We are excited that you are interested in the possibility of becoming part of Central. We would invite you to explore all areas of our website to learn of the rich history and mission of the only seminary in Kansas! In this section of the website you will learn how to join other Central graduates to become leaders and serve in all roles of ministry: Senior Pastors, Chaplains, Missionaries, Church Planters, Denominational Officials, and Leaders in Ministry Organizations.
You will learn from a distinguished faculty that combines academic expertise with real-world practical ministerial experience. They are an integral part of the community life of the seminary.
Since 1901 Central has been educating men and women for positions of leadership with an emphasis on providing sound theological training. At Central we offer the following degrees:
Doctor of Ministry
Master of Divinity
Master of Arts (Theological Studies)
as well as a Diploma in Theological Studies
Central Baptist Theological Seminary provides seminary training of the highest quality. At the same time we are committed to that education being both accessible and affordable. We are intentional about keeping our costs low. We also acknowledge that, even with low costs, financial assistance is still a necessity for some. Quality ministry training and/or a deepened spiritual journey are not unattainable whatever your financial circumstances.
For an Master of Divinity or Master of Arts (Theological Studies):
Your cost per semester – approximately $3500
Value per semester – approximately $10,500
In addition to the tuition discount all students receive, a wide range of scholarships are available.
Courses are available at the following sites:
Currently we serve students nationally and internationally through programs in English, Spanish, Karen, Chin, Burmese and Korean. Check out our major emphasis areas – Congregational Health and Global Christianity to see how we understand the call God has for us today.
Class schedules are design to meet your needs:
I’m from Overland Park and in my last year of the Masters of Divinity Foundations program. I have appreciated that Central is concerned with us as whole people and is purposeful in equipping us as ethical, caring, conscientious and knowledgeable pastors. The courses have been academically rigorous, but also have required us to put our hearts and actions under a microscope. Being in classes with people from such diverse denominations, theological viewpoints, cultures and life experiences has also deepened and enriched the experience. Central has been a place of learning, training and stretching, and I couldn’t be more grateful for my time here.