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The MMin is a professional degree program designed for people who plan to enter or upgrade in pastoral ministry. The normal duration of the program is three and a half years, plus the time needed to finish prerequisites.

Admission Requirements

  1. A baccalaureate degree or its equivalent from a recognized institution with a minimum GPA of 2.50 (on a four point scale) or equivalent.
  2. Demonstrated proficiency in English. 


Have a minimum of 72 undergraduate semester hours in religion.

For every year of full-time regular denominational employment as a pastor, teacher or chaplain, two of the 72 semester hours in religion may be waived, up to a total of 10 years (20 semester hours). The employing institution should provide a certified copy of the worker's service record.

Degree Requirements

  1. Complete 36 semester hours of coursework specified in the program within a maximum of 10 calendar years.
  2. Have a cumulative GPA of not less than 2.50 for graduation.

Credit by Transfer

The maximum credits by transfer and the challenge of courses through  proficiency tests cannot exceed 9 semester hours.

Directed Individual Study

A maximum of 3 semester hours of credits can be earned by DIS. A student may not use the DIS option in place of core requirements without the specific approval of the MMin Program Committee.


AIIAS is a graduate level institution managed by the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists based in Maryland, USA

Adventist International Institute of Advanced Studies
Lalaan I, Silang, Cavite 4118, Philippines