The PhD offers the highest level of academic studies for teaching in universities and seminaries
The EdD prepares people for administrative leadership in schools and higher education
The DEdMin develops teachers and educators for biblical rationale and practical strategies
The DMin offers advanced training for pastors and leaders in biblical and theological oriented ministry
Distance Learning Options
DTS’s doctoral programs offer low residency options enabling students to earn their doctorate without moving to Dallas. The DMin and DEdMin can be completed entirely remotely. The EdD requires on-campus attendance for the short Orientation course, then the remaining courses have the remote option. For approved students in ministry, the PhD can be completed through video conferencing with a trip to the Dallas campus approximately once each term.
All DTS doctoral programs allow students to join courses remotely through real-time video conferencing, allowing rich interaction and discussion.
DMin and DEDMin courses take place over 6 months with pre-meeting work, a scheduled one-week intensive (in-person or online), and post-meeting assignments.
|Intended Vocation||Scholars, teachers, and professors in seminaries and universities||Administrators and educators in universities and schools||Teachers and educators in schools, churches, and ministries||Pastors and ministry leaders in churches and ministries|
|Hours||36 (Stage 2)||48||39||30|
|Prerequisite Degree||MDiv, ThM, or STM||MACE or MEd + Leveling||MACE or equivalent||MDiv, ThM, STM, or MA + Leveling|
|Term Schedule||15-week courses in Fall and Spring||15-week courses in Fall, Spring, and Summer||6-month courses with 1-week intensives in Summer and Winter||6-month courses with 1-week intensives in Summer and Winter|
|Distance Option||Real-Time Video and 1 week in-person per term (with approval)||Real-Time video and 1 in-person class to start program||Join intensive in-person or remotely (travel encouraged, but not required)||Join intensive in-person or remotely (travel encouraged, but not required)|
|Language/Research||German and French||Statistics||—||—|
|Capstone Writing||Dissertation in biblical, theological, or linguistic studies||Dissertation in academic administration||Applied research project in educational setting||Applied research project in ministry setting|
- PhD Application Deadlines: January 1 for Fall, September 1 for Spring
- EdD Application Deadlines: March 15 for Fall, November 1 for Spring, April 1 for Summer
- DMin/DEdMin Deadlines: August 1 for Winter, March 1 for Summer