In 1924 a group of students met to study under the noted Bible teacher Dr. Lewis Sperry Chafer. This spiritual meeting and learning experience would later grow to become the Dallas Theological Seminary. In 1935 the Seminary pioneered the four-year Master of Theology (Th.M.) degree, which is a year longer than the three-year Master of pinity (M.p.) offered at most other seminaries. The Th.M. focuses on the same theological courses offered in other three-year programs with an emphasis in systematic theology, Hebrew and Old Testament exegesis, Greek and New Testament exegesis, and Bible exposition.
Over the years the seminary grew to incorporate other programs centered on the spiritual world. There are now Master of Arts programs in Biblical Studies, Christian Education, Cross-cultural ministries and Biblical Exegesis and Linguistics; as well as a three-year program in Biblical Counseling. In addition to Th.M., M.p. and MA degrees, the Dallas Theological Seminary has Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) coursework to provide pastoral training for students. All programs are intended to prepare students for their future career endeavors—be it teacher, pastor, or other spiritual role, with curricula centered on God and his Word. In fact, every degree program covers all 66 books of the Bible and devotes an entire semester to studying the Trinity, ensuring that learning and religion grow hand in hand. Courses range in cost from anywhere between $435-$615 per credit hour, depending on program of study.
This mission is supported by accreditation from the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada. And DTS is staffed by a group of men and women dedicated to a Doctrinal Statement that commits their belief in biblical truth, a belief that they attest to at the beginning of each and every school year.
While the seminary dedicates its coursework to this doctrine, the student body is still a beautiful blend of men and women from over 70 denominations. And the 14,000+ alumni come from over 100 countries around the world, providing a full-time environment rich in diverse traditions, ages, ethnicities and cultures. The student body lives in the campus’ affordable housing, which provides apartments for both single students and families, nestled right in the great city of Dallas.
Sector Of Institution:Private, not-for-profit, 4-year or above
Highest Level Of Offering:Doctorate degree
Adult Age Enrollments:1,747
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