Seminary dual degree & cooperative programs

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

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

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 DIU.  Students wishing to take DIU courses as part of a master’s degree from DTS should register for them through DIU.

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 DIU undergraduate prerequisite requirements for enrollment in these graduate courses.

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

Students should apply for Graduate Admission at Dallas International as well as DTS.

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

A dual degree program is available through Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (SBTS) in Louisville, KY, and Dallas International University. Students will earn a Master of Arts with major in Applied Linguistics (Bible Translation concentration) from DIU 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
DIU undergraduate prerequisite hours* 15
SBTS graduate hours 73
DIU graduate hours 22
Total graduate hours 95

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

Courses to be taken at DIU* 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 DIU or SBTS:
At least 6 hours from DIU 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 DIU MA with a major in Applied Linguistics 37

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

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

New Saint Andrews College (NSA) and DIU have a cooperative agreement where DIU will accept nine hours of preapproved courses in Hebrew for DIU required graduate semester credit, and up to six additional hours of NSA Hebrew courses for DIU elective credit. NSA students may transfer from DIU to NSA, 21 undergraduate semester hours and 14 graduate semester hours. Contact the Academic Affairs Office at DIU 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
AL4410 Principles of Grammatical Analysis  4
Total Hours 15

All of the above courses can be taken in one term at DIU. 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 DIU.