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Watermark Institute

Students who complete the one-year Watermark Institute with a B or higher grade and are accepted through DTS’s admissions process within five years will receive 12 hours of DTS seminary credit. Students can also receive additional Advanced Standing credit by taking course-by-course exams (up to 25% of a degree program). In addition, students can earn 12 additional credit hours through DTS’s Ministry Residency program if they continue to work full-time at Watermark during their studies.

Institute Credit Hours

wdt_IDDTS CourseHours
1ST5102 Trinitarianism3
2BE5102 OT History I3
3BE5106 Acts and Pauline Epistles3
4PM5101 Christian Life and Witness3

*Students may also earn additional credit (up to 25% of a degree) through through Advanced Standing exams.

Ministry Residency Program

wdt_IDDTS Ministry Residency ProgramHours
1EML5801 Ministry Residency I6
2EML5802 Ministry Residency II6

*To qualify for the Watermark Institute, students must be enrolled at DTS in either the Master of Theology (ThM) or MA in Christian Leadership (MACL), approved by Watermark, and register for these courses after completing the Institute.

DTS Program Offerings (2020-2021)

wdt_IDDegreeDegree NameHours
1ThMMaster of Theology120
2MABCMA in Biblical Counseling90
3MACPMA in Chaplaincy and Ministry Care79
4MAAEMA in Apologetics and Evangelism69
5MACEMA in Christian Education66
6MACLMA in Christian Leadership66
7MACMMA in Cross-cultural Ministry64
8MAMWMA in Media Arts & Worship66
9MACSMA (Christian Studies)62
10MBTSMaster of Biblical and Theological Studies36