The Pre-Doctoral Experience at AGTS
With a 36-hour M.A. in hand one could earn M.Div.
Equivalency in two years or less using the FasTrak model.
Courses are taken in a customized six credit hour format achieved
by adding reading and writing assignments to regular AGTS classes.
FasTrak is designed to prepare otherwise qualified, in-service
ministry practitioners for admission to the AGTS Doctor of Ministry
Program by providing an opportunity for outstanding personal and
FasTrak is a flexible experience. A participant can select AGTS
classes in any area of interest from a large menu of subjects taught
at locations around the country, online, and by DVD.
- Speed—double the credits, half the time
- Custom Fit—courses that suit your interests
(three or six-credit options)
- Scheduling Flexibility—a year-round schedule
to fit your calendar
- Convenience—locations near you
- Excellent Teaching—world-class professors from
- Relevant Classes—directly applicable to your
- Support Team—ready to walk you through the
- Less Travel—doubling credits reduces the amount
of travel required
- Modular Format—most class sessions can be completed
in one week
All approved AGTS modular courses, degree completion courses
and for-credit conferences are eligible for incorporation within
FasTrak at the discretion of the professor, provided they fit
within the distribution requirements needed for M.Div. Equivalency.
FasTrak participants take courses that fulfill requirements
within five areas: Bible, theology/history, missions/evangelism,
practical theology and electives.
FasTrak Sites Include:
- AGTS Resident Campus, Springfield,
- Northwest University Extension Site, Kirkland, Washington
- Valley Forge Christian College Extension Site, Phoenixville,
- American Indian College Extension
Site, Phoenix, Arizona
- Conferences and seminars across the United States
- Online and DVD courses
Participants will pay the current AGTS tuition
rate per credit.
FasTrak courses are eligible for Financial Aid. One-third of
the cost of each class is due at the time of registration.
Getting On The FasTrak
- Admission Requirements:
- Accredited M.A. of at least 36 credits.
- Three years of full-time ministry experience
- Currently in full-time ministry
- 3.0 GPA on a four-point scale at an accredited graduate
- Minimum 3.0 GPA throughout FasTrak studies
- Contact the D.Min. office for an informal evaluation
of your equivalency status. Please fax all undergraduate and
graduate level transcripts to the Doctor of Ministry Office
(417-268-1047); be sure to include your name, address, phone
number and email address with your request. The evaluation
cannot be guaranteed until official transcripts are received.
- Application Process
- After receiving an informal M.Div. Equivalency
evaluation, eligible participants may submit the appropriate
application forms for admission to FasTrak. First time students
may use the regular
application process ($40 fee). Previous AGTS students may
use a readmission
form ($15 fee).
(Please note: FasTrak is neither a degree program,
nor a guarantee of admission to the D.Min. Successful completion
of the FasTrak provides academic eligibility for the Doctor of
Ministry degree for participants who are otherwise qualified.)
- Course Selection
- Once you have been accepted, you will work
with the D.Min. Team to select courses.
|Doctor of Ministry Office | 417-268-1082 | firstname.lastname@example.org | Fax: 417-268-1047
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