Central Baptist Theological Seminary

Become a transformative leader with a distinctive, creative vision in the emerging, global Christian community. Live a more meaning-full and dynamic life through prayer, compassionate work and empathic action.

Our Seminary Programs

For over 100 years, Central Baptist Theological Seminary has lived out its mission, equipping and empowering present and future ministry leaders to serve God, humanity, and all creation. Through innovative programs and expert faculty, students are prepared to craft compelling visions of love and hope, to lead in times of change, and to form community through sharing and healing. Join our learning community. Find your place.


Graduate Degrees

Central offers Master's and Doctoral degrees in English and Korean for present and future leaders. Learn more about our programs in ministry, theology, chaplaincy and counseling.


Certificates & Diplomas

Certificate and Diploma programs provide personal and professional development training. We have programs in English, Korean, and other languages.


Lifelong Learning
평생 교육

Educational opportunities exist for anyone wanting to explore their faith for personal and spiritual formation. Audit a class or participate in a workshop to enhance your knowledge.

Student Reflections

My courses at Central have been a bright spot in this long night. Throughout my first year at CBTS and into my second year, I have developed a deep fascination with the Bible and studying it through various lenses including literary, historical, and cultural.

Sara Crocker, MDiv Student

Latest News & Posts

Alumni Spotlight: Lal*

Lal* began his ministry as a pastor at a church in Myanmar in 1992. He enrolled in the Doctor of Ministry program at Central Seminary in 2015 to continue developing his ministerial gifts to serve his congregation of over 2,000 members. In 2018, he completed his dissertation, Spiritual Formation for Chin Immigrants, and graduated from...
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An Expression of Solidarity

Central Seminary is a community blessed with students, faculty, and staff from a diversity of racial and ethnic backgrounds.  Currently, the majority of our students are of Asian background, due to a thriving Korean-language program, collaborative Doctor of Ministry programs with institutions in both Myanmar and South Korea, and immigrant and international students from both...
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Thinking of Myanmar during Holy Week

Every morning one of the first things I do is check my newsfeed to see what is happening in Myanmar.  Having visited there many times to teach at a partner seminary and thereby having had the privilege of meeting many teaching colleagues and students from across the country, I feel heartsick to see the violence...
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Want to learn more?

Our team at Central Baptist Theological Seminary is ready to help you. Complete the contact form to let us know you are interested in learning more about our school and programs. One of our team members will be happy to discuss your educational and vocational needs. Whatever educational background you bring, we can help you find the right pathway to your goals.