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Training Men and Women to Become: Immersed in Scripture, Enamored with Jesus, and Equipped for the Church.

Overview

Walkable, family-friendly campus. Largest arts district in the U.S. Thousands of ministries.

Men and women, doctors and lawyers, preachers and teachers, senior pastors and lay leaders, all coming together to study God’s word in order to tell people about the truth of Jesus Christ.

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More details

Download or view our 2018-2019 catalog or viewbook to learn more about our faculty, students, and areas-of-interest around our campuses.

Catalog

This 2018–2019 catalog contains degree plans, course descriptions, faculty listings, and our doctrinal statement.
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Viewbook

Interested in learning the highlights about DTS? We invite you to explore photos and fast facts about community and campus life.
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Finances

Graduate from seminary debt-free

DTS has a wide variety of scholarships and tools to send you into ministry.

90% of students

Graduate without taking on any additional debt. See Tuition & Fees »

$4.6 million

Funding available to students. View our list of 150+ Scholarships »

Fall Deadline

Apply for financial aid by May 1 for fall scholarships. 

Spring Deadline

Apply for financial aid by November 1 for spring scholarships.»

Degrees

Programs designed to enhance your calling and gifting

Give us a call or email and we’ll help you find a program that best suits where God is leading you.

Degree Hours Dallas Houston DC Online
Ministry Master’s Degrees
Master of Theology (ThM) 120
MA in Biblical Counseling (MABC) 90
MA in Christian Education (MACE) 66
MA in Christian Leadership (MACL) 63
MA in Cross-Cultural Ministries (MACM) 64
MA in Media Arts and Worship (MAMW) 66
General Academic Programs
Master of Arts (TS, OT, NT majors) (MA) 60
MA (Biblical Linguistics) (MABEL) 62
MA (Christian Studies) (MACS) 62
Master of Biblical and Theological Studies (MBTS) 36
Certificate of Graduate Studies (CGS) 30
Doctoral and Postgraduate
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) 35
Doctor of Ministry (DMin) 30
Doctor of Educational Ministry (DEdMin) 39
Master of Sacred Theology (STM) 30
People

DTS grads teach truth and love well.

Our grads and students serve God’s kingdom in a variety of ways in churches, business, ministries, schools, homes, and neighborhoods.

Pastor Wayne Smith Leads Bethel Church of Houston
USAF Veteran Lavonne Shingler’s Ministry to Women
Alec and Amy Zacaroli Work Toward Purpose in Washington, DC
Karlos Lyons: Shaping While Studying in Seminary
Dr. Todd Phillips’ Goal to Provide Clean Drinking Water to Liberia
Dr. Josh Bleeker – Serving Leaders in Washington, D.C.
Doctrine

What we believe

DTS faculty affirm our full doctrinal statement every year, while our diverse community of students are centered around these seven core doctrines of evangelical faith.

Bible
the authority and inerrancy of Scripture
Trinity
the Trinity
Hypostatic Union
Christ’s full deity and humanity
Gavel
the spiritual lostness of the human race
Resurrection
Christ’s substitutionary atonement and bodily resurrection
Salvation
salvation by faith alone in Christ alone
Return of Christ
the physical return of Christ
Admissions

How to get started

The deadline for fall applications is July 1, for spring is November 1, and for summer is April 1.

Application Steps

Start

1. Submit Application

Begin your online application today. It should take about 2 hours.

transcripts

2. Send Transcripts and References

Collect college transcripts and references from church and others.

Committee

3. Committee Evaluation

DTS will review your application and respond within 2-3 weeks.

Register

4. Register for courses

When you receive your acceptance letter, you can plan your first classes.

Admissions Criteria

Faith

You show evidence of saving faith in Jesus Christ in your application testimony, and you adhere to the 7 core doctrines.

Character

Your references speak to your character and dependence on the Holy Spirit for life and work.

Gifting

You are endowed with appropriate spiritual gifts and involved in Christian ministry.

Academics

Previous education has prepared you for graduate theological education.

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