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Dallas Theological Seminary

Dallas Theological Seminary (DTS) is an evangelical theological seminary located in Dallas, Texas. It is known for popularizing the theological system known as Dispensationalism. 



DTS was founded as Evangelical Theological College in 1924 by Lewis Sperry Chafer, who taught the first class of 13 students, and William Henry Griffith Thomas, who was to have been the school's first theology professor but died before the first classes began. 

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Student services


  • Placement Office for Graduating Students
  • Mail Services
  • Luke’s Ministry
  • Housing
  • Employment Opportunities
  • Dining
  • Copy Center
  • Book Center

Library services

DTS-DC students have full access to the Seminary’s library collections, including: Access to electronic resources and databases Borrowing privileges for hard-copy materials (generally scanned and emailed to you) Tech support Reference assistance Recommendations for theological libraries in the DC area, as well as reimbursement of fees paid to use approved libraries

Medical services

Health insurance is required for all Seminary students. DTS has chosen Academic HealthPlans to provide student insurance. 

Student Life

Student clubs


  • Arise – Women Student Fellowship
  • Black Student Fellowship
  • Chinese Student Fellowship
  • The Couch
  • Dallas Evangelism Fellowship
  • DTS Intramurals
  • EIKON – Art and Media Fellowship
  • Hispanic Society
  • International Student Fellowship Council
  • Spiritual Life Board
  • Student Council
  • Student Missions Fellowship
  • SWIM (Seminary Wives in Ministry)
  • Tuesday Morning Prayer
  • Start or Renew a Group


DTS was first accredited in 1944 by the Board of Regents, State Education Department of the University of the State of New York of Albany.

Dallas, Texas, United States

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