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 (SACSCOC) 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 seminary and not to the Commission’s office.

The seminary is also 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: ThM, STM, MA in Christian Education, MA in Cross-Cultural Ministries, MA in Christian Leadership, MA in Biblical Counseling, MA in Media Arts and Worship, Master of Biblical and Theological Studies, Master of Arts (MA), MA (Biblical Exegesis and Linguistics), MA (Christian Studies), DMin, DEdMin, PhD.

The following extension sites are approved as specified:

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

Hong Kong Baptist Theological Seminary, New Territories, Hong Kong is approved as an ongoing course-offering site for less than fifty percent of the MA (Christian Studies).

DTS is also 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

DTS is a member of the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI), the Evangelical Training Association (ETA), and an af liate member of the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU).

DTS is nondenominational and seeks to serve those of like biblical faith in evangelical Protestantism. The faculty, governing boards, and students are members of various denominational or independent churches.