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Scott Swingle

Doctoral Admissions Counselor, Graduate Admissions


Las Vegas, Nevada


B.A. Biblical & Theological Studies – Biola University, La Mirada, CA
M.Div. – Trinity Evangelical Divinity School


I can help you with:

  • Doctor of Ministry (DMin)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Educational Studies, Intercultural Studies, and Theological Studies
  • Master of Theology (ThM)

About Scott

Born in Southern California, Scott was raised most of his life in Las Vegas, where he was baptized and called into full-time ministry.  He attended Biola Univeristy in La Mirada, California for his undergraduate studies, where he majored in Biblical & Theological Studies, sitting at the feet of many professors who had received M.Div’s or Ph.D’s from TEDS.  He also participated in Biola’s Great Books program, the Torrey Honors Institute, which sharpened his love for learning and evangelical intellectual engagement with the “Great Tradition” of Western civilization.  It was also at Biola that Scott gained a vision of the global church and a passion for the Great Commission, which helped lead him to seek an M.Div at TEDS.

At TEDS, Scott focused his studies on hermeneutics, biblical and systematic theology, and preaching.  His favorite professors were Kevin Vanhoozer, Don Carson, Lawson Younger, and Dennis Magary.  He was also active in campus life, living on campus all four years, and serving as a Graduate RA for two years.  It was while living on campus that Scott met his future wife, Jeanne Wu, a PhD/ICS student from Taiwan.  On January 1, 2011, they were married, and they now live on campus as they continue their studies.  Jeanne’s doctoral research is on the relationship between Chinese diaspora and short-term missions, while Scott is pursuing a ThM/ICS with a focus on religion and culture in the Middle East.  They have a heart for cross-cultural ministry, serving in a local Chinese church as well as an Arab refugee ministry in Lombard.

Scott also serves in the Academic Doctoral Office as the Document Assistant, where he edits PhD dissertations and proposals for style & formatting errors.  He hopes to someday pursue a PhD in systematic theology for the purpose of training pastors and missionaries who have little access to Bible training.

When not studying, serving, or counseling, Scott is likely to be playing or watching basketball, reading a good book, blogging about current events, or enjoying a good meal with his wife.