About DTS

Welcome to Dallas Theological Seminary

Founded in 1924, our mission is, “to glorify God by equipping godly servant-leaders for the proclamation of His Word and the building up of the body of Christ worldwide.” In other words, we want to help men and women fulfill the Great Commission and the Great Commandment, or more simply: Teach Truth. Love Well.

What Makes DTS Distinct?

We praise God that he has raised up so many wonderful seminaries with strengths — such as carrying on theological viewpoints or serving denominational needs — but we feel privileged that God’s direction for DTS is simply to equip students with the truth of the Bible, trusting it to change lives.

biblical education Rigorous, Biblical Education

DTS affirms that the seminary experience is foundationally a process of spiritual transformation, and at the center of that journey is the Triune God and his Word. That’s why every ministry degree program at DTS covers all 66 books of the Bible and devotes an entire semester to studying the Trinity, ensuring that learning is inseparable from growing in Christ and being conformed to his image.

diverse community A Diverse Community

Every year DTS faculty reaffirm a common doctrinal statement which means students never have to wonder about the perspective of those under whom they are studying. Yet the student body is a rich mosaic of men and women from over 70 denominations who benefit from one another’s diverse traditions, ages, ethnicities, and future ministry goals.

missional purpose Missional Purpose

DTS values missions so highly that each spring an entire week of classes is canceled, just to give room for the annual World Evangelization Conference. Whether training pastors for the local church, developing leaders for the business sector, preparing Greek scholars, or equipping those tackling social justice initiatives, DTS remains steadfastly committed to the missional life.

A Few Statistics

Here are a few things you might not know about Dallas Theological Seminary


books of the Bible are taught in every ministry degree program


students enrolled at 8 locations and online (more student stats)


alumni from over 100 countries serving around the world


denominations represented, adhering to a common faith

A History of Dallas Theological Seminary

Click through the events below to find out more about where God has led DTS over its almost 100-year history.

Attending Seminary in Dallas

The city of Dallas is a thriving, diverse community offering students a variety of spiritual, economic, and recreational opportunities.

Housing Affordable Campus Housing

The Dallas campus has affordable housing, including a 10-story apartment building for families and a 7-story apartment building for singles, equipped with modern ammenities and a friendly, nurturing community.

Dallas Economy A Thriving Economy

Texas is the fastest growing state in the country, and Dallas has been ranked the #1 city in America for business growth three years in a row. We’d love to help you find a job or a church to get you started.

Walkable, Family-Friendly Campus

The original campus in Dallas is intimate, walkable, and friendly, and provides access to an extensive library. Conversations spring up at the café and on the large lawn where friends and families can play, read, and grow together.