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DTS AND CRU

If you are a full-time Cru staff member, you can take your first class with DTS free. All you need to do is apply and be approved, and then we’ll help you register for your free class!

EARN CREDIT

Earn up to 12 hours credit for serving on CRU staff

If you’re serving on staff with CRU at least 25 hours weekly, you may be eligible for DTS’s dynamic Ministry Residency program within the MACL,   MACE,  and ThM programs. DTS comes alongside you, integrating readings and competencies with your ministry, and you earn up to 12 hours credit. You’re already doing the work, so why not get credit for it?

Take DTS courses for IBS credit

Taking classes with DTS (online or at one of our seven locations) can help you complete your IBS Core Courses requirement! The following classes count towards the IBS Certificate (download this chart). These are accredited graduate level courses:

Take DTS courses for IBS credit

If you need this IBS course… take this DTS course Available Online
Bible Study Methods BE101 – Bible Study Methods ☑︎
God/Bible/Holy Spirit ST102 – Trinitarianism ☑︎
Christian Worldview and Ethics ST415 – Theology and World Religions
or
ST615 – Ethics
 
Humanity/Christ/Salvation ST104 – Soteriology ☑︎
Church History HT200 – History of Doctrine
or
HT101 – The Church to the Modern Era
or
HT102 – Church in the Modern Era: Europe and America
☑︎
Old Testament Survey BE102 – Old Testament History I
or
BE103 – Old Testament History II
☑︎
New Testament Survey BE106 – Acts and Pauline Epistles ☑︎
Apologetics ST605 – Apologetics  
Introduction to Missions WM101 – Introduction to World Missions ☑︎
Biblical Interpretation Not Available – IBS Exclusive  
Biblical Communication Not Available – IBS Exclusive  
Doctrine Survey/Intro to Christian Theology Not Available – IBS Exclusive  

Transfer IBS courses to DTS

If you have taken this
IBS course(s)…
it counts for this DTS course toward this degree.
Bible Study Methods
and
Biblical Interpretation
and
Biblical Communication
Take all three IBS courses to receive credit for
BE101 – Bible Study Methods
or receive 1 elective credit hour per IBS course
Any Masters degree or CGS
God/Bible/Holy Spirit ST101 – Introduction to Theology
(receive 1 credit hour toward this 3-credit hour course)
Any Masters degree or CGS
Humanity/Christ/Salvation ST104 – Soteriology
(additional work required to complete ST104, which is a 3-credit course)
Any Masters degree or CGS, except MABEL
Doctrine Survey / Intro to Christian Theology

or

Church History
HT200 – History of Doctrine

or

1 credit toward both HT101 & HT102 (both courses are 3-credit courses)
HT200: MABEL, MACS
or elective in CGS, MBTS, ThM

or

HT101/102: ThM
or elective in CGS, MACS, MBTS
Old Testament Survey Bible Exposition elective ThM, MBTS, or CGS*
New Testament Survey Bible Exposition elective ThM, MBTS, or CGS*
Apologetics Systematic Theology elective ThM, MBTS, or CGS*
Leadership Track Educational Ministry & Leadership credit ThM, MACE, MACL, MBTS, or CGS*
Local Leader Training Educational Ministry & Leadership credit ThM, MACE, MACL, MBTS, or CGS*
Introduction to Missions WM101 – Introduction to World Missions ThM, MACM, MACS
or elective in MBTS, CGS

*May fit into other degree programs.

DTS. EVERYWHERE.

Choose from our campuses or extension sites

And if you want to earn a DTS degree, we have campuses in Dallas, Houston, and Washington, DC and extension sites in Atlanta, Austin, Nashville, and San Antonio. See which IBS courses can count toward a DTS degree.

On top of that, as a full-time staff member, you qualify for reduced tuition. Your tuition will be approximately 50% less than regular tuition!

To begin the application process, simply:

  1. Fill out the online application.
  2. On the “Final Items” page of the application, you’ll see a box for an Application Fee Waiver. In that box, please put this phrase: firstclassfree. Also, at the bottom of the same page there’s a box that says, “Who or what prompted you to apply to Dallas Theological Seminary?” Insert this note as an “answer” to that question: I am applying for the “First Class Free” offer. I am full-time CRU staff. Thank you for waiving the application fee!

If you have any questions, please let us know! You can reach us at admissions@dts.edu or 800-3-Dallas (800-332-5527).