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PROGRAMS AT A GLANCE

Master of Arts

M.A. 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.

M.A. in Theological Studies

The Master of Arts in Theological Studies (MATS) is designed to serve as an intermediate degree for further graduate programs in biblical and theological studies. It is also designed to provide advanced biblical and theological training for ministers who want to enhance their ministry in specialized areas such as teaching and church-related writing.

Master's Programs

Master of Divinity

The M.Div. prepares students for pastoral and other vocational ministries in the church, teaching ministries in local Districts and churches, and for advanced graduate programs in Bible and Theology.

Master of Leadership and Ministry

The MLM is a 45-credit professional studies degree, equipping ministers to become life-long learners and to develop models of personal and professional growth. The program prepares participants for vocational ministries in the Church.

Master of Pastoral Leadership

The 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.

Master of Theology

The Th.M. program 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.

Doctoral Programs

Doctor of Applied Intercultural Studies

The Intercultural Doctoral Studies programs are uniquely Pentecostal focused on developing scholar practitioners with a rich Pentecostal missiological heritage including likely the best Pentecostal Missions library in the world with access to the archives of the Flower Heritage Center.

Doctor of Ministry

The Doctor of Ministry (DMin) is a program designed to expand the influence of leaders worth following. It is the premier professional degree for men and women in full-time ministry seeking advanced training and is designed to equip leaders with ministry competencies at the highest level.

Ph.D. Programs

Ph.D. in Biblical Interpretation and Theology

The Ph.D. BTH at AGTS is a 60-credit program culminating in a terminal academic degree, preparing the graduate for a teaching ministry, improved pulpit ministry, or a writing/publishing ministry. The three academic foci of the program are New Testament Introduction and Biblical Theology, Old Testament Introduction and Biblical Theology, or Biblical Exegesis and Systematic Theology.

Ph.D. in Intercultural Studies

The AGTS Doctor of Philosophy in Intercultural Studies (Ph.D./ICS) facilitates the development and academic certification of vocations in missiological and intercultural teaching and scholarship by:

  • Providing an environment and essential tools that enable research and theological reflection;
  • Creating a unique learning experience customized to each student’s call, gifts and academic interest;
  • Equipping missiologists for research, teaching and missional praxis in an increasingly complex multicultural
    world; and
  • Giving credible voice to scholar practitioner missionaries and national leaders before the academy and the church