Prepare to faithfully fulfill your role in God’s global aim through home-context or international missions.

Contact Information

Dallas Location: 
1st Floor of Walvoord Student Center
Dallas Office Hours:
Monday-Friday 8am-4:30pm (Central)
General Advising Number: 
General Advising Email:

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 hours per academic year

0-20 Credit Hours

  1. Refer to the degree plan for your entering catalog as an overall guide.
  2. Register for core courses: BE5101, MIM5101, ST5101, 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 my MIM electives?

  • What areas of knowledge do you wish to acquire? (MIM55** elective)
  • What ministry skills do you need to develop or sharpen? (MIM54** elective)
  • Where do you anticipate serving in missions? (MIM53** elective)
  • What might be some of your responsibilities in ministry? (internship)
  • 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.
  • World Missions and Intercultural Studies faculty are available to help you identify possible electives specifically geared to equip you in your present and future ministry. (Please note: The MIM department name will change in Summer 2021 to Missiology and Intercultural Ministries.)

What should I do and know for my internship (INT5140)?

Students are required to complete an intercultural internship as a part of their program. This internship will be crafted on the basis of the student’s intended ministry objectives. Some portion of the internship might require an overseas component, depending on the student’s ministry goals. Students are encouraged to work closely with Dr. Bain to identify and develop their internship early in the program.

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.

Internship Prerequisites
Credit Hours

30 hours completed


– Progress toward SF5100/5110

– MIM5205

Number of Semesters2

Internship Information

Phone Number: 
Internship Email: 

46-64 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 with your Academic Advisor and/or 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.

Degree Worksheets

The following are degree worksheets specific to students who entered the MAIS/MACM or reclassified to the MAIS/MACM 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. Graduates must reapply through Admissions and previous DTS credits are reevaluated and remaining requirements are evaluated upon readmission.