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jayAll AGTS masters and doctoral level programs are fully accredited.

Master of Divinity

The Master of Divinity (MDiv) is a 78 hour degree for those planning to enter vocational ministry. Concentration options include:

  • Biblical Languages and Exegesis
  • Expository Preaching
  • Evangelism
  • Intercultural Studies
  • Islamic Studies
  • Leadership
  • Military and Institutional Chaplaincy
  • New Testament
  • Old Testament
  • Pastoral Care
  • Pentecostal and Charismatic Studies
  • Theology

More information.

Check out the MDiv In-service Track and its Muslim Ministry concentration option through Continuing Education at AGTS.

Qualify for the accelerated degree option and you can earn an undergraduate degree at Evangel University and complete an MDiv at AGTS in as little as five years!

Master of Theology

The Master of Theology (ThM) is a 32-credit degree intended for students desiring to prepare for scholarly theological leadership in the church (local church, global missions, parachurch organizations and denominations) through academic teaching and writing, scholarly ministerial practice and/or further graduate theological study at the PhD level.

The ThM is an advanced program of study, taken after an MDiv or MATS, or first graduate theological degree providing equivalent theological background (including the requisite biblical languages) and integrates New and Old Testament exegesis with the disciplines of both biblical theology and systematic theology.

This degree is designed for the student to advance his or her knowledge of a major field of theological research, particularly through the acquisition of, and practice in, the methods and tools of theological research. The following four concentrations are offered:

  • Biblical Interpretation and Old Testament
  • Biblical Interpretation and New Testament
  • Biblical Theology
  • Systematic Theology

More information.

Master of Pastoral Leadership

The Master of Pastoral Leadership (MPL) is an in-service, hybrid degree that allows people in full-time ministry to complete a master's degree in as little as two years, without having to relocate.

It is a professional studies degree designed to provide advanced training for men and women who have been in vocational ministry for at least five years and want to enhance their ministry leadership skills.

The MPL will incorporate online and face-to-face learning experiences. It will require just six visits to the Springfield campus over the course of two years.

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Master of Arts in Christian Ministries

The Master of Arts in Christian Ministries is a 45-hour degree similar to the MDiv, but lacking the Biblical languages requirements and the concentration options.

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This is the only master's degree offered by AGTS which may be completed entirely at one of the branch campuses. (learn more about Continuing Education at AGTS).

Check out the accelerated BA/MACM degree option that helps you earn a BA degree at Evangel University and complete an MACM at AGTS in as little as five years!

Master of Arts in Intercultural Studies

The Master of Arts in Intercultural Studies (MAIS) is a 48-credit degree serving those preparing for multi-cultural ministry in a domestic or foreign context. Students take an intercultural practicum under the guidance of an experienced mentor. The MAIS allows for up to nine credits of approved courses to be taken by prior approval from a foreign school and integrated into the program at AGTS. Concentration options include:

  • Intercultural Studies
  • Global Missions
  • Member Care
  • Islamic Studies

More information.

Master of Arts in Theological Studies

The Master of Arts in Theological Studies (MATS) is a 48 hour degree for those who wish to enhance their effectiveness in ministry, including specialized areas such as teaching and church related writing. Concentration options include:

  • Biblical and Theological Studies
  • Old Testament Studies
  • New Testament Studies
  • Biblical Languages
  • Pentecostal and Charismatic Studies
  • Intercultural Theology

More information.
Online Option:
Can't relocate? learn about AGTS' online MATS degree.

Check out the accelerated BA/MATS degree option that helps you earn a BA at Evangel University and complete a MATS at AGTS in as little as five years!

Doctor of Ministry

The Doctor of Ministry (DMin) is an in-service doctoral degree for those who already have a MDiv or equivalency and have acquired three or more years of ministry experience since earning their first graduate degree. Concentration options include:

  • Missional Leadership (General Leadership Track)
  • Military Chaplaincy
  • Women in Leadership
  • Self-Design Option
  • Biblical Preaching
  • Pastoral Care and Family Ministries (Northwest Branch)

More information.

Doctor of Applied Intercultural Studies

The Doctor of Applied Intercultural Studies (DAIS) degree is an in-service program for those with a master's degree in an appropriate missiological or theological discipline and with more than two years of intercultural ministry experience. Recognizing the priority of the Holy Spirit's person and power in accomplishing the mission of God (Missio Dei), the DAIS enhances missionary practice, prepares students to teach missiology at any level, builds a foundation for training future missionaries and equips leaders for compassion ministry. DAIS students choose between two tracks:

  • Intercultural Studies
  • Christian Relief and Development

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Doctor of Philosophy in Intercultural Studies

The PhD in Intercultural Studies (PhD/ICS) degree is an in-service program for those with a master's degree in an appropriate theological and missiological discipline and with at least two years of intercultural ministry experience. The PhD/ICS program recognizes the priority of the Holy Spirit's person and power in accomplishing the mission of God (Missio Dei) and creates an environment in which students can experience the kind of learning that connects them more deeply with the Spirit's work in mission and allows them to focus their program and research on the application of integrative learning in missional praxis. PhD in Intercultural Studies students choose between two tracks:

  • Missiological Studies
  • Christian Relief and Development

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Doctor of Philosophy in Biblical Interpretation and Theology

The PhD in Biblical Interpretation and Theology (PhD/BTH) will equip and empower Pentecostal scholars to lead the global church through creative teaching, writing and other missional endeavors. This highly selective program will challenge participants to integrate the highest levels of intellectual achievement with biblically focused, contextual praxis. Concentrations include:

  • New Testament Interpretation and Biblical Theology
  • Old Testament Interpretation and Biblical Theology
  • Biblical Exegesis and Systematic Theology

More information.

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