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Press Releases: AGTS announces new Ph.D. in Bible and Theology

Contact: Jennifer Hall, Promotions Coordinator
Phone: (417) 268-1024
Fax: (417) 268-1001; ATTN: Jennifer Hall

Springfield, Mo.—September 30, 2010—The Assemblies of God Theological Seminary is proud to announce a new Ph.D. in Bible and Theology (Ph.D./BT) to begin in summer 2011.

The Ph.D./BT will equip and empower Pentecostal scholars to lead the global church through creative teaching, writing and other missional endeavors. This highly selective program will challenge participants to integrate the highest levels of intellectual achievement with biblically focused, contextual praxis. Concentrations include:

  • Biblical Theology
  • Old Testament Studies
  • New Testament Studies
  • Systematic Theology
  • Historical Theology
  • Global Pentecostal Theology  
Key program developer Dr. Charlie Self said, "Our Ph.D. faculty and students are irrevocably committed to the authority and inspiration of the Bible, the centrality of the local church as God’s primary agency for mission and a Spirit-empowered life marked by supernatural expectations and experiences."
 "This Ph.D. will  propel many into academic leadership in organizations around the world," said President Byron D. Klaus, "qualifying women and men to lead institutions that empower effective ministry.

The newly approved Ph.D. is the fourth doctoral degree offered by AGTS. The Doctor of Ministry was inaugurated in 1997, the Doctor of Missiology in 2007 and the Ph.D. in Intercultural Studies (Ph.D./ICS) in 2009. The Ph.D./ICS and the Ph.D./BT at AGTS are the first independently offered Ph.D.s by an Assemblies of God educational institution in the world.

For more information about the Ph.D./BT, contact Dr. Charlie Self at 1-800-467-AGTS  or send an email to

AGTS is accredited regionally by the Higher Learning Commission,,  and by the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada,

AGTS is one of the world’s leading Pentecostal seminaries. Degrees offered include a Ph.D./BT, Ph.D./ICS, D.Min., D. Miss., M.Div. and four M.A.s. Classes are offered in Springfield, Mo.; Sacramento and Scotts Valley, Calif.; Phoenix, Ariz.; Kirkland, Wash.; and Phoenixville, Pa. In addition to traditional classes, a variety of alternative class formats include online classes, independent studies, week-long modules and weekend classes. For more information visit or call 1-800-467-AGTS.


Updated: Thursday, September 30, 2010 1:27 PM

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