Dallas Theological Seminary is proud to announce the new 60-hour Master of Arts degree with three majors: Old Testament Studies (MA-OT), New Testament Studies (MA-NT), and Theological Studies (MA-TS).
This new program is designed for men and women who want to supplement previous seminary education with discipline-specific training, those who are engaged in academic public square discussions (writing, social media, debate, etc.), and those desiring doctoral work in the U.S. or abroad.
“Students in DTS’s Master of Theology (ThM) receive rigorous original language training, but until now DTS did not have an MA-level program for Greek or Hebrew study or theological studies,” says Mark Yarbrough, vice president for Academic Affairs, and associate professor of Bible Exposition.
Applicants for the Master of Arts program will need to demonstrate significant Bible and theology competency, and they will enter DTS’s accelerated Bible and theology curriculum which offers seminar style classes that build community and allow students to go deeper into academic issues.
The “Academic MA” is part of several additions and updates to DTS’s degree offerings. These include the 36-hour Master of Biblical and Theological Studies (MBTS) designed to serve business professionals and laypersons serving in the workforce, at home, and in the church, and the updated Master of Arts (Christian Studies) (MACS) which is now offered completely online in both English and Chinese. In addition, the Last Year Free scholarship program bolsters DTS’s commitment to its 4-year Master of Theology (ThM) by offering free tuition for the final 24 required hours of the program (note: Last Year Free is currently only available to students enrolled in Fall 2016 or Spring 2017).
President Mark Bailey, states, “We at DTS hopes these degree updates continue to help us achieve our mission to, ‘glorify God by equipping godly servant-leaders for the proclamation of His Word and the building up of the body of Christ worldwide.’”