New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and Leavell College
Denominational Affiliation and Support
New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary is an entity of the Southern Baptist Convention and is given significant funding by the Cooperative Program.
All the faculty members of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and Leavell College subscribe to the Articles of Religious Belief and the Baptist Faith and Message 2000.
Funding and Endowment
The annual budget for NOBTS is $23.5 million, with a significant percentage provided by the SBC Cooperative Program. The support of the Cooperative Program is an annual allocation equal to the income of over $130 million of endowment. The Cooperative Program is the financial lifeline of the Seminary. The total Seminary endowment is more than $60 million.
The faithful financial support of Alumni and Friends makes it possible for thousands around the globe to hear the gospel of Jesus Christ. To support the ministry of NOBTS, please call 1.800.662.8701 or visit www.NOBTSFoundation.com.
Degrees and Programs
New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary offers associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees designed to prepare God-called men and women for Christian ministry. NOBTS also offers certificate ministry training programs.
The Seminary’s total student enrollment is more than 3,600, making NOBTS among the largest seminaries in the world. The three home states represented by the most students are Louisiana, Mississippi, and Florida.
Continuing Education conferences and intensives train more than 6,000 participants each year through Providence Learning Center and MissionLab New Orleans.
New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and Leavell College are accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, master, and doctorate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or by calling 404-679-4500 or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (www.sacscoc.org) for questions about the accreditation of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.
As a part of the Seminary, Leavell College is authorized to offer certificates, associate degrees and baccalaureate degrees.
New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary is accredited by the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools (www.ats.edu). The following degree programs are approved by the Commission on Accrediting: MDiv, MA in Christian Apologetics, MA in Christian Education, MA in Church and Community Ministries, MA in Counseling, MA in Discipleship, MA in Missiology, MA in Pastoral Ministry, MA in Worship Ministries, Master of Music in Church Music, MA (Apologetics), MA (Biblical Archaeology), MA (Biblical Studies), MA (Cross-Cultural Studies), MA (Theology), Master of Theological Studies, DMin, DEdMin, DMA, EdD, ThM, PhD
The Institution is approved to offer comprehensive distance (online) education.
The following extension sites are approved for more than 50 percent of a degree program but not complete degrees, except where specified:
Orlando, FL - Approved Degrees: MDiv, MA in Christian Education, MTS
Duluth, GA - Approved Degrees: MDiv, MA in Christian Education, MA in Worship Ministries.
St. Francisville, LA
Blue Mountain, MS
Olive Branch, MS
Additional Information: Beginning June 2016, the Board approved the school to offer roughly two-thirds of required coursework for its PhD program through synchronous video; initially approved as a three-year experiment, the Board has since granted ongoing approval (as of June 2019) for coursework in all PhD program specializations to be offered through synchronous online delivery.
The New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music.
New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and Leavell College has authorization to operate in the State of Florida under Florida Statute 246.083.
New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and Leavell College has met the requirements for exemption from applicable Georgia law as a religious institution.
New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary is an approved institution operating in a member state of the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA). California is the only state not currently participating in SARA, but NOBTS is exempt because we do not have physical classes there.
NOBTS is also authorized to offer classes toward Professional Doctoral programs in those states with approved extension centers as well as the states of Arkansas. Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas.
New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary is a member of the Louisiana Association of Independent Colleges and Universities.
New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary
3939 Gentilly Blvd., New Orleans, LA 70126
800.NOBTS.01 or 504.282.4455
www.nobts.edu • nobtsfoundation.com