Degrees

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 


Program Comparison

PhDEdDDEdMinDMin
Description Highest level of academic studies for teaching in universities and seminaries Preparation for administrative leadership in schools and higher education Develops biblical rationale 
and practical strategies for
teachers and educators 
Advanced training for pastors
and leaders in biblical and theological
oriented ministry 
Hours 36 (Stage 2) 48 3930
Goal Scholars, teachers, and professors 
in 
Seminaries and universities
Administrators and educators 
in 
Universities and grade schools 
Teachers and educators 
in 
Schools, churches, and ministries
Pastors and ministry leaders 
in 
Churches and ministries 
Prerequisite Degree MDiv, ThM, or STM MACE or  
MEd + Leveling 
MACE or equivalent MDiv, ThM, STM, or MA + Leveling 
Format  14-week courses in Fall and Spring 14-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 
Language/ 
Research 
German and French Statistics 
Comprehensive Exams YesYes
Capstone Writing  Dissertation in 
biblical, theological, or linguistic studies 
Research project in academic administration Applied research project in 
educational setting 
Applied research project in 
ministry setting 

Application Dates

  • PhD Application Deadline: January 1 for Fall, September 1 For Fall 
  • EdD Application Deadlines: July 1 for Fall, November 1 for Spring 
  • DMin/DEdMin Deadlines: August 15 for Winter, February 15 for Summer

Contact Info:
Phone: 214-887-5040
Email: admissions@dts.edu

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