Seminary Credit

Downline Little Rock has established partnerships with Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and Dallas Theological Seminary. These partnerships give Downline students ways to work toward a seminary degree while simultaneously participating in Downline.

Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Our partnership with Southern Baptist Theological Seminary gives Downline students the opportunity to participate in the Institute and earn seminary credit without having to choose between the two. Students may obtain up to 30 hours of credit from Southern and must enroll at Southern to obtain these credits.

Courses Offered 

Students can receive varying amounts of credit for going through Downline. The amount of credit you receive depends on the courses you take. You will be required to complete additional reading, writing, and research assignments to receive credit. Below are the courses you can take with the attached syllabi:

Introduction to the Old Testament I (3 hours)

Introduction to the Old Testament II (3 hours)

Introduction to the New Testament I (3 hours)

Introduction to the New Testament II (3 hours)

MAP: Integrative Seminar I – Leadership (6 hours)

MAP: Integrative Seminar II – Proclamation (6 hours)

MAP: Integrative Seminar III- Outreach/Missions (6 hours)

Dallas Theological Seminary

Students can earn seminary credit for participation in the Downline Institute. For the Advanced Standing option, students must be admitted to DTS to earn the credit hours and the total amount varies by degree program.

Downline Institute Courses
Students who successfully complete Downline Institute and additional reading and research assignments with a B or higher grade can receive 10 hours of credit:

BE102 – Old Testament History I (3 hours)

BE103 – Old Testament History II (2 hours)

BE105 – Gospels (2 hours)

BE107 – Hebrews, General Epistles, Revelation (3 hours)

Advanced Standing
Downline students may also receive up to 25% of a Master’s degree through Advanced Standing exams (BE101, BE104, BE106, BE109). More information at 


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