Admissions

 
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FINANCIAL INFORMATION

 

Tuition & Fees

  • $75 application fee 

  • $125 per credit hour

  • $150 textbook and materials fee per course

  • $600 room and board fee per session (approximate)

  • $140 development fee per session

  • $125 per credit hour for DMin dissertation (12 credit hours)

  • $150 per credit hour for PhD dissertation (12 credit hours)

The cost of the entire program is estimated at $15-20,000 (plus travel expenses). This is a rough estimate only, and is intended to help you plan for the costs of the doctoral program. It is not an exact figure. Please note that although we strive to make the PAThS program as affordable as possible, tuition and fees are subject to change at any time.

 

TUITION DISCOUNT

Returning students entering PAThS from Africa Assemblies of God Alliance (AAGA) member churches may apply to the Provost’s office for a tuition discount of $25/credit hour. This discount does not apply to project or dissertation credits. Applications are not automatic, but will be evaluated based on both need and merit.

Admission dates & requirements

 

PAThS welcomes a new intake of PhD and DMin students every 2 years. Applicants for enrollment are reviewed by the Academic Affairs Committee.  Primary consideration is given to applicants who are directly involved in Bible school or seminary ministry.

 
 

INTAKE DATES & Deadlines

UPCOMING INTAKE DATES:

Togo: July 2020

Tanzania: October 2020

Nigeria: July 2020

GREEK DATES: The Greek classes required for entry to the PhD in Theological Studies are scheduled as follows.

  • Togo campus: July 1-26 and November 18-December 13, 2019

  • Nigeria extension: July 1-26, 2019, and Jan. 6-24, 2020

APPLICATION DEADLINES:

In order to be considered for your desired campus and program, please ensure that all application materials are submitted by the corresponding deadline.

Togo Campus, PhD applicants: April 30, 2019

Togo Campus, DMin applicants: June 30, 2020

Tanzania Extension, DMin applicants: July 31, 2020

Nigeria Extension, PhD applicants: June 15, 2019

Nigeria Extension, DMin applicants: March 31, 2020

 

SPIRITUAL REQUIREMENTS

As PAThS exists to equip the church to fulfill God’s mission, the applicant must be in good standing with, and recommended by, the national ecclesiastical body to whom he or she is accountable.

  • Applicant must be a born-again member of a church that aligns with the PAThS doctrinal statement.

  • Applicant must be filled with the Holy Spirit according to Acts 2:4.

  • Applicant must give testimony of the call of God on his or her life, and commitment to full-time ministry.

  • Applicant should have a minimum of ten years’ ministry experience.

  • Applicant must currently be in a position of full-time ministry, and continue in ministry throughout their studies.

 

Academic Requirements

DMin Admission Requirements

An applicant must have completed an MDiv (or ministry-related MA with MDiv equivalency) from an accredited theological institution, demonstrating competence in the student's chosen field of study. 

At the postgraduate level, an applicant must have maintained a cumulative grade point average of 3.2 or higher on a 4-point scale to qualify for admission.

PhD Admission Requirements

An applicant must possess an MA from a recognized theological institution, demonstrating competence in the field of study.

At the postgraduate level, an applicant must have maintained a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher on a 4-point scale to qualify for admission.

In addition, both PhD programs have specific prerequisite requirements which must be met before entry (see below).

PREREQUISITE REQUIREMENT FOR THE PHD IN THEOLOGICAL STUDIES: In order to effectively interact with current scholarship at the doctoral level, the prospective PAThS PhD student must possess a working competence in biblical Greek. PAThS requires two years of biblical Greek (12 credit hours) at the BA or MA level for admission into the PhD program. This requirement may be met in one of two ways:

  • By passing a proficiency exam demonstrating the applicant's ability to use biblical Greek. The exam measures both first- and second-year Greek proficiency. Both years of Greek proficiency must be demonstrated. The applicant will be responsible to enroll in Greek language study if he or she does not pass the proficiency exam. Greek proficiency must be achieved before the applicant can be admitted into the PhD program. 

  • By successfully completing 2 intensive courses in Greek. These studies are offered in two one-month block courses, each of which covers the equivalent of one year of Greek. Both block courses are offered at the main campus in Lomé, Togo and the Nigeria extension during the year prior to enrollment. Any applicant with a deficiency in biblical Greek will be required to successfully complete both month-long courses prior to enrollment at PAThS.  See “Greek Dates” above, under “Intake Dates and Deadlines,” for scheduling information.

PREREQUISITE REQUIREMENT FOR THE PHD IN EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP:

In order to effectively interact with doctoral-level material on educational leadership, applicants for the PhD in Educational Leadership are required to complete the four courses listed below as a prerequisite for admission. These may be completed at any regional Global University (GU) study center, and the transcript forwarded to PAThS. Requests for consideration of equivalent credit earned at a non-GU institution may be made to the provost’s office, and will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

  • EDU 6203, Educational Psychology

  • EDU 5023, Educational Measurement

  • EDU 6073, Teaching Strategies: Facilitating Adult Education

  • EDU 5063, Curriculum and Instructional Design

 

Interview

Once all other application materials and the application fee have been submitted, the applicant will be contacted to schedule an admission interview, which will be conducted by phone or Skype.

 

Technology

Applicants will need a late-model laptop with the latest version of Microsoft Office, as well as reliable internet access. Basic computer proficiency is required.

 

English Language Proficiency

All applicants must demonstrate English competency, as this is the language of instruction. An English proficiency exam may be required as part of the admissions process, at the discretion of the admissions committee. English proficiency exams will be administered at the WAAST/FATAD campus and proctored by WAAST/FATAD personnel. Applicants instructed by the admissions committee to take this test will need to contact WAAST/FATAD for testing dates and details. 

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