How much does seminary cost?

The cost per credit hour is $245.

How long does it take to get a degree?

We offer 3-year and 4-year programs for full-time students, though some students, depending on their work and family situations, may take longer to finish.

What are the housing options?

Our seminary office ( would be happy to connect you with housing leads in the area.

How do I apply?

Our application process is completely online. Click here to apply.

Can I transfer credits from other institutions?

If the credits from another graduate institution are C or above and correspond to the class requirements in our catalog, they can be transferred. For specific questions about course transfers, contact our registrar, Dr. Aloisi.

Do you have any programs for my wife?

We offer the Seminary Wives Institute. Wives of students are also able to take or audit DBTS classes free of charge and have access to Inter-City’s Monday night Bible Institute courses.

What job opportunities are there?

We compile a list of job opportunities in the surrounding area. Contact Ryan Meyer to access this list.

What degrees do you offer?

We offer MDiv and ThM degrees.

Do you have distance education?

We believe that the best seminary preparation occurs in person and want to have one-on-one relationships with each of our graduates. For this reason, we do not offer completely online degrees. We offer our ThM program to Michigan residents through distance education and our MDiv to students at select partner churches. Other than that, we do not offer online courses.

Are you accredited?

DBTS is approved by the Michigan Department of Education to grant degrees. Because DBTS is a ministry of a local church, we have not pursued accreditation. The lack of accreditation has not negatively affected our graduates’ ability to be placed into ministry. Our graduates have been admitted to seminaries like Westminster, Southern, The Master’s, Trinity, Dallas, Midwestern, and Puritan Reformed.

Are there opportunities for me to get involved in ministry?

Inter-City Baptist Church is a healthy and growing congregation with great ministry opportunities. There are also several church plants and church revitalization efforts by DBTS graduates in Southeast Michigan.

Couldn’t find your question on the list? Give us a call or send us an email! We would love to answer any question you have!