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The history of Dallas Theological Seminary and Young Life go back as far as the beginning. Jim Rayburn, the founder of Young Life, graduated from Dallas Theological Seminary in 1940 with the ThM degree. While our world has changed since 1940, DTS's mission to equip godly-servant leaders remains the same. DTS aims to Teach Truth and Love Well, and we believe Young Life exemplifies this heart.


Starting with the Fall 2022 semester, any full-time Young Life staff members are eligible for a full-tuition scholarship, and part-time staff members are eligible for a 50% tuition discount. These scholarships can be applied to these DTS master's degrees (except for MBTS and CGS).


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Traditional In-Person
DTS has campuses and regional locations across the United States and around the world. Attend classes in-person and fellowship with other students and DTS professors.

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Distance and Online Option
Most of the DTS degree programs can be completed entirely online, allowing you to stay in your ministry while you study. 


Make the most of your Young Life Training and Ministry.

Young Life Training for DTS Course Credit

Up to 18 credit hours can be transferred from Young Life Training Courses.

wdt_IDYoung Life TrainingEquals DTS CourseApplied to these Degrees
1Introduction to the New TestamentBE5105 -or- NT5110ThM | MACE | MACL | MACP | MAAE
2Systematic TheologyST5103ThM | MACE | MACL | MACP | MAAE
4Minister as PersonPM5101ThM | MACE | MACL | MACP | MAAE
5Introduction to Youth MinistryEML ElectiveThM | MACE | MACL
6Leadership IEML ElectiveThM | MACE | MACL
7Leadership IIEML5105 -or- ElectiveThM | MACE | MACL
8Area Director SchoolEML5331 -or- ElectiveThM | MACE | MACL

BE-Bible Exposition | NT-New Testament | OT-Old Testament | PM-Pastoral Ministries | EML-Educational Ministries & Leadership

Young Life Ministry for DTS Ministry Residency Credit

Earn up to 12 hours of credit for the DTS Ministry Residency program within the MACLMACE, and ThM degrees if you are serving at Young Life for at least 25 hours weekly.

NEXT STEP – Begin the Application Process:

  1. Start Your Application: Click the link below and complete the online application.
  2. Use the Application Waiver code: Enter "younglife" in the application fee waiver box on the "Final Items" page of the application.
  3. Insert note: Enter "I am a Young Life staff member" at the bottom of the final items page to answer the question "Who or what prompted you to apply to Dallas Theological Seminary?”

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach us at [email protected] or 800-3-Dallas (800-332-5527).


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