10 Reasons You Should Consider a Master’s Degree at DBU


Pursuing a master's degree is a big commitment but undoubtedly rewarding — especially when you're feeling called to continue your education and advance your learning and career.

The Graduate School at Dallas Baptist University implicitly understands your calling and commitment — and how an advanced degree can have a much more significant impact than just a competitive advantage in the workforce (although this is undoubtedly a benefit!).

Like all Dallas Baptist University degrees, the master's degree programs provide a Christ-centered academic environment that merges the deep exploration of faith and learning to take you to the next step in your career.

Whether you're heading to graduate school straight from undergrad — or if you're more seasoned in your career path and have felt the call to return to the classroom — DBU programs offer maximum flexibility without sacrificing quality.

10 Reasons That Make DBU a Wise Decision for Your Master's Degree

1. Each course is uniquely designed through a Christian lens.

No matter what you're studying, DBU developed each course to engage your degree's discipline through a Christian worldview. Powerful curriculum programs help you discover how faith completes your knowledge by giving it truth and purpose.

2. There are nearly 40 master's degree programs to choose from.

DBU degrees vary widely, with more than 35 programs ranging from Business, Counseling/Psychology, and Education, to Fine Arts and Communication, Leadership, Liberal Arts, Ministry, and Professional Development. The sky's the limit!

3. DBU degrees give you a competitive advantage.

Only 14% of the U.S. population possess an advanced degree. With a master's degree, it goes without saying that you'll be uniquely prepared to be competitive in your field and increase your earning potential, so you can truly be the change you wish to see. 

4. Degree programs lean into the heart of servant leadership.

The heartbeat and mission of a DBU education is to produce Christ-centered servant leaders who will change the world through whatever calling God has for them. So, all DBU degrees align with this strong commitment to servant leadership. Courses equip you for the roles you have today — and for those you will have in the future — with a heart for a higher, more eternal Kingdom impact that isn't limited by your job resume, portfolio, or 401K.

5. There's a like-minded community to connect with.

In the classroom and beyond, you will discover a robust network of fellow students and alums who share your passion and calling to change the world.

6. DBU campus life allows you to enjoy the view.

Even if DBU campus life isn't foremost in your mind as you consider a master's degree, it certainly doesn't hurt that graduate students get the opportunity to study on one of the most beautiful campuses in the area. The campus is welcoming and picturesque; you'll love being onsite if you're attending in-person classes.

7. The DBU location is highly strategic.

With easy, dual access to Dallas and Fort Worth, you can leverage incredible opportunities for job placement, internships, ministry, and cultural enrichment in a thriving economy in one of the fastest-growing regions in the United States.

8. Online degree programs are available.

If you're not near the DBU address — or if you just prefer to pursue your master's degree online — various online programs are available. Choose from Family Ministry, Management, Professional Development, Higher Education, and Learning Technologies. Plus, Music Education is coming online in Fall 2024, pending accreditation approval.

9. You'll become well-equipped for your new journey.

Faculty practitioners bring relevant, real-world experience to the classroom and effectively prepare you for the road ahead. Classes challenge you to expand your thinking through team collaboration and real-world scenarios that equip you to lead and serve.

10. DBU genuinely cares about its students.

With the heart for servant leadership at its core, DBU faculty and staff guide you every step of the way to become all that God has called you to be. Professors take a personal interest in you, even beyond the classroom, mentoring and shepherding you to success. 

Just take it from these testimonials from current students and recent graduates about what has made Dallas Baptist University's educational experience so powerful for them.

Nevertheless, each person should live as a believer in whatever situation the Lord has assigned to them, just as God has called them. - 1 Corinthians 7:17

God has placed a new journey before you — and Dallas Baptist University is ready to guide your next steps. Learn more about a master's degree that prioritizes a Christ-centered education by visiting our Graduate Programs page.

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