The Master of Arts in Biblical Exegesis and Linguistics (MABEL) prepares men and women to be Bible translators for unreached people groups, offered jointly with the Dallas International University.


The MABEL is a joint degree program between Dallas Theological Seminary and the Dallas International University  just south of the city of Dallas.

The Curriculum

The MABEL program offers a complete program in Old and New Testament studies at DTS, along with translation coursework through DIU.

Immersive Learning

See the many ways students are prepared for a lifetime of fruitful ministry.

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Dallas International University

Courses are offered jointly with the Dallas International University (DIU), an institution offering degrees in in cross-cultural service, linguistics, anthropology and world arts.

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Wycliffe Bible Translators

The Master of Arts (Biblical Exegesis and Linguistics) curriculum fulfills requirements for the first term of service with Wycliffe Bible Translators.

Stories from our community

God has placed our graduates in missions and translation work all around the world, from Papua New Guinea to the boardrooms of Dallas.

Dr. Todd Phillips’ Goal to Provide Clean Drinking Water to Liberia

Amado Lozano, Camino Global Missionary, Reaches Spanish-speaking Culture

Dr. Frank Glover’s Plans to Build Liberian Medical School

Program Details

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