The Master of Sacred Theology (STM) provides advanced training for those who have already graduated with a standard MDiv degree or its equivalent.


The Master of Sacred Theology degree designed for those who have graduated from a standard three-year seminary program and desire an additional year of advanced studies in preparation for Christian service and advanced theological study including doctoral work.

The Curriculum

STM students can study in one of two options: the academic track or the ministry track.

Sample academic track courses include:

  • Hebrew Exegesis
  • New Testament Exegesis
  • History of Doctrine
  • History of Philosophy
  • Interpretive Progressive Revelation

Sample ministry track courses include:

  • Pastoral Theology and Leadership
  • Advanced Expository Preaching
  • Dynamics of a Christian Marriage
  • Theological and Psychological Foundations of Counseling
  • Spiritual Disciplines
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Immersive Learning

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Logos Bible Software

Every student at DTS receives a copy of Logos Bible Software customized with additional commentaries and resources, and DTS courses integrate Logos into assignments and learning.

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Financial Aid

Through our donors and Foundation, we are able to offer hundreds of scholarships to students every year.

Stories from our community

God has given our graduates incredible gifts that they express in their places of work, in their homes, and the churches where they worship.

Joe Parle on Urban Ministry

Jennie Allen Engages Women’s Hearts for Christ

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

Program Details

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