For those passionate about sharing their faith and defending truth in a winsome and gracious manner.
|Total Hours||69 credit hours|
|Degree Time Limit||7 years from first DTS class|
|Real-time courses||4 courses required |
(Fully Online degree)
|Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)||10 hours per academic year|
How do I select MAAE electives?
Students may select from the pre-approved electives listed on the MAAE Degree Worksheet. A few questions and options as you consider possible electives:
What should I do and know for my internship (INT5170)?
Students should anticipate spending 7-10 hours per week during the internship. The internship should be in the ministry setting and incorporate activities the student anticipates doing after graduation. The internship provides an opportunity to integrate classroom learning, sharpen ministry skills, and clarify the student’s future ministry direction.
The internship requires an application in order to be registered and will take time to complete. Students are encouraged to begin this internship application before registration opens for the semester in which they would like start.
34 hours completed
– Progress toward SF5100/5110
|Number of Semesters||2|
What is required for Graduation?
The following chart provides an overview of the required courses in the MAAE degree and when those courses will be available from Summer 2021-Summer 2022. PM5101 Christian Life and Witness is available in Dallas and occasionally at other locations but is available online (OL) every fall, spring, and summer.
A few MAAE courses have new names and numbers reflected on the chart below. Most courses will be offered on-campus in Dallas with a remote video (RV) section available for those living outside of Dallas or by live stream (LS) that meets once a week online. We are exploring additional course delivery methods in the future. We will update this chart on a regular basis to reflect changes to the schedule page, delivery methods for each course, and the regular rotation for these course beginning Fall 2022.
|Course# and Title||Professor (subject to change)||Semester Available|
|ST5605 –Foundations of Apologetics||Dr. Yoder||Spring 2022|
|ST5606 – Approaches to Evangelism and Apologetics||Dr. Richard and Yoder||Spring 2022|
|ST5610 – God and Evil||Dr. Yoder||Summer 2021, Fall 2021 (LS)|
|OT5640 – OT Reliability and Historicity||Dr. Johnston||Fall 2021 (LS)|
|NT5645 – NT Reliability and the Resurrection||Dr. Bock||Spring 2022|
|ST5650 – Capstone Seminar in Christian Apologetics*||Dr. Bock, Johnston, and Yoder||Summer 2022|
* This course should be taken in the student’s final year. Prerequisites: Satisfactory completion of 30 hours in the MAAE program, including ST5101, ST5605, OT5640, NT5645, and PM5101, unless given permission to enroll by the Theological Studies department.
Dr. Yoder shares about the purpose of the degree, course formats such as Live Stream (LS), how to select MAAE electives, and planning an internship.
The following are degree worksheets specific to students who entered the MAAE or reclassified to the MAAE in the following academic years. If students have questions about their specific degree requirements or degree audit, students should contact their academic advisor.
Master’s level students keep their current Logos Bible Software package. Future Logos updates or upgrades are the responsibility of each person and not done through DTS.
DTS graduates have three options for further training: