Preparation

Coursework Deadlines

Coursework

Coursework for fall 2019 graduates was due Friday, December 13 by 4:30 p.m. Coursework for spring 2020 graduates and summer 2020 graduates (participating in the 2020 ceremony) will be due Friday, May 8 by 4:30 p.m. 

For additional information or assistance contact the Registrar’s Office at registrar@dts.edu or 214-887-5350.

Test of Biblical and Theological Knowledge (TBTK)

The Test of Biblical and Theological Knowledge (TBTK) is a required test for all master’s degree graduates. (DMin, PhD, CBTS, and CGS graduates do not need to take the exam.) The final transcript showing the conferral of the student’s degree will not be released by DTS until this obligation is met.

The TBTK is a timed, online exam with a 75-minute limit. Graduates should complete the TBTK in their final semester of study. An email will be sent to the graduates with the necessary web links before graduation. Please check and make sure that your email address will accept messages sent from DTS.

Please contact Institutional Research (214-887-5200) with any questions.

Regalia & Graduation Memorabilia

While regalia is not required for participation in the virtual commencement ceremony, we recognize that many graduates may still be interested in purchasing their own DTS regalia as well as other graduation memorabilia. Regalia, class rings, diploma frames, and other graduation items are still available for purchase through the DTS Book Store. Staff at the Book Store would be happy to assist you with any questions you may have concerning graduation memorabilia. Please contact them at bookstore@dts.edu.

Class Gift

The graduating class of 2020 has voted to gift the seminary with artwork for the lobby of the new Chapel and Student Life Building being constructed on the Dallas Campus.

Donate here: https://students.dts.edu/studentlife/2020-commencement/graduating-class-gift/.

Faculty Excellence Voting

Each year, the graduating class chooses two members of the faculty to receive an award in “Teaching Excellence”.

Voting is open Monday, April 27 through Sunday, May 10.

Events

Virtual Commencement

May 30, 2020

Join the celebration at dts.edu/commencement

After careful and prayerful consideration, the seminary administration and board have decided to host a virtual Commencement and broadcast it online on Saturday, May 30 at 10:00 am. (CDT).

We hope this virtual graduation will provide our graduates with an opportunity to celebrate their academic achievements in a timely manner. Along with the decision to have an online celebration, the seminary has invited the 2020 graduating class to participate in the 2021 May Commencement exercises.

While we are saddened by the inability to host a physical graduation this year, we know our sovereign God is not surprised by these events nor uncaring of those who have invested so much to earn a DTS degree. We look forward to celebrating and honoring our graduates’ achievements together on May 30.

All graduates should have a received an email on Friday, April 24 containing a link to a virtual commencement form. The virtual commencement form must be completed by Sunday, May 10. If you did not receive this email and believe that you should have, please contact the Academic Dean’s Office (ado@dts.edu) immediately.

Post-Graduation

Diplomas

Diplomas will be printed and mailed directly to graduates in late May. In order to receive your diploma, please ensure your mailing address is updated on students.dts.edu/.

For further questions regarding diplomas please contact the registrar’s office at registrar@dts.edu.

Career Services

The Office of Career Services offers a lifetime of support for DTS graduates and provides consultation to graduating students, alumni, and ministries throughout the hiring process. Its services include assistance with résumé development, interviewing and candidating, and compensation guidelines. The Career Services office also assists ministries as they search for candidates and maintains a database of ministry opportunities through their Ministry Opportunities Listing. For more information, please visit the DTS Career Services website.