AGS offers different programs to equip Christian leaders fulfill various roles in and outside the church ministry setting. These programs incorporate different approaches to give the students broader perspectives of how they can navigate theories to contextual application so it will be relevant to their communities.

Master of Divinity, Master of Arts, Graduate Diploma, Graduate Certificate, etc

Different programs offer different depth and breadth of study. You may choose what is suitable to your current needs and capabilities. (Contact the Registrar or Program Advisers)

AGS Programs are ladderized.

If you have earned course credits in other graduate level study and would like to consider transferring to AGS, or if you are thinking of shifting fields of study within AGS, maybe you do not need to start from scratch. (Feel free to contact the Registrar for equivalency requirements and time frame regarding this.)

Off-campus Extension Classes ----  Master of Ministry (36 units)

For those who desire formal theological training but are not able to leave their ministry/community to attend any of the residential programs in the AGS campus in Project 7, Quezon City, then our off-campus Master of Ministry extension class is for you.

Program Description:

The Master of Ministry is an innovative, modular and non-residential program designed for pastors, church workers and lay leaders who aspire to pursue graduate-level pastoral training while serving in their churches.

Program Strengths:

  • Bringing theological education to your doorstep
  • Major subjects customized to the needs of your local community
  • Core courses at par with the core courses of the residential progams
  • Ladderized approach (units may be credited if the student opts to attend a regular residential program later on)

Program Description:

The Youth Studies program addresses a desperate need both in churches and on campuses across Asia today. The program equips those who serve the youth in sharing the Good News to the young people who are in search for meaning.

Program Strengths:

  • Faculty with ministry, academic and international experience
  • Prepares youth ministers to serve in various settings
  • A ministry rather than entertainment approach to working with youth
  • A balanced, comprehensive curriculum
  • A focus on universals that can be applied anywhere
  • A mix of modular and semestral formats
  • Adaptable to Filipino/Asian context
  • The first an d only program of its kind in the Philippines and Asia
Degree
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Time Frame Description
Graduate Diploma in Pastoral Studies major in Youth Studies  One-year study program   
Master of Arts in Pastoral Studies major in Youth Studies  Two-year program   
Master of Divinity in Pastoral Studies major in Youth Studies    Three-year program  

Spiritual Formation (Graduate Certificate – 18 units --- can be completed in 1.5 years)

Program Description:

The Certificate in Spiritual Formation is a special program designed for the nurture of the inner life necessary for all disciples of Jesus Christ. It focuses on the Christian’s personal and spiritual formation so the student love God, self and others.

Program Strengths:

  • contemplative focus
  • A dynamic approach to prayer and communing with God
  • Reflective
  • Encourages deeper spirituality --- moving beliefs from the head to one’s depths

Program Description:

The Theological Studies program equips people to teach God’s timeless truth to the present and future generation.

Program Strengths:

  • Emphasis on relating study to Asian cultural context
  • Balanced, comprehensive curriculum taught at a high academic standard
  • Commitment to equip men and women for church leadership
  • Faculty with a wide range of scholarly and ministerial experience

 

Degree
(click for list of courses)
Time Frame Description
Graduate Diploma in Theological Studies  One-year study program  For people who desire theological studies to enrich ministry effectiveness nad deepen their understanding of the Christian faith 
Master of Arts in Theological Studies  Two-year program  For people who are planning on or already engaged in teaching-theology ministry and desire a solid academic foundation for this 
Master of Divinity in Theological Studies   Three-year program  For people who want further theological and historical grounding through additional year of study