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Dallas Baptist University

Dallas Baptist University

Dallas, TX

Dallas Baptist University

Dallas Baptist University

Campus Locations:

3000 Mountain Creek Parkway, Dallas, TX 75211

School Locations:

Dallas, TX

School Accreditations:

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)

Day-1 CPT Programs:

MS in Information Technology and Management (STEM), MS in Management (STEM), Master of Business Administration (STEM )

Estimated Tuition:

$42,000 - $47,000 (Master’s)


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| About the School

Dallas Baptist University (DBU), founded in 1898, is a four-year Catholic school located in the city of Dallas, Texas, USA. Currently, the student population is around 5,000, with international students accounting for approximately 10-15%. DBU values small class sizes, employing 132 full-time professors who maintain a student-to-faculty ratio of only 13:1. It ranks among the top 15 universities in Texas and is highly regarded by local residents.

The school's graduate program supports international students in working with Day 1 CPT. (Curricular Practical Training)

*Latest News: DBU allows students to work and live outside of Texas. They are required to attend classes on campus once every two weeks.

About the School

| Accreditations

Dallas Baptist University (DBU) has undergone a rigorous evaluation by a national examining committee and highly competent subject matter specialists.

DBU is accredited by:

  • the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)

  • the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), the sole national accrediting body for educator preparation providers

  • the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)

| School Locations

DBU's main campus is conveniently located southwest of downtown Dallas, with easy access to transportation, including the nearby 303 and 408 freeways, and it's only 15 minutes away from DFW international airport and downtown Dallas.

*For those living in the Dallas and Fort Worth area, the commute takes 40 minutes. Driving to the campus is also easy with two direct routes available. Guest parking is available adjacent to the Welcome Center.

Dallas Campus

3000 Mountain Creek Parkway, Dallas TX 75211

DBU Campus Map

DBU Campus Map

| Pros and Cons


  • Convenient for local students in Texas

  • Curricular Practical Training (CPT) available throughout the year with no gaps

  • As a religious university, most students are domestic students, with fewer Day-1 CPT students, and lower chances of RFE for H1B and Green Card applications

  • Several breaks in a year

  • Solid coursework with a high-quality education

Pros and Cons


  • Higher tuition fees compare to some Day 1 CPT universities

  • Onsite attendance requirement is once per two weeks

  • High application requirements for the program (Contact CPTDog for assistance with the application)

| Day-1 CPT Programs

Day 1 CPT Policy

◎ F1 students

To Maintain your Status - F-1 Student Visa:

  • DBU requires students to take a full course load during the required semesters(9+ credits for graduate program) to maintain an F-1 student visa.

◎ CPT Work hours

On-Campus Work: Limited to 20 hours/week while enrolled, 40 hours/week during breaks.

Off-Campus Work: Must receive authorization from a DSO

◎ CPT Instruction

  • Log into your Immigration Portal and read the CPT request for more information

  • Make sure you fulfill the listed immigration and DBU requirements

  • Complete the application

Important facts:

Do not work with your CPT until you have received your I-20 with CPT authorization. Further, you may not begin working until the CPT start date listed on the I-20. Your EAD card (Employment Authorization Document) for CPT is the CPT I-20 provided by the DSO after your CPT has been approved.

CPT Policy

DBU’s graduate programs that offer Day 1 CPT:

  1. Master of Arts in Management

    • Concentrations: General Management, Human Resource

  2. Management Master of Business Administration

    • Concentrations: Finance, Accounting, Business Analytic, IT Manager, Project Management, Marketing

  3. Master of Science in Accounting (provides sufficient credit hours to take the CPA exam)

  4. Master of Science in Finance (designed for the CFA program and is STEM-certified)

  5. Master of Science in Information Technology and Management (STEM)

    • Concentrations: Business Analytics, IT Management

  6. Master of Science in Management (STEM)

  7. Master of Science in Organizational Change and Project Management (STEM)

  8. Master of Science in Supply Chain Management

  9. Master of Business Administration (STEM)

    • Concentration: Marketing Analytics

For students/professionals without an IT, business management, accounting, or finance background, here’re other CPT programs:

  1. Master of Arts in Leadership

    • Concentration: Business Leadership, General Leadership, Global Leadership, Leadership in Ministry

  2. Master of Arts in International Studies

    • Concentrations: Global Business, International Relations

  3. Master of Education in Teaching (eligible for Texas Teacher Certification application)

  4. Master of Education in School Guidance (focuses on school guidance education)


Master of Business Administration (STEM)

  • Popular Concentration: Marketing Analytics

  • Graduation Requirement: 40.5 Credit Hours

  • Average Graduation Time: 3 Years

Master of Business Administration

The STEM MBA program has 9 concentrations

Business Intelligence and Analytics


Data-Driven Operations and Supply Chain Management


IT and Innovation

Marketing Analytics

Project Management Technologies

Technology and Engineering Management

STEM Management

The MBA program has 10 core courses (28.5 credit hours), and 12 concentration credit hours, total 40.5 credit hours
  • ACCT 6321 - Managerial Accounting - 3 credits

  • FINA 6301 - Corporate Finance - 3 credits

  • MANA 51.523 - Critical Thinking, Research, and Writing - 1.5 credits

  • MANA 6302 - Quantitative Analysis and Modeling for Decision-Making - 3 credits

  • MANA 6310 - Leading Innovation - 3 credits

  • MANA 6333 - Managing Operations Technologies - 3 credits

  • MANA 6341 - Strategic Management Decisions (S-L) - 3 credits

  • MANA 6344 - MBA Program Capstone Course - 3 credits

  • MISM 6314 - Management Information Systems - 3 credits

  • MRKT 6301 - Advanced Marketing Strategies (S-L) - 3 credits

Master of Science in Management (STEM)

  • Graduation Requirement: 36 Credit Hours

  • Average Graduation Time:2 to 3 Years

Master of Science in Management

6 concentrations

Information Security Management

Technology Strategy and Consulting

FinTech Management

Human Resource Management

General Management

Supply Chain Management

6 core courses, 6 concentration courses

Core Courses Include:

  • MANA 6302 - Quantitative Analysis

  • MANA 6310 - Leading Innovation

  • MISM 6314 - Management Information Systems

  • MSITM 6320 - Humanics: Agile Project Management

-Select two from the following:

  • ACCT 6321 - Managerial Accounting

  • COMA 6321 - Strategic Communication for Organizations

  • FINA 6301 - Corporate Finance

  • MANA 6314 - Organizational Change and Development

  • MANA 6323 - Human Resource Strategy **(S-L)

  • MANA 6333 - Managing Operations Technologies

  • MANA 6358 - Business Negotiation and Conflict Resolution

  • MANA 6360 - Managerial Strategy and Implementation

  • MANA 6372 - Managing Organizations and Teams (**S-L)

  • MSITM 6303 - Data Visualization

  • MSITM 6330 - Digital Ethics

Master of Science in Information Technology and Management (STEM)

  • Popular Concentration: Business Analytic, IT Management

  • Graduation Requirement: 36 Credit Hours

  • Average Graduation Time: 2 to 3 Years

Information Technology and Management

8 concentrations

Business Intelligence and Analytics

Digital Transformation


Information Security for Managers

Information Technology Management

Professional Development

Quantum Information Science

User Experience (UX)

8 core courses, 4 concentration courses
  • MISM 6320 - Systems Analysis and Project Management

  • MSITM 6342 - Database Management for Business Analysis

  • MSITM 6350 - Cloud Computing

  • MSITM 6341 - Python

-Choose one from the following

  • MANA 6310 - Leading Innovation

  • MANA 6330 - Leadership Development

-Choose 3 graduate-level courses (9 hours) from Accounting, Entrepreneurship, Finance, General Management, Human Resources, or Marketing

| Onsite Frequency

Onsite Frequency

DBU's courses are Hybrid, and most of the classes require on-site once every 2 weeks.

*Most on-site classes take place in the evenings or on weekends.

| Tuition and Scholarship

The tuition fee for Dallas Baptist University (DBU)’s graduate program is charged by credits. The regular graduation requirements are 36-40 credits, each credit is $1,177, and total tuition is $42,000 to $47,000 (for 3 years, an average of $14,124 per year).

** CPT is counted as an internship course and cost an additional fee of $10,593 for one year of CPT work. (3 credits per semester, 3 CPT courses per year)

** Tuition is subject to change in 2023 Summer, to $1,271 per credit.

Non-Tuition Cost:

  • Graduate Application Fee: No Charge

  • Technology Fee: $150

| Scholarships


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  • Special offer

  • No GPA, document requirement

  • Students are still eligible to apply for other scholarships

* GoElite MUST be mentioned in the student's original application form, or a FERPA form for GoElite must be submitted before acceptance is issued in order to qualify for the scholarship and receive referral credit.


Other Scholarships Include:

The scholarships provided by DBU for international graduate students are limited. Currently, the scholarships available for international students to apply for are:

**The amount of the two scholarships is less than $5,000, and applications need to come from a religious context.

| Academic Calendar

Academic Calendar

DBU has 3 semesters a year: Fall, Spring and Summer.

  • International students must take 9 credits (3 courses, including 3 credits of internship courses) in the Fall and Spring semesters

  • Can only take 3 credits of internship courses in Summer

  • Among all the semesters, the summer semester is a short semester, students can apply for vacation, which only takes 3 credits of CPT courses. Fall and Spring semester requires 6 credits (which are 2 courses) in addition to CPT courses

*With a relatively high admission bar, it is recommended that transfer students in the United States apply two months in advance, and students who are outside of the U.S. apply 3.5 months in advance.

*If you miss the application deadline, don't worry, contact us, CPTDog could work with School Admissions to expedite admission decisions within an average of 3 days.

| Application Guide

◎ Requirements

  1. A Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution (U.S. or international degree)

  2. Evidence of sound moral character and compatibility with DBU's mission

  3. Two letters of recommendation from non-family members

  4. A current professional resume

  5. Official transcript, undergraduate Transcript shows that the academic success of a GPA of 3.0 or above

  6. A Statement of Purpose (outlining reasons for seeking admission, answering each question with approximately 150 words, as this is considered a writing sample)

  7. Language requirements: IBT TOEFL 79 / IELTS 6.0 overall and a 5.5 minimum on any section / Duolingo 105 / Enroll in school IEP courses/ GMAT: above 425; GRE: above top 32%

    (language requirement can be waived if you previously have a US bachelor's degree)

**If your GPA is lower than 3.0 or did not reach the language requirement, please contact us to assist!

◎ How to apply

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  • Online Application Portal:

  • Click on Graduate Admissions -> Online App

  • Sign up using your email address

  • Select Major and Concentrations

  • Fill out the application form and submit the required documentation

    **CPTDog work closely with DBU admissions, if you didn’t meet some of the requirement, please contact us to request to waive them)

  • #NOTE: under International Information:

    -> “Are you applying through a study abroad agency?” -> SELECT YES

How to apply

Agency Information

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Agency Information

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