4 + 1 Program
Earn a bachelor's degree from the College of Biblical Studies plus a Master of Arts (Christian Studies) from DTS in just five years.
Here's How It Works
- Apply to the MA (Christian Studies) at DTS before you enter the final year of your bachelor’s at CBS.
- Receive Advanced Standing for courses complete at CBS (15 hours).*
- Take Dual Credit classes at DTS during your final year at CBS (24 hours).
- Complete your remaining MACS courses (25 hours).
"Dual Credit" Courses (24 hrs)
+ Advanced Standing (15 hrs)*
+ Remaining MACS Courses (25 hrs)
= 64 hrs total
|DTS Course Corresponding||CBS Courses|
|BE101 Bible Study Methods and Hermeneutics (3)||MSMN1301 Bible Study Methods
or BIBL 3301 Advanced Biblical Hermeneutics
|BE102 OT History I (3)||BIBL1311 Pentateuch
or BIBL 3311 Special Issues in OT Historical Lit
|BE107 Hebrews, Generals Epistles, and Revelation (3)||BIBL1323 General Epistles & Revelation
or BIBL 3323 Special Issues in NT General Epistolary Lit. & Revelation
|ST103 Angelology, Anthropology, and Hamartiology (3)||THEO1313 Man, Sin, and Salvation|
|ST105 Sanctification and Ecclesiology (3)||THEO1314 Angels, Church, & Prophecy|
|Applicable Dual Credit Courses||Remaining MACS Courses|
|EML105 Teaching Process and Media Presentation (3)—E||BE103 OT History II (2)|
|HT200 History of Doctrine (3)||BE104 OT Prophets (3)|
|NT113 NT Introduction (2)||BE105 The Gospels (2)|
|NT101 Elements of Greek (3)—E||BE106 Acts and Pauline Epistles (3)|
|NT102 Elements of Greek (3)—E||BE109 Ruth, Psalms, Jonah, and Selected Epistles (3)|
|PM101 Spiritual Life (2)||SF100 Spiritual Formation|
|PM102 Evangelism (2)||ST101 Introduction to Theology (3)|
|PM103 Expository Preaching I (3)—E||ST102 Trinitarianism (3)|
|RS101 Orientation and Research Methods (1)||ST104 Soteriology (3)|
|WM101 Introduction to World Missions (3)—E||ST106 Eschatology (3)|
|Hours: 24||Hours: 25|
|TOTAL PROGRAM HOURS: 64|
“E” Denotes fulfillment of an elective in the MACS curriculum by a dual credit course. All other dual credit courses fulfill required courses in the MACS curriculum.
*In order to receive Automatic Advanced Standing, students must (a) earn a grade of "B" in the corresponding courses at DTS and (b) apply to the MACS at DTS within one year of completing a degree from CBS.
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