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Professional Master of Arts Degrees

focus on identity, community, integrity, and fidelity The groups also provide an atmosphere for prayer, fellowship, and the integration of learning with life and ministry.

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Because students participate with the same group during four consecutive semesters, they should plan their schedules so they may meet on the same day and at the same time each semester. Spiritual Formation is a noncredit, transcripted experience. Internship prerequisites include successful completion of SF100-1, EML101, and completion of half of their DTS course work.

Admission to Candidacy Students may be admitted to candidacy by action of the faculty for the MA in Christian Education degree, the MA in Christian Leadership degree, the MA in Cross-cultural Ministries degree, or the MA in Media Arts and Worship degree in the fall or spring semester prior to the semester/ term of degree conferral, or the semester prior to their participation in the Commencement ceremony. They must have a minimum grade point average of 2.0. Students may be admitted to candidacy by action of the faculty for the MA in Biblical Counseling degree. They must have a minimum grade point average of 2.0 and show reasonable promise for effective ministry in people’s lives.

In addition, students must evidence, to the satisfaction of the faculty, proven Christian character and adherence to the following doctrines: the authority and inerrancy of Scripture, the Trinity, the full deity and humanity of Christ, the spiritual lostness of the human race, the substitutionary atonement and bodily resurrection of Christ, salvation by faith alone in Christ alone, and the physical return of Christ. Students in all MA programs also must provide a written statement of church involvement from the local church regularly attended while in seminary and a reference form completed by a pastor or spiritual overseer. Those students who are required to complete an internship must demonstrate satisfactory progress toward the completion of all internship requirements prior to admission to candidacy, thereby evidencing ability and acceptability in Christian ministry. Admission to candidacy is valid for one year. Students who postpone degree conferral beyond one year from original admission to candidacy or who postpone participation in the Commencement ceremony until the following spring will be required to reapply for admission to candidacy.

Graduation Requirements

Candidates for the MA in Biblical Counseling degree must have completed 90 hours of coursework. Candidates for the MA in Christian Education degree must have completed 66 hours of coursework. Candidates for the MA in Christian Leadership must have completed 66 hours of coursework. Candidates for the MA in Cross-cultural Ministries degree must have completed 64 hours of coursework. Candidates for the MA in Media Arts and Worship must have completed 66 hours of coursework. Candidates must have a minimum grade point average of 2.0, and must evidence, to the satisfaction of the faculty, proven Christian character and adherence to the doctrines stated in the Admission to Candidacy section. Diplomas (or certificates) will not be released, transcripts issued, or placement assistance provided unless all financial obligations to the seminary and/or student loan program are current.

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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...