About DTS

Accrediting Bodies

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

Dallas Theological Seminary is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award master's and doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4501 for questions about the accreditation of Dallas Theological Seminary.

Other than for questions about the Seminary’s accredited status, the SACSCOC should be contacted only if there is evidence that appears to support a significant noncompliance with a SACSCOC requirement or standard. Normal inquiries about the Seminary, such as admission requirements, financial aid, educational programs, etc., should be addressed directly to the institution and not to the Commission’s office.

Association of Theological Schools

Dallas Theological Seminary is accredited by the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada, and the following degree programs are approved: Master of Theology, Master of Sacred Theology, Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling, Master of Arts in Christian Education, Master of Arts in Christian Leadership, Master of Arts in Cross-Cultural Ministries, Master of Arts in Media Arts and Worship, Master of Biblical and Theological Studies, Master of Arts, Master of Arts (Biblical Exegesis and Linguistics), Master of Arts (Christian Studies), Doctor of Ministry, Doctor of Educational Ministry, Doctor of Philosophy.

The following extension sites are approved as specified:

  • Atlanta, Georgia
    Approved Degrees: Master of Arts in Christian Leadership, Master of Biblical and Theological Studies, Master of Arts (Christian Studies)
  • Austin, Texas
  • Approved Degrees: Master of Arts in Christian Leadership, Master of Biblical and Theological Studies, Master of Arts (Christian Studies)
  • Guatemala City, Guatemala
    Approved Degrees: Doctor of Ministry
  • Houston, Texas
    Approved Degrees: Master of Theology, Master of Arts in Christian Education, Master of Arts in Christian Leadership, Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling, Master of Arts in Cross-Cultural Ministry, Master of Biblical and Theological Studies, Master of Arts (Christian Studies), Doctor of Ministry
  • Knoxville, Tennessee
    Approved Degrees: Master of Arts in Christian Leadership, Master of Biblical and Theological Studies, Master of Arts (Christian Studies)
  • Manassas, Virginia (Washington, DC extension)
    Approved Degrees: Master of Arts in Christian Education, Master of Arts in Christian Leadership, Master of Arts in Cross-Cultural Ministry, Master of Biblical and Theological Studies, Master of Arts (Christian Studies)
  • San Antonio, Texas
    Approved Degrees: Master of Arts in Christian Leadership, Master of Biblical and Theological Studies, Master of Arts (Christian Studies)
  • Tampa, Florida
    Approved Degrees: Master of Arts in Christian Leadership, Master of Biblical and Theological Studies, Master of Arts (Christian Studies)

DTS is also approved for ongoing course offerings (less than 50% of the MA [Christian Studies] degree) at the Hong Kong Baptist Theological Seminary, New Territories, Hong Kong.

DTS is approved for a Comprehensive Distance Education Program.

The Commission contact information is:

The Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada
10 Summit Park Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15275 USA
Telephone: 412-788-6505
Fax: 412-788-6510 
Website: www.ats.edu