Seminary dual degree & cooperative programs


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Several leading seminaries partner with Dallas International to offer their students specialized degrees. Students interested in these programs should apply for Graduate Admission at Dallas International as well completing admissions requirements for their seminary. If previously enrolled at Dallas International, you will need to change your admission status to “graduate”.

Students should consult their academic advisors at their seminary and Dallas International before enrolling in classes for this program.

Calvary University

A cooperative program with Calvary University in Kansas City, MO, permits transfer of credits from Dallas International to Calvary. Students wishing to take graduate classes as part of a master’s degree from Calvary should register for them through Dallas International. The acceptance of Dallas International courses is subject to Calvary’s academic regulations and the approval of the student’s academic unit. For further information, contact the Admissions office at Calvary 800-326-3960.

Dallas Theological Seminary

Dallas Theological Seminary (DTS) in Dallas, TX, offers a Master of Arts in Biblical Exegesis and Linguistics (MA/BEL) and a Master of Theology (ThM) with an emphasis in Bible Translation. Both of these degrees include 18 graduate credit hours at Dallas International.  Students wishing to take Dallas International courses as part of a master’s degree from DTS should register for them through Dallas International.

Courses to be taken at Dallas International* Hours
AL5207 Field Data Management 2
AL5312 Discourse Analysis 3
AL5315 Semantics and Pragmatics 3
AL5316 Theory and Practice of Translation 3
AL5406 Field Methods and Linguistic Analysis 4
One approved elective 3
Total Dallas International hours 18

*See the prerequisites section below for information about Dallas International undergraduate prerequisite requirements for enrollment in these graduate courses.

Many students choose to earn an MA with a major in Applied Linguistics from Dallas International in addition to their DTS degree. This requires taking only 4 more graduate credit hours at Dallas International (22 hours total) and passing Dallas International’s comprehensive exam. Please consult your Dallas International academic advisor if you are interested in this opportunity.

Students should apply for Graduate Admission at Dallas International as well as DTS.  Your letter of acceptance and/or good standing from DTS will automatically waive Dallas International’s GRE requirement.

Be sure to talk with the following academic advisors if you are interested in these DTS/Dallas International cooperative programs:
Dr. Rick Calenberg is the DTS advisor for this program
Dr. Arden Sanders is the Dallas International advisor for this program

Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

A dual degree program is available through Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (SBTS) in Louisville, KY, and Dallas International. Students will earn a Master of Arts with major in Applied Linguistics (Bible Translation concentration) from Dallas International and a Master of Divinity in Missions and Bible Translation from SBTS.  Students will complete 95 graduate hours. This does not include any undergraduate or remedial prerequisites that may be required.

Summary Hours
Dallas International undergraduate prerequisite hours* 15
SBTS graduate hours 73
Dallas International graduate hours 22
Total graduate hours 95

Students will transfer up to 15 graduate credit hours from SBTS and pass Dallas International’s comprehensive exam to fulfill the requirements for Dallas International’s MA with a major in Applied Linguistics.  The following graduate courses are required to for the Dallas International degree:

Courses to be taken at Dallas International* Hours
AA5151 Cross-Cultural Teaching Seminar 1
AL5207 Field Data Management 2
AL5312 Discourse Analysis 3
AL5315 Semantics and Pragmatics 3
AL5316 Theory and Practice of Translation 3
AL5406 Field Methods and Linguistic Analysis 4
Courses that may be taken at Dallas International or SBTS:
At least 6 hours from GIAL and up to 15 hours from SBTS
AL5321 New Testament Greek for Translators 1 OR
AL5326 Biblical Hebrew for Translators 1
3
AL5322 New Testament Greek for Translators 2 OR
AL5327 Biblical Hebrew for Translators 2
3
AL5324 Principles of New Testament Exegesis OR
AL5325 Principles of Old Testament Exegesis
3
4 Electives (12 hours) 12
Total hours for Dallas International MA with a major in Applied Linguistics 37

*See the prerequisites section below for information about Dallas International undergraduate prerequisite requirements for enrollment in these graduate courses.

Students wishing to take Dallas International courses as part of this dual degree program should register for them through Dallas International.  For advising from SBTS, please direct inquiries to (502) 897-4680 or academicadvising@sbts.edu. The Dallas International academic advisor for students enrolled in the SBTS/Dallas International dual-degree program is Dr. Michael Boutin.

Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

Dallas International offers an MA with a major in Applied Linguistics and a concentration in Cross-cultural Service in partnership with Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (SWBTS) in Fort Worth, TX. SWBTS students can transfer 18 graduate credit hours from SWBTS toward this degree concentration.  Students should take the remaining 19 graduate credit hours at Dallas International and pass Dallas International’s comprehensive exam to complete their degree.

Summary Hours
Dallas International undergraduate prerequisite hours 15
SWBTS graduate hours 18
Dallas International graduate hours 19
Total graduate hours for Dallas International MA with a major in Applied Linguistics 37

Please view the Cross-cultural Service concentration on our MA with major in Applied Linguistics page for more information about Dallas International course requirements.  Students should register for Dallas International courses through Dallas International.  For a pre-approved list of courses to transfer from SWBTS please consult your Dallas International academic advisor. Dr. Michael Boutin is the current academic advisor for students in this program.

New Saint Andrews College

New Saint Andrews College (NSA) and Dallas International have a cooperative agreement where Dallas International will accept nine hours of preapproved courses in Hebrew for Dallas International required graduate semester credit, and up to six additional hours of NSA Hebrew courses for Dallas International elective credit. NSA students may transfer from Dallas International to NSA, 21 undergraduate semester hours and 14 graduate semester hours. Contact the Academic Affairs Office at Dallas International for more information.

Prerequisites


Prior to admission to the MA with a major in Applied Linguistics program, students are required to take or have taken elsewhere the following undergraduate courses.

Prerequisite Courses: Hours
AA4505 Second Language and Culture Acquisition  5
AL4302 Principles of Articulatory and Acoustic Phonetics  3
AL4303 Principles of Phonological Analysis  3
AL4410a Principles of Grammatical Analysis (a)
AL4410b Principles of Grammatical Analysis (b)
 4
Total Hours 15

All of the above courses can be taken in one term at Dallas International. Students wanting to take graduate level linguistics courses without being admitted to an MA program should check the prerequisite courses needed for each course they intend to take at Dallas International.