Dallas Theological Seminary and Arizona Christian University strive to fulfill similar missions. Both educational institutions endeavor to impart biblical truth to students in order for them to grow in a deep relationship with Christ and to impact the world with the truth of the gospel in whatever area of ministry they are called.
How it works
- Complete your first 90 credit hours at Arizona Christian University
- Apply to Dallas Theological Seminary
- Take dual credit courses from DTS
- Graduate from Arizona Christian University!
- Complete the remaining 60 hours at DTS
- Graduate from Dallas Theological Seminary!
|Master of Theology (ThM)*||120||•|
|MA in Counseling (MAC)||90||•|
|MA in Chaplaincy and Ministry Care (MACP)||79||•|
|MA in Apologetics and Evangelism (MAAE)||69||•|
|MA in Christian Leadership (MACL)||66||•|
|MA in Media Arts and Worship (MAMW)||66||•|
|MA in Christian Education (MACE)||66||•|
|MA in Intercultural Studies (MAIS)||66||•|
|MA in Christian Studies (MACS)||63||•|
*Some classes may require travel to Dallas, Houston, or DC.
Sample degree plans
Frequently Asked Questions
What ACU major do students need to be for the 4+1 and 4+2?
The Bachelor of Arts in Biblical and Theological Studies.
How do students fulfill the Spiritual Formation requirements?
Students will do SF5110 Mentored SF in their final year at ACU.
What grades do I need to earn in my classes?
Maintain a B or higher in your ACU courses that will count towards DTS advanced standing. Make an appointment with your ACU advisor about which courses apply to the 4+1 or 4+2 program.
Can you apply with more than 90 credit hours?
Yes, but you must be a current student at ACU.
If I’m accepted to ACU, am I automatically accepted to DTS?
No. You will still need to apply at DTS. Apply at www.dts.edu/apply.
When should I apply to DTS for the 4+2?
You should apply to DTS during the semester when you are going to complete 90 hours, usually the spring of your Junior year. Please send in a transcript for the work you have completed (e.g., 75 hours) with your admissions application. Please note: you will need to send DTS an updated transcript with 90 or more completed hours before you begin your classes at DTS, and again when you have graduated from ACU.
I graduated from ACU, am I still eligible for the 4+1 or 4+2?
Eligibility for the 4+1 and 4+2 programs are limited to current ACU students. However, ACU graduates may sign up for course-by-course advanced standing. You can potentially earn 22 credit hours for an MA degree or up to 40 credit hours for the ThM.
Which MA degrees are part of the 4+1 programs?
See above chart.
Which ThM concentrations are available to pursue in this partnership?
Students can pursue any ThM concentration at DTS. However, certain concentrations may push students beyond the 120-hours in the ThM due to 9 hours of advanced standing credit.