Dale Kietzman University is changing the educational landscape in Africa. Be a part of a school that educates and develops the minds and  souls of students. We are Christian education that transforms communities through higher education.

DKU History

The concept for a “development” university originated in Cameroon, West Africa, where a highly successful training program in development methodology is being carried out in Dale Kietzman Leadership Centers.

The two-year program is based on a community-level development project selected and carried out by each student over the period of study. These centers have received official standing from the Ministry of Education in Cameroon. Now, Dale Kietzman University is launching a new, university-level instructional programs offered at the associates, bachelors, masters, and doctoral levels in several majors.


Dale Kietzman University seeks to be a global center for Christian thought, to be an influential evangelical voice that addresses crucial cultural issues, and to spark an intellectual and spiritual renewal that advances the Kingdom of Christ in the United States and around the world.


Dale Kietzman University offers biblically centered education, encourages students in scholarship and service, and equips men and women in mind and character to impact the world for the benefit of all Humanity


Dale Kietzman University is committed to helping students to progress to a top position in their chosen profession through world-class training, while learning to confront their challenges and opportunities with a Christian worldview. Through intensive study and an environment of proven scholarship, students will be able to speak to the issues of life with clarity, offering insight and hope to the world around them.


In keeping with our mission, our intent is to graduate students who have developed a biblical worldview that enables them to be productive in all areas of life. Dale Kietzman University is committed to an educational approach that is culturally relevant and socially aware:

Graduates will be noted for their commitment to:

  • The healthy development of relationships as evidenced in interpersonal, family, church, and social relationships that affirm the dignity of the individual and show sensitivity to diverse cultures and Communities.
  • The pursuit of intellectual excellence as evidenced by analytical and creative thinking, lifelong development of vocational skills, clear expression of ideas and appreciation of aesthetic values.
  • The stewardship of God’s creation as demonstrated in the practice of a healthy physical lifestyle and the wise management of the resources God has given us.

Dale Kietzman University (DKU) is approved in the United States in California and Utah. 

  • California: DKU is approved for theological programs under a Exempt status with California’s Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE).
  • Utah: DKU has established an Exemption under the Utah Post-Secondary School Act (Title 13, Chapter 34, Section 105). Exemption under the Utah Post-Secondary School Act does not mean that the State of Utah supervises, recommends, nor accredits the institution. Murray, Utah serves as the institution’s administrative headquarters. All DKU programs are available through the State of Utah Exemption.

DKU’s Institut Superior Dale Kietzman campus in Douala, Cameroon, Africa is also recognized by the Cameroon Ministry of Higher Education (MINESUP) to offer programs ranging from associates to doctorates.

DKU has partnered with a number of organizations to help its students fulfill their callings. Through our growing network of partners, students have options to further their education, including studying in the United States.

Our current partners include:  

  • Kansas Christian College
  • EUCON International University
  • Ecclesia College
  • American National University
  • InterLearn

DKU has its headquarters in Murray, UT, a suburb of Salt Lake City. This location is where has the majority of its U.S. approvals to offer degrees located.  

While DKU is online institution, there is ample space should we desire to add onsite classes in the future.