AT DTC, there is a serious concern for biblical, theological and missiological study, which is carried out both in the classroom and in private study. While excellence is not our main concern, it is an area in which we seek to maintain a level competitive with and complementary to other Christian colleges.
All our graduate programmes are accredited by the Asia Theological Association. In addition, students are involved in weekly practical ministry in a church or a Christian organization or with particular individuals. Every year staff and students go to another country for mission trips either as a team or individually.
GRADUATE PROGRAMMES ACCREDITED BY THE ASIA THEOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION
Master of Christian Ministry (MCM)
A 2-year programme for students who are graduates from tertiary institutions or have the professional equivalent and working experience. Students are required to obtain 60 credits.
Graduate Diploma in
Intercultural Studies (GDIS)
A 1-year programme designed for those who see themselves in ministry or work in a cross-cultural context. Students must be graduates from tertiary institutions or have the professional equivalent and working experience. Students are required to obtain 30 credits.
Master of Christian Studies (MCS)
Students who have completed the 2-year Master of Christian Ministry programme (or its former equivalent Graduate Diploma in Christian Ministry) with a minimum B+ average may take this programme, which is by dissertation only.
STUDY PROGRAMMES NOT ACCREDITED BY THE ASIA THEOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION
Diploma in Christian Ministry
This is a two-year programme for students who do not have a degree from tertiary institutions or the professional equivalent. Students are required to obtain 60 credits.
Certificate in Christian Ministry
Students who complete one full year of the Diploma in Christian Ministry may be awarded the Certificate in Christian Ministry. Students need to complete 30 credits.
Sabbatical Studies Programme
This is a course designed for those wishing to review, reflect and refresh through course attendance, writing or guided personal reflection or self-study.
Previously, DTC's Sabbatical Studies Programme was open to those with seminary training or who have served in the field, for example, as missionaries. But now, people who have recently retired from the marketplace or those contemplating a career change or making a life transition, can come to DTC and benefit from this programme.