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 ACU – http://www.arizonachristian.edu/
- Apply to Dallas Theological Seminary – http://www.dts.edu/apply/
- Take dual credit courses from DTS
- Graduate from ACU!
- Complete the remaining 60 hours at DTS
- Graduate from DTS!
|Master of Theology (ThM)||120||•|
|MA in Christian Leadership (MACL)||66||•|
|MA in Media Arts and Worship (MAMW)||66||•|
|MA in Chaplaincy and Ministry Care (MACP)||79||•|
|MA in Apologetics and Evangelism (MAAE)||69||•|
|MA in Christian Education (MACE)||66||•|
|MA in Cross-cultural Ministry (MACM)||64||•|
|MA in Christian Studies (MACS)||62||•|
Sample degree plans
Frequently Asked Questions
What ACU major do students need to be for the 4+1?
What ACU major do students need to be for the 4+2?
Bachelor’s in Biblical and Theological Studies—Biblical Languages.
Will students need to move to Dallas?
Yes, for the ThM or MABC. Other degrees might be fulfilled remotely and may extend the +1 nature of the partnership to fulfill electives.
How do students fulfill the Spiritual Formation requirements?
Students will do SF5110 Mentored SF in their final year at ACU. The application deadline for Fall SF5110 applications.
What grades do I need to earn in my classes?
Maintain a B or higher in the advance standing courses. Make an appointment with your ACU advisor about which courses apply to the 4+ 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?
The best time to apply is during the semester you anticipate the completion of your 90th credit hour.
Which MA degrees are part of the 4+1 programs?
All MA’s with the exceptions of MACP and MABC due to Practicum requirements. These two degrees are not formally part of the partnership but could be done in two-additional years if students relocate to Dallas and attend full-time.
Do ThM students need to do two Agape Projects?
Yes, this is required by all ThM students. Students will need to begin working on these their first semester at DTS and advised to do one in NT5105 Exegesis of Romans and BC5101 Pastoral Counseling and Ethics prior to their internship. Find more information about Agape Projects here.
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