After completing a ThM or PhD in Theological Studies or Church History, graduates typically serve in teaching, leadership, or administrative roles in their churches, colleges, or seminaries, and continue writing and research projects designed to aid the church in living out its distinctive calling in the Asian context.
AGST’s ThM/PhD in Theological Studies and Church History has a long legacy of preparing faithful leaders for the church and academy in Asia and around the globe. Today, our graduates serve as deans and presidents at Bible colleges and seminaries throughout Asia and beyond, and are leading the way in pioneering new resources for the Majority World church.
Join a community of scholar-theologians being equipped to teach and lead the next generation of Asian Christians.
The AGST ThM/PhD in Theological Studies and Church History is hosted by the International Graduate School of Leadership. It is led by Dr. Stephen Pardue, who began serving as program director in August 2020.
In addition to the program committee, guest and affiliate faculty teach courses and supervise student research.
Note: The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) has suspended previous
restrictions on digital learning in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and a
moratorium on most in-person educational activities in the Philippines. However,
international students may need to be aware of certain restrictions on
receiving a CHED-recognized degree when studying in a fully online format.
(This should not affect the validity of your degree vis-à-vis ATA recognition.)
Note: Applications to join the PhD are currently closed as the program is being redeveloped.
|Estimated cost of books||USD 125 per course|
|Comprehensive Exam||USD 50|
|Thesis/Dissertation Fee||USD 800|
|Application Fee (non-refundable)||USD 35|
|English Proficiency Test (if needed)||USD 10|
|Registration Fee||USD 10 per semester|
|Administrative Fee||USD 60 per semester|
|Library Fee||USD 30 per semester|
|Graduation Fee||USD 35|
The ThM/PhD degree is awarded upon successful completion of the following:
All these requirements must be completed within three years of matriculation into the
program for full-time students and within five years for part-time students. Petition to
extend the statute of limitation may be made by a student to the Program Committee.
If you have questions or would like more information about the program, you may send your inquiries, here.