Graduates standing in Prestonwood Choir Loft prior to commencement

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Commencement Chapel, May 6

The Seminary's 2016 commencement festivities got underway with a special chapel service held at Scofield Memorial Church Friday morning. In the evening graduates and their guests gathered on campus for a Texas-style party with main course barbecue, baked beans, and peach cobbler for dessert.

Commencement Ceremony, May 7

On Saturday, Dallas Theological Seminary celebrated God's faithful work in the lives of more than 250 new graduates at commencement exercises held at Prestonwood Baptist Church. 

In total, 262 particpants received degrees with 18 countries and all of DTS's degree programs represented in this graduating class:

  • Master of Arts – 143
  • Certificate of Biblical and Theological Studies/Chinese Certificate of Graduate Studies – 9
  • Master of Theology (ThM) – 74
  • Doctor of Ministry/Doctor of Educational Ministry (DMin/DEdMin) – 18, including 4 from the Spanish-language program in Guatemala City
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) – 7
  • Master of Sacred Theology – 3
  • Dual Degrees – 8

For the names of all of the graduates, as well as a list of special honors and awards, see the commencement program.