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Central Baptist Theological Seminary

Central has attracted a diverse and dynamic group of undergraduate and graduate students who are preparing their own unique and imaginative ministries in traditional church settings or for careers in non-profit services. Central is now among the fastest growing seminaries in the Unites States. 

Master's Programmes



Since 1901, Central has educated persons from diverse backgrounds in preparation for a wide variety of ministry and service contexts. Convinced that all persons should have opportunity to pursue service for God and humanity as God’s Spirit might guide them, inclusivity has been a valued quality of this school throughout its history.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

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Library services

The Shumaker Library at Central Seminary is an academic and professional library serving the information needs of the CBTS community and staging clergy. Home to over 80,000 volumes, the library collects broadly across the spectrum of Western Christianity with special emphases on the Baptist tradition, congregational health, and global Christianity. 


Central Baptist Theological Seminary is accredited by: The Higher Learning Commission’s North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Shawnee, Kansas, United States