Criswell is a Christian college in Dallas, Texas, offering degrees at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Since its establishment in 1970, the college has played a unique and important role in Baptist and church life. Thankful for that legacy, we continue to build an institution of higher learning, with a diverse community of Christian, evangelical believers, that is devoted to academic excellence and spiritual vitality. Criswell maintains a credentialed and experienced faculty who are dedicated to ministry and to the church. The college’s relatively small size enables professors not only to instruct but also to mentor, providing students the opportunity to explore theological issues both safely and deeply and obtain the skills necessary to influence society. The college is devoted to student development, seeking to shape a student’s character and knowledge in many ways. At the same time, our students shape our community with their presence as they test their ideas and challenge and learn from their peers and mentors. We, therefore, choose our students carefully, for we are invested in their academic and spiritual development and the contributions they will offer to society.

Campus

Criswell College is located in Old East Dallas, a vibrant and growing community adjacent to Downtown Dallas.

Students

75% percent of Criswell’s students are male; 25% percent are female. 38% are African American, Asian, Hispanic/Latino, or Native American.

Faculty

95% of Criswell’s full-time faculty hold a Ph.D. or other terminal degree in their field, also representing a diversity of disciplines.

Student-Faculty Ratio

With a student-faculty ratio of 12 to 1, Criswell is a place where professors personally know and care about their students.

Degree Programs

With an expanding curriculum, Criswell undergraduate students choose from various degree programs. Students interested in a general education grounded in a strong biblical and theological foundation may pursue an Associate of Arts. Students at the baccalaureate level may pursue a Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies, Church Planting & Revitalization, Ministry, Psychology, or Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE) and a Bachelor of Science in Education. Graduate students may choose a Master of Arts program in ministry, counseling, or biblical and theological studies. The Master of Divinity is also available for those pursuing ordained ministry or for those who desire a more comprehensive ministerial education.

Student Life

Student life at Criswell is exciting and multifaceted. Between ministry opportunities, social activities, study groups, and special events, students never lack for something to do and learn during their time at the college.

Tuition And Aid

In 2014-2015, full-time beginning undergraduate students paid $7,870 in tuition and fees. 55% of these students received financial aid packages.

Accreditation

Criswell College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, and master’s degrees.

Programmes taught in:
  • English

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Executive courses

Criswell College

The goal of the Master of Divinity degree is to provide students with a biblical and theological foundation that can equip them to serve in any context of vocational mini ... [+]

The goal of the Master of Divinity degree is to provide students with a biblical and theological foundation that can equip them to serve in any context of vocational ministry. We strive to achieve this objective by ensuring that the curriculum provides students with the combined components of a Christian worldview as well as distinctly Baptist convictions. Specifically, then, students who graduate from this program will be prepared for activity in future venues such as the pastorate, chaplaincy, missions, or education.

Minimum Degree Requirements (90 Hours) Biblical Studies And Languages (39 Hours) BIB 501 Bible Introduction BIB 505 Biblical Hermeneutics GRK 501 Greek I GRK 502 Greek II HEB 501 Hebrew I HEB 502 Hebrew II NTS 501 New Testament Introduction I NTS 601 New Testament Introduction II OTS 501 Old Testament Introduction I OTS 601 Old Testament Introduction II ... [-]
USA Dallas
September 2019
English
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Criswell College

The Master of Arts in Christian Studies (MACS) degree is ideal for individuals called to ministry who have not previously had theological training. Whether a student stud ... [+]

The Master of Arts in Christian Studies (MACS) degree is ideal for individuals called to ministry who have not previously had theological training. Whether a student studies on campus or entirely online, the curriculum provides a basic knowledge of theology, church history, evangelism, and the Old and New Testaments. This degree builds a solid foundation for work in any area of ministry and equips students for leadership roles in local churches and for the mission field.

Minimum Degree Requirements (36 Hours) Core Curriculum (36 Hours) BIB 505 Biblical Hermeneutics EMS 501 Personal Evangelism THS 504 Spiritual Foundations THS 510 Systematic ... [-]
USA Dallas
September 2019
English
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The Master of Arts in Counseling, both non-licensure and licensure programs, are designed to prepare students to be wise and effective in counseling individuals, couples, ... [+]

The Master of Arts in Counseling, both non-licensure and licensure programs, are designed to prepare students to be wise and effective in counseling individuals, couples, and families, and to do so from a Christian worldview. These distinctively different programs emphasize the development of research-based skills and the study of psychology and counseling theories while encouraging students to grow in their Christian faith and maturity. Students are prepared to serve in Christian and secular settings such as the local church, Christian counseling ministries, colleges, private practices, psychiatric hospitals, and other mental health agencies and organizations. Graduates from the licensure program are eligible to apply as Licensed Professional Counselors in the state of Texas after passing the National Counselor Exam, Texas Jurisprudence Exam, and completing a 3,000-hour supervised internship.... [-]

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September 2019
English
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The goal of the Master of Arts in Theological and Biblical Studies is to equip students to be competent in the major areas of academic inquiry which pertain to the Old Te ... [+]

The goal of the Master of Arts in Theological and Biblical Studies is to equip students to be competent in the major areas of academic inquiry which pertain to the Old Testament, New Testament, and Christian doctrine. The curriculum focuses on biblical languages, the basic components of the Christian tradition, and thesis development, as well as distinct and intensive tracks in biblical studies, historical/systematic theology, or an interdisciplinary combination of the two. Consequently, students who complete this degree are prepared for further research in Christian scholarship and possible endeavors in other master or doctoral programs.

Minimum Degree Requirements (36 Hours) Prerequisites* EMS 101 Personal Evangelism GRK 201 Greek I GRK 202 Greek II HEB 301 Hebrew I HEB 302 Hebrew II NTS 101 New Testament Survey I NTS 201 New Testament Survey II OTS 101 Old Testament Survey I OTS 201 Old Testament Survey II THS 203 Systematic Theology I THS 301 Systematic Theology II THS 201 Church History THS 202 Baptist History and Distinctives Core Curriculum (12 Hours) BIB 505 Biblical Hermeneutics GRK 620 Greek Exegetical Syntax I HEB 620 Hebrew Exegetical Method I PHI 502 Philosophy of Religion Biblical Theology Study (3 Hours) One of the following: NTS 602 New Testament Theology OTS 602 Old Testament Theology Research Studies (6 Hours) RES 602 Thesis Research & Writing RES 603 M.A. Thesis ... [-]
USA Dallas
September 2019
English
Full time
Campus
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