Caucasian 76%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 5.8%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races Not Reported
Unknown 1.45%


Male (47%)
Female (52%)


Total faculty
Full-time (2)
Part-time (8)
Male (7)
Female (3)


Focus of faculty research: Biblical studies, pastoral care, church history, theology, ministry
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 8040 Villa Park Drive, Suite 250
Suite 250
Richmond, VA  23228
United States
Contact Dr. Linda M. Bridges
Email: lmbridges@btsr.edu
Phone: 804-204-1201
Fax: 804-355-8182