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Training men and women to become: immersed in Scripture, enamored with Jesus, and equipped for the Church.


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.


More details

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


This current catalog contains degree plans, course descriptions, faculty listings, and our doctrinal statement.


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


More scholarships, less debt

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

85% of students

Graduate without taking on any additional educational debt.

$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.


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.


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.

DTS Alum Alastair Howie’s Life Changing Decision
DTS Alumni Blaine Larsen’s Search for Truth
Chinzo Jargalsaikhan’s Passion to Bring Jesus to Mongolia
DTS Grad Tonya Neal Ministers to the Abused
Adam Derus: A Commuter Student Story
Once a Refugee, Now a Pastor

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.

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

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


1. Submit Application

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


2. Send Transcripts and References

Collect college transcripts and references from church and others.


3. Committee Evaluation

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


4. Register for courses

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

Admissions Criteria


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


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


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


Previous education has prepared you for graduate theological education.


We’d love to send you more information

This form will enable us to email you with details about your campus and degree program and followup with additional information customized to your goals.