Preparation for organizational leadership roles in church, parachurch, missions, and marketplace contexts.

Contact Information

Dallas Location: 
1st Floor of Walvoord Student Center
 
Dallas Office Hours:
Monday-Friday 8am-4:30pm (Central)
 
General Advising Number: 
214-887-5080
 
General Advising Email: 
advising@dts.edu

Degree Overview

Total Hours66 credit hours
Degree Time Limit7 years from first DTS class
Real-time courses4 courses required
(Fully Online degree)
Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) 10 credit hours

0-20 Credit Hours

  1. Refer to the degree plan for your entering catalog as an overall guide.
  2. Register for core courses: BE5101, EML5101, ST5101, RS5101, and PM5101.
  3. Register for Spiritual Formation (SF5100 – Dallas, Houston, DC; SF5110 – Online/Extension locations). 
  4. Familiarize yourself with the Academic Success Resource Center for various tools and links to assist with your courses.
  5. Meet with an academic advisor to discuss:
    • What led you to DTS
    • What elective courses might be helpful to take
    • When, where, and what courses to take in Real-time in the coming semesters. (See the Real-Time Courses chart for more information.)

21-45 Credit Hours

How do I select 3-hours of Ministry & Communications elective? (MACL 2019 Catalog)

Ministry and Communication courses are upper-level electives taken in: PM, WM, EML, BC, MW.

  • What areas of knowledge do you wish to acquire?
  • What ministry skills do you need to develop or sharpen? 
  • In what type of role do you anticipate serving in the future? 
  • The DTS course schedule page will provide you with a list of courses available.
    • If you click “info” next to a course, you can see the course description and option to download the syllabus to understand what the course involves.
  • Academic advisors are available to help you identify possible electives specifically geared to equip you in your present and future ministry.
  • Dr. Phil Humphries is the MACL faculty advisor. (See, Educational Ministries and Leadership faculty here)

Should I do the Ministry Residency or Internship + Leadership Electives?

The Ministry Residency is limited to students serving in full-time vocational ministry. The internship requires fewer hours each week during the three-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. 

 InternshipMinistry Residency
Courses   (12 hours)

INT155/5150 (3 hours)

EML5330 (3 hours)

6 Hours of Leadership Electives

Fall: EML5801 (6 hours)

Spring: EML5802 (6 hours)

Semesters32 (Fall-Spring)
Hours7-10 hours per week30+ hours in local church or parachurch ministry
On-campusNot required

Fall: One-week in Dallas

Spring: One-week in Dallas

Start Dates

Starts any semester

(fall, spring, or summer)

Fall semester only
Internship & Residency Prerequisites
Credit Hours

30 hours completed

Courses

– Progress toward SF5100/5110

– EML5101

Internship Information

Phone Number: 
214-887-5264
Internship Email: 
internships@dts.edu 

46-66 Credit Hours

What is required for Graduation?

  1. Students must submit the Admission to Candidacy Application (including all references) by the deadline listed for each semester on the Graduation Information page.
  2. Confirm the Graduation Date listed in the system corresponds to your plan along with your Academic Advisor and Registrar’s Office. (Update graduation date here)
  3. Review/Confirm upcoming semester plans with an academic advisor to ensure all degree requirements are met.
  4. Students should indicate their plans to participate in spring Commencement using the Commencement Ceremony Participation application during the available dates and after being approved for Candidacy.

What if I’m interested in applying for various ministry positions or need help with other ministry/job plans after graduation?

Students may benefit from a meeting with Career Services to discuss their ministry resume, interview skills, and ministry opportunities. Students are encouraged to work with Career Services 9-12 months before graduation. 

Degree Worksheets

The following are degree worksheets specific to students who entered the MACL or reclassified to the MACL in the following academic years. If students have questions about their specific degree requirements or degree audit, students should contact their academic advisor.

After Graduation

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:

  1. Self-paced learning through Online Videos – All online courses and lectures are available for graduates to access through the Alumni portal. No application is required.
  2. Alumni nondegree – Graduates may take additional DTS courses as a nondegree student, either for audit or credit at a reduced rate. If students take courses for Alumni nondegree credit and want to use the course(s) toward another Master’s degree, then the student will need to pay the difference of tuition between the Alumni rate and current tuition rate.
  3. Pursue an additional DTS degree – Graduates may return to DTS to pursue a second Master’s degree or a Doctoral degree. Graduates must reapply through Admissions and previous DTS credits are reevaluated and remaining requirements are evaluated upon readmission. Doctoral degrees may require additional Master’s level work.