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Frequently Asked Questions

Why Dallas Baptist University?

DBU Mission Statement

"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11

Why should I choose Dallas Baptist University for my Master's in Education degree?

Dallas Baptist University is a uniquely Christian university that encourages all students to become servant leaders in their chosen fields. Being an educator is a true calling. Faculty and staff at DBU understand and seek to help students achieve their goals while also nurturing their spiritual development.

Does Dallas Baptist University have more than one campus?
There are four locations to serve you.

  • DBU main campus at 3000 Mountain Creek Parkway, Dallas, Texas
  • DBU Hurst-Colleyville at 110 Grapevine Highway, Hurst, Texas
  • DBU North at 2805 North Dallas Parkway, Suite 450, Plano, Texas


Application Procedures

How do I apply to the Graduate Programs at Dallas Baptist University?

  • You may apply to DBU online.
  • You may request a paper copy of our application be sent to you by calling 214.333.5242.


What is a Statement of Purpose?
The Statement of Purpose consists of several questions which help you put your goals into words and to explain why you wish to come to DBU. It also serves as your writing sample for the admissions process.


Who can I ask to do my Letters of Recommendation?
You can ask anyone other than a family member. Applicants often ask coworkers, supervisors, professors, pastors, community leaders, or anyone else they feel knows their work habits well.


What transcripts must I provide?
You must supply all your previous transcripts. Even if you took only a single course at a college, you must provide an official transcript from that college. For example, if you took a course at a community college prior to the university from which you obtained your undergraduate degree, DBU requires official transcripts from both.


What is the minimum undergraduate GPA that Dallas Baptist University will accept?
Students applying to DBU are encouraged to have a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.


Do I have to take the GRE?
Yes. Continuance in the program beyond the first six hours requires satisfactory scores on the Verbal and Quantitative or Analytical Writing sections of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).


What is the minimum GRE score required?
Applicants are encouraged to obtain

  • A minimum Verbal score of 400
  • A minimum Quantitative score of 400
  • A minimum of 4.0 Analytical Writing

Will any single requirement keep me from being admitted to the Graduate Programs at DBU?
No. Student applications are looked at from a holistic perspective to give applicants their best possible opportunity for success at DBU.


Will DBU accept my "unofficial" GRE scores pending the receipt of my official ones?
Yes. Applicants taking the GRE online will receive their "unofficial" score immediately. DBU will temporarily accept this "unofficial" score for admissions decisions prior to receiving your official score. It usually takes three to four weeks for your official scores to reach the university.


Where should I send my application materials?
Application materials should be sent to the Dallas Baptist University Office of Graduate Programs.


Is there a deadline for applying per semester?
DBU utilizes a rolling admissions policy. The Master's Degrees Admission Committee meets regularly throughout each semester.


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Flexible Scheduling

In what ways can I take Master's in Education classes at Dallas Baptist University?
Students at DBU have multiple opportunities to take advantage of unique and flexible scheduling to meet the needs of working adults. These include regularly scheduled night classes, Weekend Professional classes, mini-term courses, online courses, and hybrid courses.

What is a hybrid class?
A hybrid class is the marriage of a regular class and an online class. Students meet on campus for some of their class meetings. The rest is done online.

How are the Weekend Professional classes structured?
Weekend Professional classes are structured in various ways - one weekend each month or first half of semester.

What is a Mini Semester?
DBU offers multiple "mini" semesters that last for one to two weeks. Students can obtain three hours credit in a short period of time . College of Education students particularly enjoy mini semesters in January, May, August, and December.

What is an education program cohort?

A cohort is a group of students who progress through their program together. DBU cohorts usually meet in district or other school sites in their local area instead of the DBU main or extension campuses.


Do the cohorts take all of their classes in their school districts?
All cohort students must obtain at least six hours either on the main or other DBU campuses. The choice of when to do this occurs as a mutual decision between the cohort itself and the Program Director. These six hours are referred to as the Residency Requirement.

What are the pros of being in an education cohort?

  • Students participating in a cohort experience a built-in support system due to sharing the same courses and scheduling throughout their program. They get to know each other in an in-depth manner and share life experiences. They continue to support each other in the work place long after graduation.
    Cohort students, with advice from their Program Director, decide what classes they wish to take as a group each semester as well as the time, duration, and location of classes.
  • Students in a cohort have the opportunity of having classes delivered to them in their districts rather than on campus. This saves both gasoline and valuable traveling time. DBU professors deliver instruction at selected school sites within the students' districts.
  • Students in a cohort receive a university scholarship which amounts to one-third of their tuition per semester for courses they take with the cohort.


What are the cons of being in an education cohort?

  • In some instances a student may have transferred a course that the cohort wants to take during a certain semester. That could leave this student either without something to take or stepping out of the cohort to take a class in the regular program. The cohort scholarship does not apply to courses taken outside the cohort.

  • You cannot "pick and choose" which courses you want to take each semester on your own. You must make a mutual decision with your cohort. In other words, you lose some independence in your course selection.

Are there financial advantages to being in a cohort?
Definitely! All education program cohort students receive a University scholarship which amounts to one-third of their tuition per semester.

Can there ever be additional cohorts for education programs?
Without a doubt! We are experiencing very rapid growth. Discussions are underway at this time regarding potential new cohort groups which could begin soon.

As new education program cohorts develop, they will be added to this web site with appropriate information.

Contact the Education Program:
214.333.5201

Contact the office of Graduate Programs:
214.333.5242 or
1.800.460.1328

 

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M.A. in Christian Education / M.A. in Teaching
M.A. in Christian Education / M.A. in Theological Studies
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M.A. in Christian Ministry / M.A. in Communication
M.A. in Christian Ministry / M.A. in Global Leadership
M.A. in Christian Ministry / M.A. in Student Ministry
M.A. in Christian Ministry / M.A. in Theological Studies
M.A. in Christian Ministry / M.A. in Worship Leadership
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M.A. in Communication / M.A. in Management
M.A. in Communication / M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction
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M.A. in Global Leadership / M.A. in Management
M.A. in Global Leadership / M.A. in Student Ministry
M.A. in Global Leadership / M.A. in Teaching
M.A. in Global Leadership / M.A. in Theological Studies
M.A. in Global Leadership / Master of Business Administration
M.A. in Management / M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction
M.A. in Management / M.Ed. in Higher Education
M.A. in Management / M.Ed. in Kinesiology
M.A. in Student Ministry / M.A. in Management
M.A. in Student Ministry / M.A. in Teaching
M.A. in Student Ministry / M.A. in Theological Studies
M.A. in Student Ministry/M.A. in Worship Leadership
M.A. in Student Ministry/M.B.A.
M.A. in Student Ministry/M.Ed. in Higher Education
M.A. in Teaching / M.Ed. in Higher Education
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Master of Business Administration / M.Ed. in Educational Leadership
Master of Business Administration / M.Ed. in Higher Education
M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction / M.Ed. in Educational Leadership
M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction / M.Ed. in Higher Education
M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction / M.Ed. in Reading and English as a Second Language
M.Ed. in Educational Leadership / M.Ed. in Reading and English as a Second Language
M.Ed. in Educational Leadership / M.Ed. in School Counseling
M.Ed. in Educational Leadership / M.Ed. in Special Education
M.Ed. in Higher Education / M.Ed. in Kinesiology
M.Ed. in Reading and English as a Second Language / M.Ed. in Special Education
 

Contact the Education Program:
214.333.5201

Contact the Office of Graduate Programs:
214.333.5242
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