ONLINE EDUCATION

Online Education is a part of Dallas Baptist University’s commitment to serving its students through a variety of effective methods in instructional delivery designed to meet the needs of students at a distance. DBU's online platform allows for synchronous and asynchronous distance learning as well as hybrid educational opportunities. 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 serving 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 in 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 2022 include the following: 

Certificate Programs

Undergraduate Certificates:

  • Biblical Studies

  • Business Communication

  • Health Care Management

  • Marketing Practices

  • Systems Technology and Information Management

Advanced Certificates:

  • Children’s Ministry Leadership

  • Christian Counseling

  • Christian School Administration

  • Curriculum and Instruction

  • English as a Second Language

  • Family Ministry Leadership

  • Health Care Management

  • Human Resource Management

  • Leadership Studies 

  • Management

  • Principal as Instructional Leader

  • Special Needs Children’s Ministry

  • Theological Studies

Associate Degrees

  • Associate of Arts

  • Associate of Arts (Teacher Preparation) 

  • Associate of Biblical Studies

  • 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 Studies 

  • Business Administration 

  • Finance 

  • Management 

  • 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 Ministry 

  • Christian Counseling 

  • Education Ministry Leadership 

  • Family Ministry  

Master of Arts in Education Ministry Leadership 

  • Business in Ministry 

  • Collegiate Ministry 

  • Communication in Ministry 

  • Discipleship in Ministry 

  • Ministry Leadership 

  • Student Ministry 

  • General Studies in Ministry 

Master of Arts in Family Ministry   

  • Christian Counseling  

  • General 

  • Leadership 

  • Special Needs Family Ministry  

Master of Arts in Global Leadership 

  • English as a Second Language 

  • General Studies 

  • Global Studies  

Master of Arts in Professional Development  

  • Church Leadership 

  • Communication 

  • Counseling 

  • Criminal Justice 

  • English as a Second Language

  • Finance

  • Higher Education 

  • Leadership Studies

  • Management 

  • Marketing

  • Training and Development  

Master of Arts in Theological Studies 

  • Biblical Studies 

  • Pastoral Leadership    

Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction   

  • Christian School Administration Specialization 

  • English as a Second Language Specialization 

  • Leadership Specialization 

  • Learning Technologies Specialization 

  • Special Education Specialization  

Master of Education in Educational Leadership   

  • Principal Certification  

  • Non-certification 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

  • General

  • Special Needs 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 Counseling  

  • Education Ministry Leadership 

  • Family Ministry 

  • Theological Studies  

Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies/Master of Arts in Education Ministry Leadership 

  • Business in Ministry 

  • Collegiate Ministry 

  • Communication in Ministry 

  • General Studies in Ministry 

  • Ministry Leadership  

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

  • Christian Counseling 

  • General  

  • Leadership  

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

  • English as a Second Language 

  • General Studies  

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

  • Biblical Studies 

  • Pastoral Leadership  

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

  • General

  • Special Needs Children's Ministry

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

  • Educational Ministry 

  • Christian Leadership  

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

  • Children’s Ministry 

  • Christian Counseling  

  • Christian Leadership 

  • Education Ministry 

  • Family Ministry 

  • Theological Studies   

Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science in Christian Studies/Master of Arts in Education Ministry Leadership 

  • Educational Ministry 

  • Christian Leadership 

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

  • Christian Counseling 

  • General 

  • Leadership  

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

  • English as a Second Language 

  • General Studies  

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

  • Biblical Studies 

  • Pastoral Leadership 

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 

  • Children’s Ministry 

  • Christian Counseling 

  • Education Ministry Leadership 

  • Family Ministry 

  • Global Leadership   

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

  • English as a Second Language 

  • General Studies  

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

  • Biblical Studies 

  • Pastoral Leadership  

Dual Master’s Degrees

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

Master of Arts in Children’s Ministry/Master of Arts in Global Leadership 

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

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

Master of Arts in Christian Ministry/Master of Arts in Global Leadership 

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

Master of Arts in Family Ministry/Master of Arts in Global Leadership 

Master of Arts in Global Leadership/Master of Arts in Theological Studies 

*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.  


METHODS OF INSTRUCTION

Asynchronous Online:  

Classes meet online only with no specific day or time meeting requirements. Students are free to interact with the professor, students, and material in the timeframes of their choosing within each week of the semester. Courses are not self-paced, and weekly participation is expected.  Lectures and coursework are online only. 

Synchronous Online: 

Classes meet online only with a specific day and time meeting requirement. Students are expected to attend live class meetings via the professor’s chosen web-conferencing software.  Lectures and coursework are online only.  

Hybrid: 

Classes meet through a combination of in-person meetings at a specific day and time and asynchronous online class sessions. 

Flex:  

Class lectures take place in-person, and are also broadcast live to a remote audience. Students are expected to attend lectures synchronously either in-person or online. Additional coursework may be delivered in asynchronous online format.   

Restricted to graduate-level courses only.

Hy-Flex:

Class lectures take place in-person, and are also broadcast live to a remote audience. Live broadcasted lectures are recorded. Students are expected to attend lectures synchronously either in-person or online, or view the recorded lectures asynchronously within each week of the semester. Additional coursework may be delivered in asynchronous online format.

Restricted to graduate-level courses only.

In-Person:  

Class lectures take place in-person. Students are expected to attend in-person. Additional coursework may be delivered in asynchronous online format.   

 

  

Delivery Method  

Direct Instruction  

Student Work  

Student Attendance/Participation  

Time  

Location  

Asynchronous Online  

Asynchronous Online  

Asynchronous Online  

Asynchronous weekly participation  

Not Set  

Online  

Synchronous Online  

*No Trad UG student courses  

Synchronous Online  

Asynchronous Online  

Attends live direct instruction, asynchronous weekly participation of student work  

Direct instruction has set time.  

Online  

Hybrid  

In-Person or Asynchronous online (faculty choice)  

In-Person or Asynchronous online (faculty choice)  

Attends in-person session, asynchronous weekly participation.  

In-person session has set time  

In-Person and Online  

Flex   

*Graduate Courses Only  

  

In-Person or Synchronous online (student choice)  

Asynchronous (may or may not make use of LMS)  

Student must attend direct instruction in-person or synchronously online. Asynchronous weekly participation of student work.  

Direct instruction has set time.  

In-Person or Online  

HyFlex   *Graduate Courses Only  

  

In-Person or Synchronous online, or Asynchronous viewing of Recorded Lectures  

(Student Choice) 

Asynchronous (may or may not make use of LMS)  

Student must attend Direct instruction in-person or synchronously online, or view recorded lectures within each week. Asynchronous weekly participation of student work.  

Direct instruction has set time. Students may elect to view recorded lectures with the week of the session. 

In-Person or Online  

In-Person  

In-Person  

Asynchronous (may or may not make use of LMS)  

Student must attend Direct instruction in-person. Asynchronous weekly participation of student work.  

Direct instruction has set time.  

In Person