Dallas Baptist University


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The purpose of Dallas Baptist University is to provide Christ-centered quality higher education in the arts, sciences, and professional studies at both the undergraduate and graduate levels to traditional age and adult students in order to produce servant leaders who have the ability to integrate faith and learning through their respective callings.


Within DBU, the Cook School of Leadership was founded to equip Christian servant leaders. The CSL offers the following degrees:

  • Ph.D. in Leadership Studies
  • Ed.D. in Educational Leadership
  • M.Ed. in Higher Education
  • M.A. in Leadership
  • M.A. in International Studies

Do you have a sense of responsibility for the world around you?  If you are interested in transforming the world for the glory of God through Christian leadership, then look no further – the Gary Cook School of Leadership is the right place for you.  For better or worse, leadership changes the world in which we live. That is why it is so critical that DBU is developing Christian servant leaders ready to serve with a boldness for the glory of God, regardless of vocational context. 

At the Cook School of Leadership you will be challenged to become the very best Christian scholar, servant leader and global thinker using the gifts and abilities endowed to you by God.  I have no doubt that the world is in need of more DBU graduates as our students study, learn and depart from their experience with a deep sense of purpose and mission. We combine a unique interdisciplinary educational experience and challenge our students to make immediate application with what they learn in a world in need of and longing for good ethical and moral leadership.

Our students are changing the world for the glory of God through original ideas undergirded by Christian scholarship and centuries of leadership concepts.  I invite you to become a part of the DBU story and join the countless other DBU students, graduates, faculty and staff in taking responsibility for the world in which we inhabit by living out our faith and calling to the glory of God alone.


Adam C. Wright, Ph.D.
President, Dallas Baptist University

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