Study from where you live and serve

Courses at BSK are fully online and many are offered in the evenings.

Meeting just once per week, our work-friendly schedule helps students fit quality theological education into busy lives.

Discover why BSK is in the top 20 fastest growing theological schools in North America!

May 15 2024

BSK graduate hired as camp manager of American Baptist’s Blackhawk Camp

Cassie Buhlig graduated from BSK this May!

May 13 2024

Baptist Seminary of Kentucky will become BSK Theological Seminary

Baptist Seminary of Kentucky will be known officially as BSK Theological Seminary effective May 15.

May 03 2024

Crescent Hill Baptist Church celebrates BSK Sunday

Rev. Anastasia Holman will be preaching and Abby Sizemore will bring a greeting from BSK.

May 02 2024

BSK announces Wade and Jodi Rowatt Fund for Pastoral Care at annual banquet

Click here to learn more and to donate to the fund.

Apr 29 2024

Pastoral care scholar to join BSK faculty

Learn more about Dr. Peabody Smith here!

Apr 26 2024

Chapel will honor BSK graduates

BSK will honor 7 graduates ahead of the May commencement ceremony.

Apr 18 2024

Rural Ministry Program hosts “rural movie night” jointly with The Berry Center

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Apr 18 2024

Stillwell analyzes why the women who witnessed the empty tomb might have been afraid

Click here to read the article.

Apr 16 2024

Rev. Amber Inscore Essick and Intro to Worship class to lead Community Prayers

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Choose YourPath



Complete 3 courses to earn a graduate certificate. Choose from multiple subject areas.

These graduate-level courses can transfer into our MA or MDiv program if you choose to advance.

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Master of Arts

Master of Arts

The Master of Arts in Ministry Studies degree is designed for students to engage in theological reflection and study in a self-selected area of Christian ministry or theological studies. Choose your specialty.

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Master of Divinity

Master of Divinity

The M.Div. is a professional graduate degree program designed to prepare a student for leadership related to the local church or a Christian agency/organization. Optional concentrations are available in Black Church Studies and Pastoral Care and Chaplaincy.

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BSK isAffordable

BSK offers remarkably low tuition and strong financial aid.

Over 80% of our graduates emerge without any seminary debt.

Popular Areas of Study

Black Church Studies
Pastoral Care
Rural Ministry
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Black Church Studies

Black church studies at BSK provides a multidisciplinary lens for understanding the centrality of the Black church experience in African American history, culture and community life. Supported by the work of the Institute for Black Church Studies, students can pursue a certificate, MA or MDiv with this emphasis. All students at BSK are required to take a course in Black Church Studies.

Pastoral Care

Chaplains and pastoral counselors provide critical ministry to persons through hospitals, prisons, churches, the military and counseling centers. Ministers also find expertise in pastoral care to benefit the quality of their ministry. BSK has designed a program that provides training in pastoral care and counseling within the context of Master of Divinity studies. This emphasis enables students to take strong steps toward licensure or certification. A certificate in Pastoral Care is also available.

Rural Ministry

The Rural Ministry Program provides advanced theological and ministry studies for men and women who are preparing for life and ministry in rural congregations and communities. Rural congregations can play significant roles in their settings, contributing to the strength of families, the development of leaders, and the wider vibrancy of rural communities. In collaboration with the Berry Center, BSK offers an M.Div. with a concentration in Rural Ministry, as well as a for-credit BSK certificate in Rural Ministry.

Choose A Specialty (MA)

The Master of Arts in Ministry Studies degree is designed for students to engage in theological reflection and study in a self-selected area of Christian ministry or theological studies. Students are not required to choose from this list and can propose their own, but the following are a few potential specializations: Black Church Studies, Pastoral Care of the Congregation, Rural Ministry and Community Leadership, Social Ministry in the Past and Present, Preaching and Teaching in Congregational Ministry and more.


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BSK is accredited by the Association of Theological Schools (ATS).


Our partners empower our ministry.

BSK is blessed with a growing collection of partner organizations who share our passion for quality, relevant theological education. These partners help resource, support and propel our ministry.

Meet Our Faculty

Study with faithful, committed scholars.

The faculty at BSK include a diverse community of scholars who love the church. Meet the people who journey with our students as they seek to be formed for ministry and leadership.

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