Preparation for students who desire to serve among the Jewish people. This degree is offered in conjunction with Messianic Jewish Theology Academy (MJTA) and Israel College of the Bible (ICB).

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 Hours74 credit hours
Degree Time Limit7 years from first DTS class
Real-time courses4 courses required
(Fully Online degree)
Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) 12 credit hours per academic year.

0-24 Credit Hours

  1. Refer to the degree plan for your entering catalog as an overall guide.
  2. Register for core courses: BE5101, ST5101, and OT5103 (or OT5101 if needed).
  3. Request Hebrew proficiency exams (if applicable). Students are expected to demonstrate proficiency for the first year of Hebrew (OT5101 and OT5102). If students are not able to do so, they will need to complete these 6-hours as leveling work and will be additional hours in the degree.
  4. Register for Spiritual Formation (SF5100 – campus; SF5110 – Online). SF5110 Mentored Spiritual Formation requires an application process and will take some time to complete. For questions about Spiritual Formation, please email: 
  5. Familiarize yourself with the Academic Success Resource Center for various tools and links to assist with your courses.
  6. Meet with an academic advisor to discuss:
    • What led you to DTS
    • What elective courses might be helpful to take. Review the elective information below 
    • When, where, and what courses to take in Real-time in the coming semesters. (See the Real-Time Courses chart for more information.)

25-50 Credit Hours

How do I select Jewish Studies electives?

Students have 21 credit hours of electives in the MAJS degree. At last 15 credit hours need to be specifically connected to Jewish Studies (MJTA, ICB, or other DTS specific courses related to ministry among Jewish people). The remaining 6 credit hours of electives may be taken from MJTA, ICB, or from the following areas at DTS:

  • NT courses
  • OT courses
  • BE courses

Students might consider the following questions to determine which courses will best equip them for their present ministry and future ministry contexts.

  • What areas of knowledge do you wish to acquire?
  • What ministry skills do you need to develop or sharpen?
  • Where do you anticipate serving? Are there contextual issues you should consider?
  • 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.

What should I do and know for my internship (INT5190)?

The internship is two-semesters and should be done in the context 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. If students have questions about the internship, they should contact the Ministry Formation department.

Internship Prerequisites
Credit Hours

37 hours completed


– Progress toward SF5100/5110

– MIM5210 or EML5105

Number of Semesters2

Internship Information

Internship Process and Overview: 
Internship Application Information:
Phone Number: 
Internship Email: 

51-74 Credit Hours

Main priorities during this time:

  1. Start or complete the ministry formation internship (see information above). 
  2. Review remaining degree requirements (including final electives or other core courses) with a DTS academic advisor.
  3. Apply for graduation (see below).

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.

Messianic Jewish Theological Academy (MJTA) Course Information

MJTA students will take courses in English with German translation provided by MJTA. The Spiritual Formation curriculum (SF5110) will be contextualized and translated into German and facilitated by a MJTA staff member. The Ministry Formation Internship material will also be translated into German. 

MJTA courses are taught live (either in Berlin, Germany or in Dallas, Texas) and also are available by remote video (on Zoom or Lifesize).

All MJTA courses are cross-listed as DTS courses and fully count as DTS credit.

MJTA courses will appear on the DTS schedule page with the course code JS5***. 

  • History of Jewish People
  • History of Judaism and Messianic Judaism
  • Introduction to Rabbinic Literature and Talmud
  • Synagogue Worship and Liturgy
  • History of Jewish-Christian Relations 
  • Literature of Second Temple Period 
  • Traditional Jewish Lifestyles 
  • Jewish Outreach and Apologetics 
  • Ministry in Jewish Contexts

Israel College of the Bible (ICB) Course Information

ICB will offer courses each semester with most courses in Israel available during designated DTS break (Fall-Reading Week; Spring-Spring Break). These courses will be treated as transfer credit. Each course costs $450.

  • Messiah in the Hebrew Bible
  • Jewish Perspectives on Jesus and the New Testament
  • Introduction to Rabbinic Literature
  • History of Jewish-Christian Relations
  • Introduction to Jewish Philosophy
  • Rebirth of Messianic Judaism in the Land of Israel
  • Survey of Jewish Biblical Interpretation
  • Rashi and Peshat Interpretation of the Bible
  • Biblical Geography
  • Biblical Archeology

Degree Worksheets

The following are degree worksheets specific to students who entered the MAJS or reclassified to the MAJS 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.