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MASTER OF BIBLICAL AND THEOLOGICAL STUDIES (MBTS) Locations:

h Dallas

Hours: 36

h Houston

h DC

r Extensions

h Online

Languages: • English • Chinese • Spanish

This MBTS provides a flexible course of study for:

• working professionals or laypersons who desire a short program of seminary studies to equip them for effective ministry in the workforce, home, local church, or abroad;

PURPOSE:

• missionary candidates who anticipate service in nonprofessional ministries whose mission board requires graduate study in Bible and theology; • college graduates who want a shorter program of seminary studies as a supplement to their undergraduate work and are not planning on entering vocational ministry; and • spouses of current DTS students who want to complete a program of graduate seminary studies.

Goals

Students in the MBTS program will be able to: • demonstrate a general knowledge of the Bible, including a synthetic understanding of the major books; • evidence a general knowledge of theology; • evidence an ability to biblically and theologically support their views on a specific contemporary issue; • evidence an increasing likeness to Christ as manifested in love for God, love for others, and the fruit of the Spirit; and • evidence an interest and involvement in the local church or other ministries with which they are associated.

Admission Requirements

Admission requirements and application procedures for the MBTS are the same as for all programs of study at the seminary. (See the Admission section of this catalog.) However, since the MBTS is primarily designed for individuals who desire to enhance their biblical and theological foundation for lay ministry in professional contexts, admission to the program will normally be limited to those who meet this purpose. Transfer of up to 12 hours of credit is allowed toward the MBTS program from accredited graduate theological schools. Students must have earned a grade of C or better (2.0 on a 4.0 scale) for a course to be considered in transfer. Transferability of credits earned at this institution and transferred to another is at the discretion of the receiving institution. Consult the registrar’s office for information on eligibility for transfer credit.

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Profile for Dallas Theological Seminary

2019-2020 DTS Catalog  

This 2019–2020 catalog contains degree plans, course descriptions, faculty listings, and the doctrinal statement of Dallas Theological Semin...

2019-2020 DTS Catalog  

This 2019–2020 catalog contains degree plans, course descriptions, faculty listings, and the doctrinal statement of Dallas Theological Semin...