Department Information

Walvoord – 1st Fl
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The Advising Center wants to help you make informed decisions as you progress toward graduation. MACM students often ask these questions:

1. What do I need to know as I plan toward completing the MACM degree?

Face to face requirementat least 22 hours
Locationanywhere at least 49% of the course is face to face with the professor
Courses for which to watch out(Work with Academic and the WM department to plan your degree.)Required and elective WM courses are typically offered fall and spring in Dallas, DC, and Houston. Watch for these in winter and summer sessions in Dallas, DC, or Houston.
Time Limit7 years from the start of your first course at DTS
Satisfactory Progress10 hours per calendar year
International StudentsF-1 and J-1 Visa students are required to study in Dallas.

See the course schedule to better understand DTS course offerings.

Ministry Formation Internship Prerequisites:

OptionsWhen to start?Course PrerequisitesNumber of Semesters
INT140 Ministry Formation InternshipAfter completion of 30 hoursSF100-1, WM2052


Students must complete the Internship Application for the 2-semester internship (INT140). Students should anticipate spending time overseas to complete their internship. The Ministry Formation Internship department walks students through the process here. Please contact the Ministry Formation Internship department directly with any questions you have, as they will be best equipped to help you.

2. How do I meet my 22-hour residency requirement?Students should be aware that most core and elective World Missions courses are regularly available on the Dallas, DC, or Houston campuses during . Students in the MACM program should contact the for more information regarding planned elective offerings.

Distance and online students should check the course schedule for WM required and elective courses; on the Dallas, DC, and Houston campuses, each registration period (October for winter and spring; March for summer and fall). Prioritize these and then look for required BE and ST courses that you can take face to face. Do not rush through the BE and ST courses online. Instead, start face to face courses your first year.

We have created a plan which allows students to satisfy residency and World Missions requirements for the MACM while spending only two semesters in Dallas, if students can complete SF110 Spiritual Formation (talk with SF staff) before this year and finish the ministry formation internship after this year.

WM205 (3 hours)WM210 (3 hours)
WM3xx (2-3 hours)*WM215 (3 hours)
WM4xx (2-3 hours)*BE1xx (3 hours)
WM5xx (2-3 hours)*ST1xx (3 hours)
BE1xx or ST1xx (3 hours)*see Catalog Requirements
Total: 12 hoursTotal: 12 hours

Use these resources to craft your own degree completion plan.

3. Graduation Information:

  • Enter a planned graduation date through the DTS Student Home page (click on your picture in the upper right hand corner, then update biographical information). Keep this updated!
  • Follow along with the Graduation page.

This page provides basic information. Academic Advisors are happy to come alongside you as you journey with the Lord. Schedule an advising appointment above.