Dallas Theological Seminary (DTS) and College of Biblical Studies (CBS) 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

Year 1-3:

Year 4:

  • Take dual credit courses from DTS
  • Graduate from College of Biblical Studies!

Year 5-6:

  • Complete the remaining 60 hours at DTS
  • Graduate from Dallas Theological Seminary!
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Degrees Offered

DegreeHours4+14+2
Master of Theology (ThM)*120
MA in Biblical Counseling (MABC)*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.
**You may begin this degree at a distance, but to complete this degree you will need to move to Dallas, Houston, or DC.

Sample degree plans


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