Teach Truth. Love Well.
Welcome to DTS Founded in 1924, Dallas Theological Seminary exists â€œto glorify God by equipping godly servant-leaders for the proclamation of His Word and the building up of the body of Christ worldwide.â€? In other words, we want to help men and women fulfill the Great Commission and the Great Commandment. DTS expanded to Houston in 1993 with seventeen students meeting in a donated classroom. Today the permanent facility houses a vast theological library and six technology-equipped classrooms, including a designated preaching lab. We launched the Washington, DC, extension campus in 2010. Since then, DTS-DC added several degree options, installed a basic theological library, and gained two full-time staff who share in shepherding the campus. Teach Truth. Love Well.
Contents About 03 Graduates 04 Faculty 06 Professional Ministry Degrees 08 Academic Programs 10 Dallas Campus & Housing 12 Dallas 14 Houston Campus 16 Washington, DC, Campus 18 Online & Class Options 20 Tuition & Financial Aid 25 Beliefs 27 Visit & Apply 28
Training Men & Women to Become • Immersed in Scripture • Enamored with Jesus • Equipped for the Church
Since our founding in 1924, we have made teaching the Bible our highest priority. That’s why students in our professional ministry master’s degrees take eight classes that cover all 66 books of the Bible.
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Alumni in 100+ countries
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Our Graduates We have more than 15,000 alumni serving in more than 100 nations spanning the globe. They are missionaries, pastors, educators, parachurch leaders, Bible translators, journalists, counselors, and servants of the Lord Jesus. To see more stories of our graduates like Chuck Swindoll and Priscilla Shirer, visit: www.dts.edu/profiles
Graduate Stories Julie Waters is the founding director of Free the Captives, a ministry in Houston that works with churches, law enforcement, and government agencies in the fight against modern-day slavery. Julie and her team educate thousands each year through trainings and conferences and work to rescue, restore, and employ victims. Dr. Frank Glover is an internationally recognized urologist, earning both his MD and his Doctor of Public Health in International Health from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. He was awarded Physician of the Year by the National Medical Association. His goal now is to build a medical school in Liberia to train resident doctors.
Our Faculty Not only are our faculty known for their competence as biblical scholars, teachers, and communicators, but they are also Spirit-led people of God who sustain a personal interest in their students. Our resident and adjunct faculty collectively hold over 225 graduate degrees from universities and seminaries around the world.
Years of service at DTS
Profs teach overseas
Darrell Bock (PhD, University of Aberdeen) has authored over thirty books. He serves as host of the seminaryâ€™s The Table Podcast, is a consulting editor for Christianity Today, and serves on the boards of Wheaton College and Chosen People Ministries. He has also been a New York Times best-selling author in nonfiction. Sandra Glahn (PhD, University of Texas at Dallas), associate professor of Media Arts and former editor-in-chief of the seminaryâ€™s award-winning DTS Magazine, has written more than twenty books, many related to bioethics, sexuality, and reproductive technologies. She has also traveled the world as a conference speaker, retreat speaker, and journalist. Rodney Orr (PhD, University of Edinburgh) served with Cru (Campus Crusade for Christ) for thirty-four years, seventeen of which were overseas. He taught at the Nairobi International School of Theology in Kenya and, as executive director, helped build Africa Leadership and Management Academy (ALMA), a graduate school in Zimbabwe.
Master of Theology (ThM) 120 Hours
The ThM program has 91 core hours, allowing you to customize the remaining 29 hours by choosing an emphasis.
Sample Emphasis Options
Professional Ministry Degrees
• Media Arts
• Bible Translation
• Ministry with Women
• Biblical Theology
• New Testament Studies
• Evangelism & Discipleship
• Old Testament Studies
• Pastoral Care & Counseling
• Intercultural Ministries
• Systematic Theology
• Leadership Studies
• Youth Education
and leaders in all areas of vocational Christian ministry
Master of Theology (ThM) Deeper preparation than a standard MDiv for pastors, missionaries,
MA in Biblical Counseling (MABC) 24
Integrates biblical principles with modern psychology for church,
institutional, or private licensed counseling practices MA in Christian Education (MACE)
For those serving in student, adult, children’s, and any other
teaching ministries Bible Exposition
Ministry & Communications
MA in Christian Leadership (MACL) Preparation for organizational leadership roles in church, parachurch,
missions, and marketplace contexts MA in Cross-cultural Ministries (MACM) Preparation for those called to serve in other cultures by learning
from veteran missionaries MA in Media Arts & Worship (MAMW) Brings biblical and theological insight to the arts for worship
leaders, writers, and other media practitioners
A portion can be completed online or at an extension site
General Academic Programs
Master of Arts (MA) Supplements previous seminary education or prepares for doctoral
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offered jointly with the Graduate Institute of Applied Linguistics
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Prepares those entering the highest levels of research, seeking to
Doctor of Ministry (DMin) Provides advanced training in biblically and theologically oriented
ministry to those involved in vocational ministry (also in Spanish)
MA (Christian Studies) (MACS) Ideal for workers who wish to be trained without leaving their
become scholars and educational leaders in the field
MA (Biblical Exegesis & Linguistics) (MABEL) Preparation for being a Bible translator for unreached people groups,
workplace or home countries (also in Chinese or Spanish)
Doctor of Educational Ministry (DEdMin) Helps educators develop the biblical rationale, sociological strategy,
and practical implementation of their ministry (also in Chinese)
Master of Biblical & Theological Studies (MBTS) Equips business leaders and laypersons to serve in the workforce, at
home, and in the church (also in Chinese or Spanish) Certificate of Graduate Studies (CGS) in Bible and Theology Offers an introduction to seminary coursework for laypersons in the
church (also in Chinese or Spanish) Master of Sacred Theology (STM) Provides advanced training for those who have already graduated
with a standard MDiv degree or its equivalent
A portion can be completed online or at an extension site
Dallas Campus & Housing The original, historical campus in Dallas is home to over 1,000 students of all ages, races, denominational backgrounds, and ministry goals. The Dallas campus offers traditional daytime classes for full-time students as well as evening, weekend, and intensive classes for remote and commuter students. We offer affordable housing in our two apartment buildings on campus: Washington Hall (with 89 apartments for single students) and Swiss Tower (with 159 apartments for married students). Find all of the theological resources you need at Turpin Library, home to more than 318,000 books, journals, and publications. All students receive Logos Bible Software and have access to the Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Office in the Media Center. Need a bite to eat or a cup of joe? Stop by Mitchell Dining Commons or HOPE Coffee, located by the Book Center.
Dallas is a dynamic and diverse modern city, part of the fourth largest metroplex in the US with a vibrant economy and low cost of living. Ministry Opportunities • Home to more than 6,000 churches • Home to more than 20,000 ministries Arts & Culture • The largest arts district in the US • Most restaurants per capita in the US with hundreds of cafés Economy • Home to 50 Fortune 1000 companies • 5th best job market city in the US
DTS-Houston serves a diverse student body from various ages, ethnicities, and ministry goals. With a team of twenty professors and staff members who office on campus—alongside faculty from Dallas—students receive the same quality education. Student Body • 45% female, 55% male • 220 students enrolled
• 85% part-time students • 25+ classes per semester
Flexible Degree Plan • Mostly evenings (once a week) or Saturdays (4–5 total sessions) • Daytime, hybrid, intensive, and online options available • 1–2 courses in The Woodlands each semester Generous Scholarships • $1,000 New Student Scholarship • Last Year Free for ThM students • Need-based and merit-based scholarships
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Washington, DC, Campus
The DTS-DC campus is conveniently located right off of I-66 at State Route 234 (Sudley Rd; Exit 47), near the National Battlefield Park. DTS-DC benefits from three full-time residential faculty, as well as seasoned professors who travel from Dallas or Houston to DC to teach classes on campus. Taking a class in DC is like taking a class in Texas—you get the real thing.
• 42% female, 58% male • 88% attend part-time • Average age: 42 • 60% with children at home • Students come from VA, DC, MD, PA, NJ, GA, NC, and WV
Flexible Degree Completion
• Saturday-only hybrid classes on the DC campus • Most classes require only three Saturdays per semester • Intensive courses offered in winter and summer
In addition to traditional class formats, we also offer flexible alternative ways to take classes:
• We offer three fully online programs (MACS, MBTS, and CGS). You can also complete up to two-thirds of each professional ministry degree online in a hybrid format. • We offer week-long intensive courses on our three campuses (Dallas, Houston, and Washington, DC) during summer and winter. • We offer weekend courses on our three campuses and at our extensions (Atlanta, Austin, Nashville, San Antonio, and other locations).
Tuition & Financial Aid Tuition Costs (2017–18)
Seminary Comparison (2016–17)
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• We offer hundreds of scholarships, including full-ride scholarships and Last Year Free for ThM students. • Went to Bible college? You may qualify for Advanced Standing, reducing your degree by up to one full year. • Tuition Management System (TMS) allows students to make monthly payments for the cost of tuition and fees.
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Eligible students receive financial aid
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DTS Desires Men & Women Who 1. Show evidence of saving faith in Christ 2. Have proven Christian character 3. Are endowed with appropriate spiritual gifts 4. Adhere 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 • the physical return of Christ
Come for a Visit Seminary preview days are held periodically at each of our campuses. We’re inviting you! Our upcoming Dallas, Houston, and DC preview days can be found at the link below. You can sit in on classes, worship with us in chapel, and chat with our faculty over lunch. Or, if you can’t make it to one of the official preview days, we would love to have you come for a personal tour.
Apply to DTS Required Information: 1. Online application 2. Personal character references from three individuals 3. Church reference 4. Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended*
Schedule at: www.dts.edu/visit
Apply at: www.dts.edu/apply
*The qualifying degree for a master’s level program is a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent, conferred by an accredited college or university. Exceptions to this requirement are limited.
Dallas Theological Seminary is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACSCOC, 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033; phone 404-679-4501) to award master’s and doctoral degrees. The seminary is also an accredited member of the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada (ATS, 10 Summit Park Drive, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15275; phone 412-788-6505). CTO SCHEV For the full statements of the seminary’s accredited status with SACSCOC and ATS, as well as for pertinent state authorizations, see the inside front cover of the seminary catalog or view online at www.dts.edu/accreditation. ADM27630