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Why study all 66 books of the Bible?

DTS values all sixty-six books of the Bible as the inspired, inerrant, and authoritative Word of God, and its accurate interpretation and appropriate application.


Seminary is a spiritual journey rooted in the Word of God.

DTS affirms that the seminary experience is foundationally a process of spiritual transformation, and at the center of that journey is the Triune God and his Word. In the ninety-five years since our founding, we have made teaching the Bible our highest priority. We believe that the Spirit of God works through the Word of God, which is why students in every single one of our professional ministry master’s degrees take eight classes that cover all 66 books of the Bible.

In addition, two-and-a-half years of Greek and two years of Hebrew enable ThM students to develop exegetical skills basic to their own inductive examination of the written Word.

The Turpin Library at DTS provides access to many hundreds of thousands of items, including a wide array of commentaries and Bible resources.


Further study from DTS Voice

Every scripture is inspired by God and useful for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness. (2 Timothy 3:16)


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.


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