DBU Signs Articulation Agreement with Partnering Seminaries Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and Dallas Theological Seminary

Recently, Dallas Baptist University signed a partnership agreement with two neighboring seminaries within the Metroplex to collaborate in fulfilling their unified Kingdom mission: equipping Christian leaders to meet the needs and challenges of our world.

In these challenging times for higher education, some institutions are taking the opportunity to collaborate in fulfilling their unified Kingdom mission to equip Christian leaders to meet the needs and challenges of our world.  

Recently, Dallas Baptist University signed a partnership agreement with two neighboring seminaries within the Metroplex – Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and Dallas Theological Seminary. 

Plans for these agreements began to be discussed between institutional presidents last spring, and this fall semester the schools made the admissions process available to students. Preparing them for a diverse range of ministry contexts, graduate students currently enrolled in or having completed DBU’s MBA program can round out their degree with an M.Div. from either SWBTS or DTS, while seminary students can add to their M.Div. with an MBA from DBU. As a part of the agreement for the dual degree, specific courses are transferrable up to 12 hours between partnering institutions. 

“We are very pleased to be a part of this partnership with you,” shared Dr. Hedin at the most recent articulation meeting on the campus of SWBTS. “Particularly with all of the divisiveness in our world right now and in our nation, it is a joy to join together in a positive and hopeful opportunity.”

Dr. Denny Dowd, who serves as a special advisor to the President and leading participant in developing the partnership, shared his enthusiasm for the “increased opportunities” for graduate students that will result from obtaining this timely dual degree. “Our prayer is that through these agreements many DBU, SWBTS, and DTS students/graduates will be better prepared to impact the world for the Kingdom of God, and in turn, contribute to the achievement of the vision, through the fulfillment of the mission, of each of these schools.”

“This is a unique time for Christians to come together and join in making God’s Kingdom known on the earth,” said Dr. Adam C. Wright, DBU President. “We can do more together than apart, and we are hopeful that these joint partnerships between DBU and two outstanding seminaries in Dallas and Fort Worth will not only deepen our unity as institutions but also prepare our students to minister holistically to a broken world that needs the Gospel.”

For more information on this special arrangement, please contact the Graduate School at DBU at 214-333-5242 or graduate@dbu.edu.

Written by Dr. Michael Whiting

Dr. Michael Whiting is the Director of Written Content in University Communications at Dallas Baptist University.

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