ONLINE EDUCATION

Online Education is a part of Dallas Baptist University’s commitment to serve its students through a variety of effective methods in instructional delivery designed to meet the needs of students at a distance. DBU’s online education website (www.dbu.edu/online) provides a cadre of student resources and provides a daily connection to the campus. Links offer opportunities for the online education student to share in university life, including a special welcome, a look at DBU, the online Dallas Baptist University Undergraduate and Graduate Catalogs, and the latest online Schedule of Classes. Online education students enjoy a full range of DBU library services to enhance learning and may connect with the DBU Library (www.dbu.edu/library) for links to personal library assistance and online databases information. In addition, the University Writing Center is also available for online education students by contacting writingcenter@dbu.edu.


UNDERGRADUATE ONLINE POLICY

DBU undergraduate resident students with 24 or more hours may register for two additional online classes per semester, provided that the undergraduate student enrolls or maintains enrollment in at least 12 hours of on-campus classes in the regular semester, not including mini-terms. 

Undergraduate commuter students (non-PRST) with more than 24 hours of college credit may enroll in online classes. 

Undergraduate resident and commuter students may take online classes during the winter and summer terms, regardless of the number of credit hours earned, after the first semester of enrollment.


ONLINE COURSES 

Dallas Baptist University is a pioneer in Christian online education, delivering fully accredited degree programs via the Internet since 1998. Providing courses and degrees via online delivery is a part of Dallas Baptist University's commitment to serve its students through a variety of effective methods in instructional delivery designed to meet student needs for flexibility. DBU online education offers students engaging, Christ-centered content and personal connection with the professor and other class members along with convenience and flexibility, which allows students academic progress any time or any place. Each online class is limited in enrollment in order to ensure quality learning and interaction with the professor and students. The time and study requirements found in online classes are comparable with those found in classroom instruction. 

The DBU online campus provides a rich online environment where students and faculty members can collaborate and interact with one another. Students receive quality services online such as the DBU Library, the DBU bookstore, advising, and course registration. Today, we offer 75+ degree programs online serving students anywhere in the world. With programs available anywhere with Internet access, the DBU Online Education program has been very successful delivering quality online education while maintaining a 94% student course completion rate. 


ACADEMIC PROGRAMS OFFERED ONLINE

Please see academic program requirements and course descriptions for detailed information regarding online courses. Some concentrations may not be available online. For current information, you may visit www.dbu.edu/online/programs

Academic programs available through DBU Online Education as of Fall 2020 include the following: 

Certificate Programs

Undergraduate Certificates:

  • Business Communication

  • Health Care Management

  • Information Systems and Technology

  • Marketing Practices

Advanced Certificates:

  • Children’s Ministry Leadership

  • Christian Counseling

  • Conflict Resolution

  • Curriculum and Instruction

  • Discipleship

  • Distance Learning

  • East Asian Studies

  • English as a Second Language

  • Family Ministry Leadership

  • Health Care Management

  • Higher Education Administration

  • Human Resource Management

  • International Management

  • Leadership Studies 

  • Management

  • Marketing

  • Master Reading Teacher

  • Project Management

  • School Principalship

  • Special Needs Children’s Ministry

  • Student Ministry

  • Theological Studies

  • Worship Studies

Associate Degrees

  • Associate of Arts

  • Associate of Arts (Teacher Preparation) 

  • Associate of Biblical Studies

  • Associate of Business Administration 

  • Associate of Christian Studies 

  • Associate of Interdisciplinary Studies 

Bachelor’s Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts

    • Biblical Studies

    • Christian Studies

    • Criminal Justice

    • Interdisciplinary Studies

    • Psychology

    • Sociology

  • Bachelor of Science

    • Christian Studies

    • Criminal Justice

    • Interdisciplinary Studies

    • Psychology

    • Sociology

  • Bachelor of Arts and Sciences

    • Christian Ministries

    • Communication

    • Criminal Justice

    • Health Care Management

    • Interdisciplinary Studies*

    • Psychology

    • Sociology

  • Bachelor of Business Administration

    • Management

    • Marketing

    • Systems Technology and Information Management

  • Bachelor of Business Studies

    • Business Administration

    • Finance

    • Management

    • Marketing

    • Systems Technology and Information Management

Master’s Degrees

  • Master of Arts in Children’s Ministry

    • General 

    • Special Needs Children’s Ministry

  • Master of Arts in Christian Counseling

  • Master of Arts in Christian Ministry*

    • Christian Ministry and Discipleship

    • Counseling Ministry

    • Family Ministry

  • Master of Arts in Discipleship*

    • Discipleship for the Family Track

    • Ministry Focus Track

  • Master of Arts in Family Ministry*

    • Christian Counseling

    • General

    • Leadership

    • Special Needs Family Ministry

  • Master of Arts in Global Leadership*

    • East Asian Studies

    • English as a Second Language

    • General Studies

  • Master of Arts in Management*

    • Health Care Management

  • Master of Arts in Professional Development*

    • Church Leadership

    • Communication

    • Counseling

    • Criminal Justice

    • Finance

    • Higher Education

    • Leadership Studies

    • Management

    • Marketing

  • Master of Arts in Student Ministry

  • Master of Arts in Teaching*

    • Distance Learning Specialization

  • Master of Arts in Theological Studies  

    • Christian Ministry

    • Christian Scriptures

  • Master of Business Administration*

    • Conflict Resolution Management

    • Finance

    • Health Care Management

    • International Business

    • Management

    • Marketing

    • Project Management

  • Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction*

    • Christian School Administration Specialization      

    • Distance Learning Specialization

    • English as a Second Language

    • Leadership Specialization

    • Learning Technologies Specialization

    • Special Education Specialization

  • Master of Education in Educational Leadership*

    • Principal as Instructional Leader Certification

    • Non-certification track

  • Master of Education in Higher Education* 

    • Administration Track

      • Distance Learning Specialization

      • Interdisciplinary Studies

      • Leadership Studies

    • Instructional Track

  • Master of Liberal Arts*             

    • Interdisciplinary Track

    • Single-Discipline Track

      • Christian Studies

Accelerated Bachelor’s/Master’s Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies/Master of Arts in Children’s Ministry

  • Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies/Master of Arts in Christian Counseling

  • Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies/Master of Arts in Christian Ministry*

    • Christian Ministry and Discipleship

    • Counseling Ministry

    • Family Ministry

  • Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies/Master of Arts in Discipleship

    • Discipleship for the Family Track

    • Ministry Focus Track

  • Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies/Master of Arts in Family Ministry*

    • Christian Counseling

    • General 

    • Leadership

    • Special Needs Family Ministry

  • Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies/Master of Arts in Global Leadership*          

    • East Asian Studies

    • English as a Second Language

    • General Studies

  • Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies/Master of Arts in Student Ministry

  • Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies/Master of Arts in Theological Studies

    • Christian Ministry

    • Christian Scriptures

  • Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science in Christian Studies/Master of Arts in Children’s Ministry

  • Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science in Christian Studies/Master of Arts in Christian Counseling

  • Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science in Christian Studies/Master of Arts in Christian Ministry*

    • Christian Ministry and Discipleship

    • Counseling Ministry

    • Family Ministry

  • Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science in Christian Studies/Master of Arts in Discipleship*

    • Discipleship for the Family Track

    • Ministry Focus Track

  • Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science in Christian Studies/Master of Arts in Family Ministry*

    • Christian Counseling

    • General

    • Leadership

    • Special Needs Family Ministry

  • Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science in Christian Studies/Master of Arts in Global Leadership*

    • East Asian Studies

    • English as a Second Language

    • General Studies         

  • Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science in Christian Studies/Master of Arts in Student Ministry

  • Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science in Christian Studies/Master of Arts in Theological Studies

    • Christian Ministry

    • Christian Scriptures

  • Bachelor of Arts and Sciences in Christian Ministries/Master of Arts Children’s Ministry

  • Bachelor of Arts and Sciences in Christian Ministries/Master of Arts in Christian Counseling

  • Bachelor of Arts and Sciences in Christian Ministries/Master of Arts in Christian Ministry*

    • Christian Ministry and Discipleship

    • Counseling Ministry

    • Family Ministry

  • Bachelor of Arts and Sciences in Christian Ministries/Master of Arts in Global Leadership*

    • East Asian Studies

    • English as a Second Language

    • General Studies

  • Bachelor of Arts and Sciences in Christian Ministries/Master of Arts in Theological Studies*

    • Christian Ministry

    • Christian Scriptures

Dual Master’s Degrees

  • Master of Arts in Children's Ministry/Master of Arts in Christian Counseling*

  • Master of Arts in Children’s Ministry/Master of Arts in Christian Ministry*

  • Master of Arts in Children’s Ministry/Master of Arts in Discipleship*

  • Master of Arts in Children’s Ministry/Master of Arts in Management*

  • Master of Arts in Children’s Ministry/Master of Arts in Theological Studies

  • Master of Arts in Children’s Ministry/Master of Business Administration*

  • Master of Arts in Children’s Ministry/Master of Liberal Arts*

  • Master of Arts in Christian Counseling/Master of Arts in Christian Ministry*

  • Master of Arts in Christian Counseling/Master of Arts in Discipleship*

  • Master of Arts in Christian Counseling/Master of Arts in Family Ministry*

  • Master of Arts in Christian Counseling/Master of Arts in Global Leadership*

  • Master of Arts in Christian Counseling/Master of Arts in Student Ministry

  • Master of Arts in Christian Counseling/Master of Arts in Theological Studies

  • Master of Arts in Christian Ministry/Master of Arts in Discipleship*

  • Master of Arts in Christian Ministry/Master of Arts in Student Ministry

  • Master of Arts in Christian Ministry/Master of Arts in Theological Studies*

  • Master of Arts in Christian Ministry/Master of Business Administration*

  • Master of Arts in Discipleship/Master of Arts in Student Ministry*

  • Master of Arts in Discipleship/Master of Arts in Theological Studies*

  • Master of Arts in Discipleship/Master of Business Administration*

  • Master of Arts in Management/Master of Arts in Student Ministry*

  • Master of Arts in Management/Master of Education in Higher Education

  • Master of Arts in Student Ministry/Master of Arts in Theological Studies

  • Master of Arts in Student Ministry/Master of Business Administration*

  • Master of Arts in Theological Studies/Master of Business Administration*

  • Master of Business Administration/Master of Education in Higher Education

  • Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction/Master of Education in Reading and English as a Second Language

*Select concentrations available online

DBU’s student-centered online learning opportunities also include a broad selection of required General Studies courses. Credit hours earned through the successful completion of DBU’s online courses will qualify for inclusion in credit hours accumulated by the student to fulfill the university’s 25% percent residency requirement. If you do not see the degree or concentration you are looking for or for further information, contact DBU’s Online Student Coordinator at 1(800) 460-8188.  


HYBRID COURSES

The best of both worlds … A combination of online and traditional courses

Hybrid courses combine the flexibility of online instruction with the benefit of face-to-face instruction in the classroom. Students attend part of the usual class times in the classroom and complete the remaining course work online. Hybrid courses are comparable to those taught in the traditional classroom and are offered at both the undergraduate and graduate level.