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The Baptist Missionary Association Theological Seminary is a private religious institution located in Jacksonville, Texas. In 1950, the newly formed North American Baptist Association was invited by the Baptist Missionary Association of Texas to make the establishment of a seminary a priority. An elected board of trustees was authorized to locate a site, acquire property, secure a facility and solicit funds. Jacksonville, Texas was selected as the permanent site of the seminary and a groundbreaking ceremony was held in 1956. Classes began in 1957 with an enrollment of fifty-seven students from six states.

BMA Seminary is theologically conservative and regards the Scriptures as infallible and inerrant. The school continues its long affiliation with the Baptist Missionary Association of America, a fellowship of autonomous Baptist churches located primarily in the South. Besides its association with the seminary, the BMAA supports missionaries, a publishing house, a youth camp and a radio ministry. As of 2008, the BMAA consisted of 1287 churches and 126,056 members.

BMA Seminary currently enrolls 130 students. It offers programs leading to the following degrees: Associate of Divinity; Bachelor of Arts in Religion; Master of Arts (Religion); Master of Arts in Church Ministries; and Master of Divinity. Graduate students must complete all degree requirements within seven years of their initial enrollment in a particular program of studies. Several non-degree educational opportunities are also available. BMA Seminary is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. The Graduate Studies Division is accredited by the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada.

While the majority of students live off-campus in private housing, some school-sponsored housing is available. The campus-adjacent units consist of one-room efficiency, two-bedroom and four-bedroom apartments.

The Seminary maintains an extension site located on the campus of Central Baptist College in Conway, Arkansas, where it offers graduation education courses.

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