For those serving in student, adult, children’s, and any other teaching or administrative ministries.
|Total Hours||66 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 credit hours|
How often should I meet with an advisor or concentration faculty member?
Students are encouraged to meet with their assigned faculty concentration advisor throughout their program to discuss electives, future ministry, and possibly internship opportunities.
Students should meet with their academic advisor at least once a year to review previous courses and plan for the remaining requirements.
Should I do the Ministry Residency or Internship + Concentration Electives?
The Ministry Residency is limited to students serving in full-time vocational ministry. The internship requires fewer hours each week during the two-semesters and designed for students serving in a volunteer or part-time capacity.
Both the Ministry Residency and internship require an application. Ministry Residency applications are due in January for the upcoming year (ex. January 2020 for Fall 2020). The internship application is required the semester before starting.
|Internship||Ministry Residency |
|Courses (14 hours)|
INT165/5160 (2 hours) +
12 hours of Concentration Electives
Fall: EML5801 (6 hours)
Spring: EML5802 (6 hours)
+ 2 hours of EML electives
|Hours||7-10 hours per week||30+ hours in local church or parachurch ministry|
Fall: One-week in Dallas
Spring: One-week in Dallas
Starts any semester
(fall, spring, or summer)
|Fall semester only|
|Internship & Residency Prerequisites|
30 hours completed
– Progress toward SF5100/5110
What is required for Graduation?
What if I’m interested in applying for various ministry positions or need help with other ministry/job plans after graduation?
The following are degree worksheets specific to students who entered the MACE or reclassified to the MACE in the following academic years. If students have questions about their specific degree requirements or degree audit, students should contact their academic advisor.
Completion of the MACE at DTS qualifies students to apply for the Doctor of Educational Ministry (DEdMin) program. Students are encouraged to discuss their plans with EML faculty members, review the Admissions requirements for the DEdMin degree, and address specific questions to the DMin office: firstname.lastname@example.org
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: