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Degrees

The degree programs at DTS are designed to prepare godly servant-leaders for a wide variety of full-time ministry positions. The Master of Theology (ThM) includes the highest standard of training including languages and preaching, while the five ministry MA programs train students for specific ministries.

 

DTS Degrees & Programs

Each bar of color represents the number of hours devoted to that subject.

Biblical Studies
Theological Studies
Original Languages
Ministry training
Electives
General Courses
Name Hours Emphasis
Professional Ministry Degrees
Master of Theology (ThM) 120
bible theology languages ministry custom
MA in Biblical Counseling (MABC) 90
bible theology counseling
MA in Christian Education (MACE) 66
bible theology education
MA in Christian Leadership (MACL) 63
bible theology leadership
MA in Cross-cultural Ministries (MACM) 64
bible theology missions
MA in Media Arts & Worship (MAMW) 66
bible theology arts/worship
General Academic Programs
Master of Arts (MA-OT, MA-NT, MA-TS) 60
bible theology major
MA (Biblical Exegesis & Linguistics) (MABEL) 62
bible theology languages field prep
MA (Christian Studies) (MACS) 62
bible theology general
Master of Biblical & Theological Studies (MBTS) 36
bible theology general
Certificate of Graduate Studies (CGS) 30
bible theology general
1 year 2 years 3 years

Degree Locations

 
Name Hours Languages Dallas Houston DC Sites Online
Professional Ministry Degrees
Master of Theology (ThM) 120 Eng
MA in Biblical Counseling (MABC) 90 Eng
MA in Christian Education (MACE) 66 Eng
MA in Christian Leadership (MACL) 63 Eng
MA in Cross-cultural Ministries (MACM) 64 Eng
MA in Media Arts & Worship (MAMW) 66 Eng
General Academic Programs
Master of Arts (MA-OT, MA-NT, MA-TS) 60 Eng
MA (Biblical Exegesis & Linguistics) (MABEL) 62 Eng
MA (Christian Studies) (MACS) 62 Eng Esp 中文
Master of Biblical & Theological Studies (MBTS) 36 Eng Esp 中文
Master of Sacred Theology (STM) 32 Eng
Certificate of Graduate Studies (CGS) 30 Esp Eng 中文
Doctoral Programs
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) 35 Eng
Doctor of Ministry (DMin) 30 Eng Esp
Doctor of Educational Ministry (DEdMin) 39 Eng 中文

The Gospel Story in All 66 Books of the Bible

Every professional ministry degree at DTS includes a core of 20 hours in Bible instruction and 18 hours in theological education. That means you get to study every book of the Bible (including Obadiah!) and you get an entire semester devoted to studying God as Trinity.

ThM or MDiv?

The ThM program at DTS is a full year longer than other seminaries' MDiv programs. Graduates continually affirm that their outreach is broader and their spiritual life is deeper because of this extra year of study and spiritual formation.