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Asia Pacific Theological Seminary provides three post-graduate programs: Master of Theology, Doctor of Ministry and Doctor of Philosophy.

Master of Theology (M.Th.)

The Master of Theology (M.Th.) is a graduate level program designed to provide quality education and training. The program aims to prepare potential scholars and qualified Christian workers for teaching positions in seminaries and Bible Colleges, for pursing higher level studies, and for engaging in reflective research, particularly in the student’s own context. Therefore it is academic in orientation, offering students an opportunity for serious and sustained academic engagement while continuing to carry out their normal responsibilities.

The requirements of the M.Th. include four independent, tutorial type papers (six credits each), one of which must be in the area of Pentecostal/Charismatic Studies and the writing of a thesis (12 credits). The thesis must be reflective and critical quality writing, researched and documented according to the guidelines.

Students can study part-time taking the tutorial-type papers over a two-year period, and writing the thesis in the third year. They must come to the APTS campus for eight weeks of each year in which they are enrolled in the program. There is also a full-time option, for which students can live on campus for a year or more and concentrate on their research full-time.

Admission requirements: M.Div. (or M. Div. equivalent) which must include a biblical language to exegesis level, with a 3.3 GPA (on a 4.0 scale). 550 on the TOEFL or 6.57.0 on IELTS.


Doctor of Ministry in Pentecostal/Charismatic Ministries (D.Min.)

The Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) degree is a professional award intended for persons who are actively engaged in full-time Christian ministry. It involves advanced seminary work beyond the M.Div. degree. Its purpose is to enhance the participant's personal growth toward maturity and professional competence in the practice of ministry. The D.Min. program is committed to maintaining high academic standards and to building ministry on a solid biblical and theological foundation.

The Distinctives of the Program:

The APTS D.Min. program focuses on issues facing Pentecostal/Charismatic ministries in Asia today. It is structured as a three-year program consisting of two years of part-time course work (24 credits) and a one-year research project (6 credits). This structure allows students to continue in full-time ministry while pursuing their degree. Participants come to the APTS campus twice each year (four weeks each time) for two years to complete their course work. The D.Min. program requires a total of 30 credit hours comprised of 8 core courses and a final research project. The maximum time for completing the program is five years.

Curriculum:

Core Courses (3 credits each)
DMN 811 Pentecostal Spirituality and Ministry 3
DMN 822 Contemporary Asian Pentecostal/Charismatic Issues 3
DMN 855 Leadership in the 21st Century 3
DMN 877 Contemporary Issues in Pentecostal Missions 3
DMN 888 Research Project Seminar 3
Electives (3 credits each, select three courses) 
DMN 812 Contemporary Pentecostal Ministry in the Urban Context 3
DMN 813 Pentecostal Holistic Ministry 3
DMN 814 Issues in Church Planting and Development 3
DMN 815 New Testament Relationships 3
DMN 824 Signs and Wonders in Ministry 3
DMN 833 Advanced Pentecostal/Charismatic Preaching 3
DMN 844 Pastoral Care and Counseling 3
DMN 867 Educational and Discipleship Ministries of the Church 3
Research Project
DMN 899 Research Project 6

Click HERE to download D.Min. Handbook

Click HERE to download Ph.D., D.Min. and Th.M. application forms.  


Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

The PhD is a graduate level program designed to provide quality education and training in interest areas of the candidate’s current ministry or future ministry goals. The candidate demonstrates the ability to conduct independent research and organize the data on his or her own initiative. The program aims to enhance the candidate’s personal growth toward maturity and professional competence in the practice of ministry and to prepare gifted scholars and qualified ministers for teaching positions in seminaries and Bible colleges in Asia Pacific region. The PhD is the highest academic degree offered by APTS and is intended for individuals who are actively engaged in full-time Christian ministry.

The PhD program is structured as a research-based program. The applicant must do research in the fields of Education, Missions, Counseling, Theology or Biblical Studies; and write a dissertation. The duration is a minimum of three years and a maximum of five years to complete the dissertation without leaving the ministry. The program consists of research seminars, dissertation, and oral defense (three credit hours).

Click HERE to download Ph.D. Handbook

Click HERE to download Ph.D., D.Min. and Th.M. application forms.