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Online Seminary

You don’t have to uproot to attend seminary. DTS has fully online programs designed to immerse you in the Gospel story in all 66 books of the Bible and prepare you to serve wherever God calls you.


Stay and make disciples

Join a committed group of men and women, doctors and lawyers, preachers and teachers, senior pastors and lay leaders, all coming together to study God’s word.


100% Online degrees

Earn your seminary degree entirely online with DTS, learning from the same professors who teach at our campuses.

62MACSMaster of Arts (Christian Studies)Study of all 66 books of the Bible
36MBTSMaster of Biblical and Theological StudiesFor business professionals and lay leaders
30CGSCertificate of Graduate StudiesIntroduction to seminary studies

Complete up to 2/3 of any degree online

You can complete the majority of our degrees online and earn the required face-to-face credits with intensives at one of our campuses.

Hybrid Ministry Degrees

Earn a ministry degree with a combination of online and live course work
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3-Day Block Courses

We offer special Thursday, Friday, Saturday courses on most of our campuses Block Schedule »


Come to Dallas and complete two courses in 5 days. SuperWeek Schedule »


Students from all over the world

Some of our online students came to Dallas to tell their stories. Here’s what they said.


Sample an online class

Select a course from our catalog below and you can watch lectures from our studios in Dallas.

BE105 Gospels Mark Bailey
Kingdom and Covenants
BE505 Kingdom and Covenants Dwight Pentecost
Life of Christ
BE510 Life of Christ J. Dwight Pentecost
Teaching Process
CE103 Teaching Process Michael Lawson
Spiritual Life
PM101 Spiritual Life Ramesh Richard
PM102 Evangelism Barry Jones
Orientation and Research Methods
RS101 Orientation and Research Methods Billy Todd, Vic Anderson, Jay Sedwick, Dorian Coover-Cox
Introducción a la investigación
RS101 Introducción a la investigación Billy Todd, Vic Anderson, Jay Sedwick, Dorian Coover-Cox
SL305 Leadership Andy Seidel
ST102 Trinitarianism J. Scott Horrell
Humanity and Sin
ST103 Humanity and Sin Nathan Holsteen
ST104 Soteriology Glenn Kreider
The End Times
ST106 The End Times Michael Svigel

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 as 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.