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Samford University

Beeson School of Divinity

Birmingham, AL

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Overview

Samford University / Beeson School of Divinity is located in Birmingham, AL, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Arts in Theological Studies (MATS)
Juris Doctor/Master of Divinity (JD/M Div)
Doctor of Ministry (D Min)
Juris Doctor/Master of Arts in Theological Studies (JD/MATS)
Master of Divinity (M Div)
Master of Divinity/Master of Business Administration (M Div/MBA)
Master of Divinity/Master of Music (M Div/MM)
Master of Divinity/Master of Education (M Div/M Ed)
Master of Divinity/Master of Social Work (M Div/MSW)
Master of Arts in Theological Studies/Master of Social Work (MATS/MSW)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 39
Doctoral Degrees 7

Earning Your Degree

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

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees 2 Foreign Languages
Thesis Optional
Doctoral Degrees Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

56
Applied
55
Accepted
27
Enrolled
98%

Applying

35
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline February 15th February 15th No
Spring deadline October 1st October 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Requirements Earned undergraduate degree in any discipline, Minimum 2.5 G.P.A.
Doctoral Degree Requirements Earned Mast of Divinity Degree (or equivalent) with a minimum 3.0 G.P.A.

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 80

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition & Fees

$55,000
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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards February 15
Types of financial support available Scholarship and/or loans

Student Body

153
Total Graduate Students
3%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 0.65%
Black or African American 15.69%
White or Caucasian 79%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 0.65%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 0%
Unknown 0.65%

Gender

Male (74%)
Female (25%)

Faculty

16
Total faculty
Full-time - 14
Part-time - 2
Male (14)
Female (2)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Jonathan edwards, pauline theology, psalms, theology of preaching, global history of christian doctrine
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 800 Lakeshore Drive
Birmingham, AL  35229
United States
Contact Dr. Douglas A Sweeney
Dean, Professor of Divinity
Email: dsweeney@samford.edu
Phone: 205-726-2632

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