Why Truett?

At Baylor University's Truett Seminary, our students are challenged by educational opportunities centered in the gospel of Jesus Christ, equipping them to pursue excellence in ministry and leadership, while also engaging in practices and events focused on holistic student development.

Incoming students continually point to Truett's academics (including curriculum and faculty), community life, affordability (over $5 million in scholarships awarded every year), and relationship with Baylor University as top reasons for choosing Truett. Click each of the links below to learn more about each of these distinctives and to hear from current and former Truett students about their experiences.

What Our Students Say:

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Abby Bennett

"Truett Seminary is a place that allows me to encounter the Lord through my academic pursuit of knowing Him better and preparing for ministry. It has become a safe place for me, filled with friends, faculty, and staff who truly care for me, my overall wellbeing, and my learning. I enter the building with confidence knowing that I will not be met with judgement for the pace of my learning or the content. Instead, the community at Truett fosters a place for diverse opinions and insights to be held with equal validity and respect. This has provided rich learning and depth as I hear from professors and peers as well as opportunity to understand others better. Truett is more than a building or a seminary. Truett is a community full of care, respect, and understanding that points its people back to the Lord."

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Hannah Vassar

"Truett has meant so many things to me—community, education, spiritual care, and it has been a safe space. Everyone at Truett—from the moment I walked in at orientation—has been very kind to me. From the third-years to the faculty, the ministers at Truett have been inclusive and have treated me like I belong there. Professors at Truett don’t just care about the student in an academic sense; they believe in the inherent worth of the people sitting in front of them, and that is easily communicated in the classroom. Professors want you to engage with them and want you to take advantage of their office hours, and on exams they do not try to trick you. Truett remains committed to its students in every area and does an excellent job of teaching students to care deeply about their personal faith and on their personal walk with the Lord."

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Tom Morton

"I was called to Truett Seminary out of a love for God and for people. I wrestled with what three plus more years of school would mean for my life, but I never could have imagined what God would do during this time. I am only in my second year, and God has shown me a faculty, staff, and student body whose heart is for the Church through the students. Truett has been a place of encouragement as I have worked to listen to God’s calling. It’s been a place of refinement as I have thought more critically about practically loving God’s people. It’s been a place of joy to go through difficulties with great people and see them on the other side, but also knowing they were with you in the midst. Truett Seminary is not just a physical place. From those who sit down in the first class to those who walk the stage and earn their degree, those people are Truett. Truett Seminary is a family."

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Sarai Muniz

"Truett is a place of community and fellowship. From classes to Chapel services to conferences, Truett provides the atmosphere to connect with classmates and professors. As a community, Truett walks alongside me to discern my ministry calling and equip me with the theological knowledge and practical ministry application. Truett supplies ministry connections to local congregations. Through Truett ministry connections, I serve a local Hispanic community. I am able to apply class studies to the ministry I serve in. Truett provides a wide range of classes and concentrations with opportunities to pursue a joint degree. With the different learning opportunities, I am equipped to enter my ministry area and thrive."

George W. Truett Theological Seminary