Do you have a strong background in biblical and theological studies? If so, you may be able to expedite your seminary education and reduce cost. We encourage you to explore the variety of opportunities listed below.

Advanced Standing – Reduction of Credit Hours

Candidates may qualify to reduce their degree program by up to 33% based on a current demonstration of competency. Reduction of credit hours may be obtained through Course-by-Course Advanced Standing.

Transfer Credit

Ministry Partner Credit

Substitution of Credit Hours

  • Course Substitution – This is not a course reduction option. But, undergraduate courses may be credited to specific DTS courses, allowing students to substitute higher-level courses in the department.